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Charles Lewis Bowers
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1859
Mifflintown
Juniata County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 12, 1950
Laverne
Harper County
Oklahoma, USA

Son of William Eyre (born September 13, 1813, in Delaware County, PA & died March 11, 1897 in Cushing, OK) & Henrietta (Ickes) Bowers (born August 26, 1827,in Perry County, PA & died July 12, 1873, in Sedgwick County, KS).
William & Henrietta were married in Carlisle, PA.

Charles had the following brothers & sisters: John Jonas, Abner Davis, Mary Elizabeth, Samuel Ickes, Clara Saville, William Eyre, Annie Irene, Susan Ellsworth, Ulric Dalgren, Sarah Louise & George Franklin.

Charles married Lena E. (Falk) on October 6, 1881, in Furley, KS. Charles & Lena had the following children: Frank Harry, Mary Henrietta, Paul Jonas, Clara Elizabeth (Falk), John Charles, Blanche Lena (Brown), William Scott, Nellie Ethel (Falk), Samuel Lewis, Goldie Olive (Pridy / Anderson) Lucille & Ruby Emma.

Lena & Charles lived on a farm at Furley, KS until January of 1892 when they moved to Payne County, about 1 mile north of Cushing, OK.

On November 13, 1899, Charles & Lena filed to Homestead on a quarter of land (27-T18N-R5E) one mile north of Main Street in Cushing, OK -- the northeast 1/4 bordered on the north by Deep Rock Road & on the west by Little Street (HWY 18). In 1903, they moved from Cushing to what was then Woodward County to a homestead near Gate, OK; here they resided until 1922. At that time Lena, Charles & their two youngest daughters, Goldie & Ruby, moved to Chico, CA.

In February of 1948, because of ill health, Lena & Charles returned to Laverne, OK & made their home with their daughter, Blanche (Brown) until Charles died.


Years later, Charles & Lena sold their land in Cushing, OK & moved to the Gate-Rosston, OK area about 4 miles northwest of Rosston, OK.

---------From: THE CLARK COUNTY CHIEF - April 8, 1906

Mr. C.L. Bowers who lives 12 miles south in Oklahoma Territory sold $1144 worth of broom corn off of 120 acres on his 160 acre claim besides 10 acres of cotton that netted him $17 per acre. This was on upland prairie and the land was never irrigated. Now what do you think of farming in the "Dry Belt?"-----------------------------

Charles was a farmer & like his father, William Eyre Bowers (who is buried 3 miles north of Cushing, OK in the Zion Cemetery), Charles was a Freemason. In October, 1908, Charles became a Scottish Rite 32 Mason in Guthrie, OK. On March 12, 1909, Charles became the first Worshipful Master of the White Star Masonic Lodge (Gate Valley No. 456) in Gate, OK. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Eyre Bowers (1813 - 1897)
  Henrietta Ickes Bowers (1827 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Lena Eva Falk Bowers (1865 - 1954)
 
 Children:
  Frank Harry Bowers (1882 - 1960)*
  Mary Henrietta Bowers Kenneck (1884 - 1966)*
  Paul Jonas Bowers (1886 - 1970)*
  Clara Elizabeth Bowers Falk (1888 - 1973)*
  John C Bowers (1890 - 1967)*
  Blanche Lena Bowers Brown (1892 - 1979)*
  William Scott Bowers (1894 - 1978)*
  Nellie Ethel Bowers Falk (1896 - 1966)*
  Samuel Lewis Bowers (1899 - 1984)*
  Ruby Emma Bowers Kennon (1904 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Bowers Merrill (1849 - 1932)*
  Samuel Ickes Bowers (1851 - 1895)*
  Clara Saville Bowers Burden (1853 - 1929)*
  W. E., Jr. Bowers (1854 - 1880)*
  Annie Irene Bowers Duffy (1857 - 1944)*
  Charles Lewis Bowers (1859 - 1950)
  Ulric D. Bowers (1860 - 1861)*
  Susan Bowers Mensing (1861 - 1946)*
  George Franklin Bowers (1868 - 1868)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Rosston
Harper County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Jim Seeger-Newby
Record added: Jul 28, 2002
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