Indiana McCaslins

Clara Adonna HemphillAge: 88 years18741962

Name
Clara Adonna Hemphill
Married name
Clara Adonna Bowsher
Birth May 20, 1874 34 28
Source: S6754
Birth of a brotherGuy Harvey Hemphill
September 2, 1878 (Age 4 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Hemphill
August 28, 1880 (Age 6 years)
Note: Also given as 27 Aug 1880 in the War of 1812 Pension papers
Census 1880 (Age 5 years)
MarriageSherman Arthur BowsherView this family
January 11, 1896 (Age 21 years)
Source: S6744
Note: by Rev. Read at Valley School
Birth of a son
#1
Mack Emmett Bowsher
November 5, 1896 (Age 22 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#2
Edna Ferral Bowsher
March 6, 1899 (Age 24 years)
Death of a motherMary E (Ella) Riggins
before 1900 (Age 25 years)

Note: Samuel is recorded as a widower in the 1900 US Census for Needham, Johnson, Indiana.
Census 1900 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ella Bernice Bowsher
November 27, 1903 (Age 29 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ruth S Bowsher
July 27, 1908 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel M Hemphill
May 20, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Burial of a fatherSamuel M Hemphill
May 22, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Clark Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 168780249)
Census 1910 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Benjamin Harold Bowsher
July 21, 1913 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a brotherOdes A Hemphill
January 30, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a brotherOdes A Hemphill
February 1, 1919 (Age 44 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Boggstown Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 58583717)
Census 1920 (Age 45 years)
Census 1930 (Age 55 years)
Census 1940 (Age 65 years)
Death of a brotherGuy Harvey Hemphill
January 24, 1952 (Age 77 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S6762
Burial of a brotherGuy Harvey Hemphill
January 27, 1952 (Age 77 years)
Source: S6763
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Davis Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 43292075)
Death of a husbandSherman Arthur Bowsher
April 9, 1962 (Age 87 years)
Burial of a husbandSherman Arthur Bowsher
April 12, 1962 (Age 87 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: IOOF Riverview Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 135734020)
Death August 29, 1962 (Age 88 years)
Burial after August 29, 1962
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 7, 1869, Boone, Indiana
11 months
elder brother
4 years
herself
4 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with John F Taylor - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: after October 3, 1864, Boone, Indiana
Family with Sherman Arthur Bowsher - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: January 11, 1896Monticello, White, Indiana
10 months
son
Mack Emmett Bowsher
Birth: November 5, 1896 21 22Indiana
Death: June 30, 1979Logansport, Cass, Indiana
2 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
5 years
son

BirthS6754
Census1880 US Federal Census
MarriageS6744
Census1900 US Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
Marriage

by Rev. Read at Valley School

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The 1880 US Federal Census for Worth, Boone, Indiana records 40-year-old, Indiana-born blacksmith Samuel Hemphill, his 30-year-old, Indiana-born wife Ella [Riggins Taylor] Hemphill, and their three Indiana-born children, 9-year-old Oda [sic Odes], 5-year-old Clara and 2-year-old Gye [sic Guy]. Odes has attended school 8 months of the past year while Clara has attended school only 7 months. Samuel's father was born in Virginia [sic] and his mother in Kentucky. Ella's parents were born in North Carolina. The children's parents were born in Indiana.

Sherman Arthur Bowsher and Clara Hemphill were married 11 Jan 1896 by Rev. Read at Valley Hill School in White County, Indiana.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Liberty, White, Indiana, 25-year-old Indiana-born, day laborer Sherman Bowsher is head of a household that contains his 26-year-old, Indiana-born wife Clara [Hemphill] Bowsher and their two Indiana-born children, 3-year-old Emmett and one-year-old Farell [sic] Bowsher. Sherman and Clara have been married for four years. Clara has borne two children and both are living. The family is living in a house that Sherman owns free of mortgage. Both adults are literate and speak English. Sherman's parents were born in Ohio. Clara's and the children's parents were born in Indiana.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Liberty, White, Indiana, 35-year-old Indiana-born, farmer Sherman Bowser [sic] is head of a household that contains his 35-year-old, Indiana-born wife Clara [Hemphill] Bowser [sic] and their four Indiana-born children, 13-year-old Mack, eleven-year-old Ferol [sic], seven-year-old Ella and 2-year-old Ruth. Sherman and Clara have been married for 13 years. Clara has borne four children and all are living. The family is living on a farm that Sherman owns, which has a mortgage. He is doing "general farming". Everyone except Ruth is literate and speaks English. Sherman's parents were born in Ohio. Clara's and the children's parents were born in Indiana.

The 1920 US Federal Census for Union, White, Indiana records 44-year-old, Indiana-born farmer Sherman Bowsher, his 44-year-old, Indiana-born wife Clara A [Hemphill] Bowsher and their Indiana-born children, 22-year-old farmer Mack J, 20-year-old factory worker Ferall, 16-year-old Ella, 11-year-old Ruth and 6-year-old Benjamin. Ella, Ruth and Benjamin have attended school in the past year. Every except Benjamin is literate. Everyone speaks English. Sherman is farming rented land, on which he and Mack do general farming. Sherman's parents were born in Ohio. Clara's father was born in Ohio [sic] and her mother in North Carolins [sic]. The children's parents were born in Indiana.

The 1930 US Federal Census for Monticello, White, Indiana records that 55-year-old, Indiana-born farmer Sherman Bowsher, his 55-year-old, Indiana-born wife Clara A [Hemphill] Bowsher were both 21-years-old when they married. They have in their household two of their Indiana-born children, 21-year-old Ruth and 16-year-old Harold. The family is living in a house at 210 Railroad Ave that Sherman owns worth $3,000. Sherman is a construction laborer. Clara and Ruth are seamstresses in a garment factory. All of them have worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Harold is not employed and has not attended school in the past year. Sherman is not a military veteran. They are all literate and speak English. Sherman's parents were born in Ohio. Clara's father was born in Ohio [sic] and her mother in Indiana. The children's parents were born in Indiana.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Monticello, White, Indiana 65-year-old, Indiana-born farmer Sherman Bowsher and his 65-year-old, Indiana-born wife Clara A [Hemphill] Bowsher are still living at 210 Railroad in a house that Sherman owns now worth $2,000. He is apparently renting part of this house to Fred and Ethel Fisher as this is also their address and they are paying $15 a month in rent. Sherman has completed 8th grad. Clara has completed high school. They are not living on a farm, but Sherman is a farmer who has worked 65 hours in the past week and 52 weeks in the past year, earning $360 in the past year. He has an outside source of income from the operation of his farm. Clara is a housewife who is not looking for work. She does not have an outside source of income.

Logansport Pharos-Tribune, Sunday, January 17, 1960, page 12 Observe 64th Anniversary MR. AND MRS. SHERMAN BOWSHER, of 210 North Railroad, Monticello, quietly celebrted their 64th wedding anniversary Jan 11. The couple was married Jan. 11, 1896, by Rev. Read at Valley School. Mr. Bowsher was born and has always lived in White county. His wife is the former Clara A. Hemphill, born in Boone county, and later coming to White county. The couple in the early years of their marriage, were members of the Cullen Creek Christian Church for many years and later, after moving to Monticello, became members of the Monticello Christian Church which they attend regularly when health permits. Their five children include: Mrs. E, Ferral Turner, route 5, Mrs. Ruth Julian, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Ella Gossman, Brownstown, Indiana, B. H. Bowsher, route 5 and Mack Bowsher, at home. There are also eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Bowsher are 85 years of age, and both are in fair health. Mr. Bowsher has been engaged in farming all his life, and since moving to Monticello, he enjoys a daily bicycle ride two and one half miles out to his farm, weather permitting.

The Logansport Press, Friday, August 31, 1962, page 4 Clara Bowsher, 88, Dies At Monticello Services Saturday MONTICELLOFinal rites for Mrs. Clara Bowsher, 88, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Miller funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today. Her death occurred at 4 p.m. Wednesday at White county Me- morial hospital where she had been admitted a week ago. Born May 20, 1874, she was the daughter of Samuel and Ella Mc- Caslin {sic Riggins] Hemphill. Her marriage on Jan. 11, 1896, was to Sherman Bowsher who preceded her in death. She was a member of the Chris- tian church. Survivors are five children, [Mack Bowsher, B.H. Bowsher, and Edna] Turner, all of Monticello; Mrs. Ella Gossman, Brownstown and Mrs. Ruth Julian, Cincinnati; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.