Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Bowkers in:
 • Calvary Cemetery
 • Portage
 • Porter County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
George Bowker
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 7, 1882
DeKalb County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 4, 1967
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Chicago Tribune, May 5, 1967:
George Bowker Sr., 87, was found dead last night in his home at 11842 Laporte av., Worth township. His hands and feet were bound with neckties and his face was cut on the left side.

The dead man's son, George Jr., 45, told sheriff's police he and his father were bound and robbed by two men wearing rubber masks and handkerchief over their faces. He said his father died after he was beaten by the two men, one of whom was armed with a pistol.

The younger Bowker, a dishwasher, said the robbers took $6 from his father's pocket and several shotguns from the home. After freeing himself, he went to a neighbor's home and telephoned police.

Chicago Tribune, May 7, 1967:
George Bowker Sr.; suddenly, May 4, 1967, of 11842 S. LaPorte avenue, Worth, Ill., husband of the late Nettle; beloved father of Margaret Thayer, Rose Bowker, and George Jr.; fond stepfather of Melvin Chaney, Rebecca Ponder, Orpha Abell, Lorraine Isom, and Naomi McLeod. Funeral Monday, May 8, at 10 a.m., from Rees Funeral Home, Hobart, Ind., to Calvary cemetery, Portage. Information, [219] 942-2109.

Notes: also father of Winifred Bowker Perez and Marien Irene Bowker (died 30 Nov 1910, age 8 months). Married (by 1930) Nettie Maud (Williams) {Reed} Chaney. (She was the widow of Edward Reed, and subsequently 4th wife and widow of Phillip Augustus Chaney.) 
Family links: 
  Daniel J. Bowker (1840 - 1908)
  Margaret Hinkle Bowker (1846 - 1919)
  Esther Lillian Ayers Bowker (1888 - 1918)
  Freda Wolgast Thompsen (1894 - 1976)
  Nettie Maud Williams Bowker (1880 - 1964)*
  Winifred Bowker Perez (1917 - 1967)*
  Margaret Edith Bowker Thayer (1919 - 2000)*
  George A. Bowker (1920 - 1980)*
  Rose Ann Bowker Hibbard (1924 - 1972)*
  Mary Edith Bowker Nolan (1869 - 1917)*
  George Bowker (1882 - 1967)
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Lisa Gerald
Record added: Apr 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68205437
George Bowker
Added by: Judith Norman
George Bowker
Cemetery Photo
Added by: William Taber
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service UPDATED