William D. BOWERS b.18 Sept 1867 OH
died by 1893 MI logging accident
Riverside Cemetery, Mt.Pleasant, MI
Cora WATERHOUSE (b.Dec 1872 MI)
m.26 May 1889 Lincoln Twp, Isabella, MI

after William's death Cora married Bert Loomis in 1894 Cora & Bert moved to WI then back to MI.

children: BOWERS
  1. Elmer Leroy (b.1890)
  • Abigail (b.~1864 MI/OH)
  • Olive (b.~1866 MI/OH)
  • Sarah (b.~1869)

  • Research of Kevin Everingham

    1867 OH Birth Record __ Bowers, b.18 Sept 1867 at Nimishillen, Stark Co. OH, father; Jacob Bowers, mother: Hannah Shirt this is likely William's birth record, although he believed and his family believed that he was born in Michigan.

    1889 Marriage Record Isabella Co. MI (film #2342485) image 146
    William D. Bowers, 25 b.MI, s/o Jacob Bowers & Hannah Shirts,... &... Cora Watterhouse, 17, b.MI, d/o Burton Watterhouse & Kittie Flansbury,... married 26 may 1889 Lincoln Twp., Isabella Co. MI.

    it was said by family that William Bowers died in a logging accident in the early 1890s. Cemetery records found (below) confirm this family story.
    1893 Riverside Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Isabella County, Michigan.. William Bowers, b.1867 MI,.. d.20 Oct 1893 Cadillac, Wexford County, MI. "Killed by Logs", son of Jacob & Hannah Bowers.

    Isabella County Marriages (film #2342499, image 542)... Bert Loomis, 23, b.MI, s/o St.Clair Loomis & Helen Vanberger,... married... Cora Waterhouse Bowers, 22, b.MI, d/o Bert Waterhouse... married at Fremont, Isabella, MI on 24 Nov 1894.

    CENSUS data

    1900 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

    1910 Sherman, Isabella Co. MI (family #176, page 10),... Bert Loomis, 38, married, b.MI parents born in MI... Cora Loomis 37, wife, b.MI father born in NY, mother born in MI.

    1920 Isabella County, MI (film #1820770, sheet 8) ...Bert Loomis 48, Cora Loomis, 47, b.MI, Clarbelle Neebes, 22, b.MI, single

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