John Ray Bowmer

John Ray Bowmer

Birth
Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, USA
Death 18 Apr 1903 (aged 85)
Leander, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Burial Leander, Williamson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 17356170 · View Source
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Parents: Burkett D. Bowmer and Ruth Clary Ray Bowmer

Death of Mr. Bowmer:

Within a half a mile of where he settled a short time after he arrived from Missouri more than fifty years ago the remains of Mr. John Ray Bowmer were laid to rest in the Davis cemetery near Leander last Sunday at 11 o'clock. Rev Jonathan Bittick conducted the last sad rites. Mr. Bowmer was born at Boonville, Mo., March 7, 1818, and came to Texas in 1851, living near Round Rock about two years. he moved one time to Bell county but soon returned to Williamson county.

He was married in 1841 to Miss Hily Thaxton Missouri, who now survives him and is 81 years of age. He died at 12:08 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 1903. Besides his aged wife he leaves six children: Mrs. Sara Davis, at whose home he died; Mr. C.W. Bowmer, of Leander; Mrs. Lizzie Davis, of Coryell county; Mr. B.B. Bowmer, of Florence, and Mrs. J.B. Stringer, of Youngsport, Bell county. Two children: Mrs. Martha Campbell and Miss Clara Bowmer are dead. During the war Mr. Bowmer was detailed by the confederate authorities to drive beeves to the army headquarters which duty he performed during the war, except a short time he held the office of Coroner of Williamson county during the war.

His father came to Williamson county in 1849, just a year after the organization of th county and in early days held the office of Assessor and tax collector. In the 50's the assessor and collector visited every house in the county to assess the property, afterwards making the same rounds to collect, writing his own receipts and making his own blanks. His grandson, Mr. Chas. W. Bowmer is now deputy tax assessor under county assessor Armstrong and has part of only one precinct to assess. What a great change has taken place. One by one the old landmarks are falling, and will soon all be gone. To the aged wife and the children The Commercial extends its deepest sympathy. [Printed April 24, 1903 in The Georgetown Commercial.]



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  • Maintained by: Pam R.
  • Originally Created by: John Christeson
  • Added: 8 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17356170
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ray Bowmer (7 Mar 1818–18 Apr 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17356170, citing Davis Cemetery, Leander, Williamson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Pam R. (contributor 46923349) .