Elbert Daniel Bowe

Elbert Daniel Bowe

Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Oct 1926 (aged 75)
Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Waterford, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 54304463 · View Source
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Married 19 Oct 1876 at Hastings, Dakota Co., MN

Elbert loved raising, working, racing, and showing Morgan horses.

1881 biography
E. D. Bowe was born in Ohio, in 1850. When a child of five years, he accompanied his parents to Northfield, Minnesota, where they still reside. In 1877, he came to Sciota and purchased his present farm, it being preempted by his grandfather, S. Lord, in 1856. His wife was Miss Mary Phillips, a native of N. Y. state, married in 1876. They have three children, Lucius, Dott, and Laura. (Note: Currently there is no evidence to support he had a daughter named Laura.)

Northfield News (Northfield, MN), Friday, 27 Nov 1914, 4:3
Frank Erdman Crashes to Cement Floor Astride Barn Rafters.
Falling thirty-five feet to a cement floor Frank Erdman miraculously escaped fatal injury last Saturday morning while at work on the peak of a barn being built on the farm of Elbert Bowe, northeast of this city. Rafters were being raised for the roof of the barn and Erdman was at the peak nailing braces. About thirty-five of the rafters needed for the 160-foot barn had been raised when a sudden whirl of wind caused every one of them to tear loose from their fastenings and crash to the floor, with Erdman astride one set of rafters. The 2x6 rafters broke into pieces on the cement floor so hard was the impact Erdman came out of it with his left hip broken and many bruises, and considers himself lucky that it was not worse. Lee Bowe, Roy E. Gray a neighbor, Merton Johnson a carpenter, and Ludwig Bowe were working on the barn floor when the wind swept the rafters down upon them. They escaped with numerous bruises, Ludwig Bowe being the most seriously hurt.

Bicentennial Book of Waterford History, 1955, p31.
"In 1912 [sic 1914], with the help of Harvey Hedtke and crew of Randolph, the family built a huge barn [38ft x 160ft] of poured concrete (upstairs and downstairs). It was reinforced every few inches with steel rods. The barn was designed by a Butler, ancestor of present well known Butler Bros. Construction, Inc. [Elbert's half-brother William was married to Kate Butler; her brothers being those referred to.] Two silos of poured cement were also built. The barn is in use at present. (The barn was still in use when I visited on 21 Sep 2004.)

Read his will here.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elbert Daniel Bowe (12 Nov 1850–7 Oct 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54304463, citing Red Rose Cemetery, Waterford, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by S&E (contributor 47475092) .