Indiana McCaslins

Sherman Arthur BowsherAge: 87 years18741962

Name
Sherman Arthur Bowsher
Birth December 16, 1874 41 38
Death of a motherNancy Hockenberry
March 14, 1877 (Age 2 years)

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Burial of a motherNancy Hockenberry
after March 14, 1877 (Age 2 years)
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Note: Warden Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 55081707)
Census 1880 (Age 5 years)
MarriageClara Adonna HemphillView 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 21 years)
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Birth of a daughter
#2
Edna Ferral Bowsher
March 6, 1899 (Age 24 years)
Census 1900 (Age 25 years)
Death of a fatherBenjamin Francis Bowsher
August 3, 1901 (Age 26 years)
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Burial of a fatherBenjamin Francis Bowsher
after August 3, 1901 (Age 26 years)
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Note: Warden Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 55081746)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ella Bernice Bowsher
November 27, 1903 (Age 28 years)
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Birth of a daughter
#4
Ruth S Bowsher
July 27, 1908 (Age 33 years)
Census 1910 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Benjamin Harold Bowsher
July 21, 1913 (Age 38 years)
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Census 1920 (Age 45 years)
Census 1930 (Age 55 years)
Census 1940 (Age 65 years)
Death April 9, 1962 (Age 87 years)
Burial April 12, 1962 (3 days after death)
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Note: IOOF Riverview Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 135734020)
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father
mother
Marriage:
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Family with Clara Adonna Hemphill - View this family
himself
wife
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

BirthWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
MarriageS6744
Census1900 US Federal Census
Census1910 US Federal Census
Census1920 US Federal Census
Census1930 US Federal Census
Census1940 US Federal Census
BurialFind a Grave
Marriage

by Rev. Read at Valley School

Burial

IOOF Riverview Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 135734020)

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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.

When 43-year-old Sherman Bowsher Registered for the WWI Draft, he statesthat his permanent home address was RFD 1, Monticello, White, Indiana, that he was born 16 Dec 1874, that he is white and a native born citizen. His present occupation is farming "for self" and his place of employment is his home address. His nearest relative is his wife, Clara A Bowsher of the same home address. His description is medium height, slender build with brown eyes and black hair. He is not physically disqualified for service.

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 Pharos Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, April 10, 1962, page 11 SHERMAN A. BOWSHER, 87 DIES AT LAFAYETTE; FINAL RITES THURSDAY MONTICELLO Sherman A. Bowsher, 87, of 210 N. Railroad St. died Monday at 11 p.m. in St. Elizabeth's hospital in Lafayette following an illmess of one month. Born Dec. 16, 1874, in White counry, he was the son of Benja- min and Nancy Hockenberry Bowsher. His marriage on Jan. 10, 1896, was to Clara Hemphill. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Monticello Christian church. Survivors include his widow, two sons, Mack and Benjamin H., both of this Monticello; three daugh- ters, Mrs. Everett Turner, Monticello; Mrs. Ward Cossman, Brownstown, Ind. and Mrs. Ruth Julian, Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, six great- grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ella Ballard, Gary; two half-brothers, Bert Bowsher, Monticello and Ben Bowsher, Burnettsville; three half-sisters, Mrs. Amos Carter, Sr., Monticello; Mrs. Lu- ther Schnepp, Monticello and Mrs. Ida Nicewander, Monticello; two step- sisters, Mrs. Amanda Andrews and Mrs. Rose Guss, both Monticello. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the Monticello Christian church with Rev. Paul Kitley Officiating. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. Friends may call at the Miller fu- neral home in Monticello after noon Wednesday and at the church one hour prior to rites.