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Col Albert Sidney Bowen, Sr
Birth: Jul. 28, 1879
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1967
Carmel Valley
Monterey County
California, USA

Colonel, MD, USA Medical Corps, Spanish-American War, WWI & WWII.

Graduated from Northwestern Medical School in 1903. Went into practice with his father, Dr. Daniel Hampton Bowen, in Iowa after passing the Iowa State Board examination. In 1905 he passed a test for service in the Panama Canal Service and in 1907 he was asked to accept a position there. In 1908 he married Phoebe Jane Moyer and she joined him in Panama. While in Panama he took the exam to join the Army and passed No. 1 of all the candidates.

He was then assigned to the Army Medical School at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, DC., and in June 1910 he was commissioned a First Lieutenant. His first daughter, Elizabeth, was born here.

In the spring of 1911, while stationed at Camp Sparta, Wisconsin, the entire post was ordered to the border. He was stationed at the hospital in San Antonio, Texas, until the fall when he was transferred to the Phillipine Islands. His second daughter, Phoebe Jane (PJ) was born at the Army hospital in Manila.

In 1915 he was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey, California. His only son, Albert Sidney Bowen, Jr., was born here in 1916.

There was still trouble on the border in 1916 and he was sent to Douglas, Arizona and then to Columbus, New Mexico. From there to Colonia Dublan with a cavalry regiment and then to a field hospital with a mule ambulance company.

War was declared on April 6, 1917, and in July he was shipped to London. From London he was shipped to Boulogne, France where they had to march quite a ways and then took a French train to a small village about 3 miles from the front. This area was near Perrone, in northern France.

In January, 1918, he was ordered to St. Nazaire to command a base hospital and was promoted to Lieutenant colonel.
Around May 1, 1919, he was ordered back to the United States.

He was Post Surgeon at the Presidio of Monterey, California for about a year when he was ordered to Washington, DC, to help in the preparation of the Medical History of World War I. It took him, three other officers and a typist, two years to complete this task.

From there he was stationed at various hospitals in the US. In the spring of 1941 he was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, until his mandatory retirement at the age of 64 on July 28, 1943.

He and his wife retired to Monterey, California.

Family links: 
  Phoebe Jane Moyer Bowen (1886 - 1944)*
  Phoebe Jane Bowen (1914 - 1987)*
  Albert Sidney Bowen (1916 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
El Carmelo Cemetery
Pacific Grove
Monterey County
California, USA
Plot: Row 2
Created by: SBowen
Record added: Aug 27, 2007
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Col Albert Sidney Bowen, Sr
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Col Albert Sidney Bowen, Sr
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A WWI and Spanish-American War veteran; Medical Corps
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