Elmer Leroy BOWERS b.24 March 1890 Mt.Pleasant, Isabella, MI
d.29 April 1947 Iosco Co., MI
Izora Maria WRIGHT
m.30 Jun 1909 Mt.Pleasant, MI

L. Mae BADGERO (b.~1898)
m.24 Dec 1916 Onaway, Presque Isle, MI

Ruth Marguarite BILLINGSLY (b.1905)

William D. BOWERS (b.1867)
Cora WATERHOUSE (b.1872)
children: BOWERS
  1. Lucile (b.~1910)
  2. Eva May (b.1917 d.1917)
  3. Ward (b.1919)2
  4. Bob
  5. Flora
  6. Charles Elmer (b.1926)
  7. Elmer Leroy Jr. (b.~1928 d.1963)
  8. R. Elaine (b.~1930)
  9. Walter William (b.1933 d.1933)
  10. Bonnie Bell (b.1941 d.2013)
  11. William George (b.1942, d.1942)
Elmer Bowersphoto:

Elmer Bowers?
could be Mae's
2nd husband?

CENSUS data (& research of Kevin Everingham, 1999-2010)
1940 Census found 2012. Bonnie McCauley obituary 2013.

2SSDI (b.2 Sep 1919) (d.Jul 1992) Caro, Tuscola, MI this may or may not be the same "Ward Bowers"

3(Hale) Esmond-Evergreen Cemetery, Iosco County, MI
Elmer L. Bowers "Jr" b.~ 1928 d.1963,... Ruth M. Bowers born ~1905 (age 79) d.1984.

1900 CENSUS Cavour Town, Forest, WI Bert Loomis, b.Oct 1871 MI,... Cora Loomis, b.Dec 1872 MI, wife, married 5 years,.. Elmer Bowers, son b.Mar 1890 Elmer was raised by his mother and her 2nd husband.

1909 Isabella Co. MI Marriage -- film #2342685, image 54,... Elmer L. Bowers, 19 b.Isabella Co.MI, s/o Wm. Bowers & Cora Waterhouse, married Izora Maria Wright, 18, b.Isabella MI, d/o Silas Wright & Mattie Thomson... married 30 Jun 1909 in Mt.Pleasant, Isabella Co. MI.

1910 CENSUS Saginaw (ward 2), Saginaw Co. MI Family #108, page 6 ... Charles Mastif, 44, Lucy Mastif 42, Pansy Zaug 21, Bessie Zaug 18, Leroy Zaug 7, Lois Clever 21, Elmer Bowers 20, b.MI, married,.. Izora W. Bowers 19, Lucile Bowers 4m.

1916 Presque Isle Co. MI Marriage -- Film #2342717 image 161 ... Elmer L. Bowers, 26, b.MI s/o Wm. Bowers & ___ Waterhouse,... and .... May Badgero, 18, b.MI, d/o Chas. Badgero... married 24 Dec 1916 Onaway, Presque Isle County, MI.

1917 Presque Isle Co. MI Death Record... "Eva May Bowers, female, age 0y,0m,3d,.. b.Onaway, Presque isle County, Michigan, died May 17, 1917,.. d/o Elmer L. Bowers & May Badgero,.. Dr. V.W. Shirley... burial; Elmwood Cemetery, May 18, 1917."
1917 WWI Draft Registration, U.S. Selective Service #59,.. Elmer LeRoy Bowers 27, of Onaway, MI, born March 24, 1890 at Mt. Pleasant, Mich... occ: sheet metal worker at American Wood Rim Co., Onaway, MI, married, signed 6-5-17.

1920 CENSUS Marquette, MI (film#1820784) Sheet 12,... Elmer Bowers 28, b.MI, married.... May, 22,wife, ... Ward 4m.

1930 CENSUS Bay City, Bay Co. MI (Enum Dist #13, Page 6A),... Elmer Bowers, 40, b.MI, parents b. MI, Ruth Bowers, 24, Elmer 1, Elaine (baby)

1940 CENSUS Plainfield Township, Iosco, MI (Sheeet 9B, fam #445)... Elmer L. Bowers 50,.. Ruth M. Bowers 34,.. Elmer L. Bowers 11,.. Elaine R. Bowers 10, (all born in Michigan).

1963 Sandusky Register Newspaper, April 12, 1963 Death Ruled Asphyxiation (Norwalk) -The death of Elmer L. Bowers, 34, 'Ponliac, Mich., whose body was found covered with a blanket beneath his truck Wednesday morning, has been ruled caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. Deputy Coroner Dr. John Blackwood did not specify that the death was a suicide, but indicated investigation into the incident is continuing. Bowers body was found by a passerby in the Horseshoe Bar parking lot on Milan Avenue. A blanket covered the body and was also draped over the exhaust pipe of the auto-hauling tractor.

Esmond Evergreen Cemetery Hale, Iosco County, Michigan..."Elmer LeRoy Bowers, b.24 March 1890, d.29 April 1947.... Cora Loomis (1872-1962),... Ruth M. Bowers (1905-1984) ... Elmer Bowers, Jr (1928-1963)... Vivian Sue Bowers (d.24 July 1950),... Walter William Bowers (1933-1933) ... William George Bowers (1942-1942)."

info about Walter, William (listed in cemetery above) and Bonnie Bell Bowers-McCauley from her obituary September 2013.

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