Biography - R Bowsher

R. B. BOWSHER, farming and livery stable, P. O. Barrett. Jesse, the father of this gentleman, was born in Wyandot County, Ohio, in 1812; during his life, followed the occupation of a farmer, and died February 20, 1856. His wife, and mother of our subject; was Elizabeth Clayton; she was born in Wyandot County, in 1814, and died in February, 1850; they were blessed with five children, R. B. BOWSHER being the second child. He was born in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio, May 19, 1837; his early life was spent in receiving such an education as the common schools of his native county afforded, and assisted his father in tilling the soil of his farm until 1856, when he removed to Macoupin County, Ill., where he engaged in agricultural pursuits on his own account; he remained in Macoupin County until the spring of 1882, when he removed to Montgomery County, where, in connection with his farming, he is engaged in the livery business, and has a good stable, well stocked with fine horses, buggies, etc., and, in fact, everything to complete a first-class livery stable. He was married, in Macoupin County, in 1861, to Miss Mary RANGE, a native of Macoupin County, Ill., and the daughter of Allen and Agnes (CROUCH) RANGE; they have five children - Columbus, Baker, Leon, Nellie and Maud. Mr. BOWSHER is a progressive and energetic business man, a kind neighbor and a good citizen; he is one of those men who add to the prosperity of the county; he is an active member of the order of A., F. & A. M., Lodge No. 171, at Girard; in politics, is identified with the Democratic party.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 235.

Templates in Time