Married first to Racheal A. Claypool. Married second to Mary Snyder. Son of Albert Bowman and Permelia Bowman.
The Oklahoman May 2, 1929 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Death and Funerals (Thursday) Elias W. Bowman, 87 years old, Wichita, Kansas, died Wednesday. The body will arrive in Oklahoma City and be buried Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at Jamison Cemetery. Service in charge of Watts & McAtee. Survived by wife, one daughter, Mrs. Belle Giddings, Tulsa, two sons, Will Bowman, Clovis, New Mexico and H.L. Bowman, Wichita, Kansas.
According to FindAGrave contributor, anonymous, Elias and Racheal had two more sons named Ed and Josephus, who drowned in the late 1800s. They were married in Rich Hill, Missouri.