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 Wesley Bowers

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Wesley Bowers

  • Birth 23 Sep 1839 Hancock County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 22 Jun 1901 Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Plot Sec 3, Blk-7, Lot 46
  • Memorial ID 10769561

Wesley was working as a farm hand for Mary's father in McLain Co, IL. Her father was the first to plow his homestead there. Wesley continued as a farm hand after he married Mary Jan 15, 1860. Their first child was born there Dec 10, 1861. Wesley enlisted for the Civil War Aug 7, 1862 as a private in the 12th Regiment of Infantry Illinois Volunteers to serve 3 years. He was discharged Jan 29, 1863 at St Louis, MO "by reason of disability supervening upon Typhoid Fever in Sept 1862." He was described as "23 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, dark complexion, black eyes, black hair, by occupation a farmer." His first 4 children were born in McLean Co, IL 1861-1867, then 1 in Hancock Co, IL in 1869, and 1 in Benton Co, IN in 1870. His last 4 were born in Cowley Co, KS 1874-82, where he owned land and many of his descendants stayed.


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... MARY L ... WESLEY
APR.20,1846 SEPT.23,1839
JAN.11,1932 JUNE 22,1901
........BOWERS
Buried: 06/23/1901


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  • Maintained by: Robert Bailey
  • Originally Created by: DonZas
  • Added: 13 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10769561
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wesley Bowers (23 Sep 1839–22 Jun 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10769561, citing Fairlawn Cemetery, Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Robert Bailey (contributor 47384910) .