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Heather Bowers (#47768893)
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Bio Photo Hello, my name is Heather W. Bowers and I have done Genealogy Research for over 35 years, and I am only 55. Yes I started very young. My grandmother Helen Clara Wageman Cowan was an avid Genealogist. After she stopped doing research, my mother Helen Emilie Cowan Bowers started doing genealogy, thence my sister Irene then I at age 17 took off on it and I haven't stopped since! When I first began, I started researching on my father Howard Edward Bowers, he died 7 months before I was born and was a only child. His mother Bertha Mae Worthington Bowers, was the daughter of William Worthington and Alice Cutright and came from a very large family. Bertha married my Grandfather Joseph Edward Bowers, birth name was Charles Augustine Hassan. His parents were James Hasson and Mary Lippert. James died 7 months before my grandfather was born in a coal mine accident and Mary died shortly after my grandfather was born 1878-1880. James and Mary had 5 boys: James, John, William, Frank and Charles my grandfather. All 5 boys were put in the orphanage in Erie, Pa., at the St. Joseph Orphanage. I found them there in 1880 Census. I also have the records from the Orphanage on each boy. They were born in Clearfield , Pa. This has been a a very long and difficult finding records on them, but I have located some church records which has helped a lot. Charles was adopted by Edward and Mary Amholdt Bowers of Camerson Co, Pa. His name was then changed to Joseph Edward Bowers. This is why I began research to find out who my father and grandparents were. Last year, for the first time I met some Hassan cousins, descendants of Frank Hassan who was the brother of my Grandfather. It was such a wonderful experience ! I love to stop at all cemeteries I see:)I have photo's of gravesites of many of my ancestors and relatives, over 300. I will start scanning them soon and post there memorials. If you have a question or want me to transfer a memorial, I would be happy to.
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RE: Edith Caldwell James- Gilmore Cemetery
I have transferred her to you. If there are any other Caldwells you'd like transferred as well, please let me know!
Added by MRB on Nov 05, 2015 6:31 PM
Rich Fedoush
RE: Bowers
Your very welcome.
Glad I could help.

Rich Fedoush
Added by Rich Fedoush on Oct 31, 2014 8:23 AM
Gregory Aanenson
RE: Tulin
Good morning Heather,

I'm glad you found your great-great grandparents, I would love to transfer them to you but I only added the photos. You will need to contact the creator of the memorials (K. Remme (#47062392)for the transfer. You may need to contact Find A Grave for the transfer, as K. Remme is not very active on Find A Grave.

Added by Gregory Aanenson on Sep 16, 2014 5:04 AM
RE: D.H. and Orville Shaw
Thank you so much! D.H. Shaw was a first cousin 4x removed--so his family is not my main line--but I am trying to create a profile of Canadian immigration to U.S. I have tried unsuccessfully to find his children Flora, Hiram, Julianna and Mahala. If you should run across any of these I would be so grateful. I wasn't able to read Orville Shaw's headstone--any idea of the dates? From my records, I have Orville being born in 1848. Any help would be so appreciated.

Feel free to email me at

Thanks so much!
Added by lstaltari on Sep 09, 2014 12:46 PM
D.H. and Orville Shaw
Many, many thanks for the photographs--and the extra effort to get Orville's--so appreciate your efforts!
Added by lstaltari on Jul 28, 2014 11:59 PM
Bud Hummel
RE: Jacob and Mary Anna Leix Wageman
If you send me the memorial numbers, I will be happy to see what I have on these two people, and possibly transfer maintenance of them to you if you are interested.
Added by Bud Hummel on Oct 22, 2013 7:27 PM

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