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 William J. Bowmaster

William J. Bowmaster

Birth
Cairo, Ritchie County, West Virginia, USA
Death 13 Oct 1931 (aged 64)
Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Burial Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec K, Lot 482, sp 1
Memorial ID 40132567 · View Source
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William was the 4th child of Charles H. Bowmaster (Burgermeister) and Sophia (Sofia) H. Sheller (Schiller) both born in Prussia and immigrated to the United States between 1863 & 1865.
He worked for the Chicago & Alton Railroad as a shop man, engineer and roundhouse foreman. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Masonic Lodge, and Moose Lodge.
On 28 July 1887 in Grafton, Taylor, West Virginia he first married Nellie Elizabeth Kercheval (1866-1910). They had 4 children: Edward Jay, Alma, Hazel M., and Madeline Isabell.
He 2nd married Mrs. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Niepagen (maiden name unknown) in 1910 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois. They had one daughter Lezetta Bowmaster (1914-). Lizzie was previously married to Otto Niepagen and had 3 daughters: Anna Marie (1892-); Edna M. (1897-); and Della (1899-).
Will was buried on 15 Oct 1931.



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  • Created by: PattyB
  • Added: 1 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40132567
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William J. Bowmaster (28 Jan 1867–13 Oct 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40132567, citing Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by PattyB (contributor 47090714) .