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Beniah Bowman

Male 1886 - 1941  (55 years)


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  • Name Beniah Bowman  [1
    Born 14 Mar 1886  Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1941  Preston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Hagey Cemetery
    Died 13 Apr 1941  [1
    Person ID I3774  Our Family History
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 

    Father Dilman Snyder Bowman,   b. 23 Oct 1862, Wilmot, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1942, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Catherine Bear,   b. 18 Dec 1864, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1950, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 27 May 1885  Doon, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Barr,   b. 1887,   d. 1969  (Age 82 years) 
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F1582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Through the Years, Vol. VI, No. XI, August 1989, page 26
      The New Minister of Lands and Forests (Owen Sound Sun Times 1919)
      Mr. Beniah Bowman, member of Ontario Legislature for Manitoulin constituency, and selected as Minister of Lands and Forests in the new Drury Government is quite well known in Owen Sound where he resided for about a year. He came here from Toronto in the fall of 1908 as assistant to Mr. Briton, the Mennonite Minister here. He preached here quite f requently, and although only a young man, gave evidence of ability. In the fall of 1909 he moved to Hespeler where he preached. He married Miss Minnie Barr, a resident of Manitoulin Island, and after being there about two years he and his wife moved to the Island where Mr. Bowman has farmed ever since and has been quite successful. Mrs. Bowman, before her marriage, resided in Owen Sound for about eight months during the time Mr. Bowman was here. She is a woman of much more than average ability and those who knew her speak only in the highest terms of her. Mr. Bowman's election in the Manitoulin constituency two years ago, during a bye election was one of the first defeats the Conservative government met with and provided an inspiration to the farmers of Ontario to go into politics on a large scale. Mr. Bowman was one of the first two members chosen for the new government by Premier Drury and his course in Par liament will be watched with a good deal of interest by Owen Sounders. He has ability, is a good speaker, is absolutely honest and should make good. He still preaches occasionally at the Mennonite church near Little Current and the bu ilding is generally filled to capacity when it is known that he is to occupy the pulpit.

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Dilman Snyder Bowman