Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sympathy Saturday - John R. Bowman
In WWI Kit
John R. Bowman was the only son of my great-grandparents, Frank G. Bowman and Elizabeth Webb. He was born February 11, 1888 in Lexington, Missouri. During World War I he was in the Quartermaster Corps. John never married. My dad used to spend summers in Missouri when he was a young teen after his mother died. Uncle John would take him down to the Lexington, Missouri battlefield and they would look for minie balls or walk over to the cemetery. The picture of Uncle John in his WWI kit was probably taken at Camp Joseph Johnston in Florida. John died March 19, 1958 in Lexington, where he lived and worked most of his life, except for briefly during World War II, when he worked in St. Louis.He was buried in the family plot in MachPelah Cemetery, Lexington, Missouri.