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John Bowles of Sombra

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John Bowles b. ~ 1802  Tipperary, Ireland
m. (1) ?  (possibly Hannah Reid Aug. 29, 1831 Home district)
m. (2) Sarah Smeltzer (b. ~ 1818 Newpark, Kilcooly, Tipperary, Ire.; John, Mary Ann Wilson of Toronto)
May 16, 1836 St. Peter’s, Erindale, Ont.
(wit: John Boles, yeoman Toronto twp. (who is this?) and Paul Smeltzer)
(moved to Lambton after 1838)
 
1.  Jonathan J. (John) Bowles b. July 8, bp. Nov. 13, 1836 St. Peter’s, Erindale, Ont.
m. Elizabeth Johnston (b. Mar. 14, 1848 Ont.) Feb. 24, 1870 Lambton co.
1.1  Elizabeth Jane Bowles b.  Dec. 22, 1870 Sombra, twp., Ont.
m. William H. Broad, farmer
(b. June 23, 1857 Sombra, twp., Ont.; George, Philippi)
March 15, 1893 Sombra, twp., Ont.  ref # 006169/93
1.1.1  Norman Broad
1.1.2  Calvert Broad
William d. July 8, 1927 Sombra twp.
 
1.2  Sarah Anne (Annie) Bowles b. Aug. 30, 1872 Sombra twp., Ont.
m. Raymond Morley Johnston, farmer
(b. Nov. 8, 1874 Chatham twp.; William, Mary Mickle)
Nov. 26, 1901 Wallaceburg, Ont.  ref. # 009590/01
(wit: William Bowles of Becker and Clara Boothman of Whitehead)
1.2.1  Kenneth Johnston (adopted)
Annie d. Jan. 23, 1958
Raymond d. Nov. 26, 1960
 
1.3   William Johnston Bowles b. Oct. 13, 1877 Ont.
m. Clara Boothman (b. July 3, 1877; Thomas, Jeanette Cameron)
Oct. 29, 1902 Sombra  ref # 010157/02
1.3.1  Ione Bowles b. ?
m. Clifford Davis lived Wallaceburg
1.3.1.1  Shirley Davis
1.3.1.2  Berry Davis
1.3.2  Elma Bowles b.?
m.  Jack Watt  lived Cambridge, Ont.
1.3.2.1  Richard Watt
1.3.2.2  Jim Watt
1.3.3  Stanley Bowles b. ?
m.  Marion McRichard lived Cambridge, Ont.
1.3.3.1  Beverley Bowles
1.3.3.2  Donald Bowles
1.3.3.3  Sharon Bowles
1.3.3.4  Allen Bowles
William d. Dec. 17, 1954
Clara d. ?
John d.  July 28, 1887 Sombra twp
Elizabeth d. Mar 14, 1923
 
2.  Charles Bowles b. Feb. 3, bp. Apr. 15, 1838 St. Stephen’s, Hornby, Ontario
m. Ann Bowles (b. Oct. 22, 1837 Ireland; maiden name was Bowles)
(the family history states she was his cousin so who were her parents; did they also come to Canada?) 
2.1  John Bowles b. Aug. 28, 1859 Sombra, Ontario
                        m. Cecilia Mary Henry (b. May 5, 1873, Sombra; Ira and Eliz. Henry)
Oct. 21, 1896 Port Lambton  ref # 006685/96
                                                                        2.1.1  Evelyn Grace Bowles b. Mar. 12, 1901
                                                                                    m.  Aubrey Callahan
                                                                                  Evelyn d. Aug. 21, 1971 Sombra
                                                                                  Aubrey d. Apr. 17, 1981 Sombra
                                                       John d. Mar. 24, 1929 Sombra twp.
 
                                                2.2  Susan Grace Bowles b. 1863
                                                                        m. Charles Durnin
                                                                        2.2.1  Allan Durnin
                                                                        2.2.2  Wilbur Durnin
                                                                        2.2.3  Jim Durnin
 
                                                2.3  William Charles Bowles b. Nov. 1870 Lambton co.
                                                                        m.  Mary Anne Boreland (or Boland or Bowen)
                                                                                    (b. ~ 1874, Ashfield twp., James, Mary Watt)
                                                                                    Oct. 24, 1901 W. Wawanosh, Ont.  ref # 009053/01
                                                                        2.3.1  Alvin Bowles
                                                                        2.3.2  Anna Bowles
                                                                                    m.  William Stover
                                                                        2.3.3  James Bowles
 
                                                2.4       Grace Bowles  b. Sept. 29, 1873 Sombra, twp., Ont.  ref # 009174/73
                                                            (witness John Bowles Sr. of Sombra)
 
2.5              Allan Bowles  b. ?
m.  Tena
2.5.1 Morea Bowles
         m. ? Ware
                                       
                              Charles d. Sept. 17, 1907
                              Ann d. Feb. 4, 1909 (both bur. Riverside Cemetery with daughter Susan)
 
                        3.  Mary Ann Bowles  b. Sept. 29, 1839
                                                m. Lyman Henry
(b. Sept. 7, 1835 Darlington, Durham co., Ont.; Nathaniel, Anne Hubbel) ~ 1859
                                                3.1  John Henry b. 1860
                                                3.2  Lorenzo Elihu Henry b. Jan. 30, 1864 Sombra twp.
                                                                        m. Mary Lester (b. 1869)
                                                                        3.2.1  Gordon Henry b. 1897
                                                                                    m. Anna Halkey
                                                                        3.2.2  Grace Mary Henry b. 1898
                                                                                    m. Harvey Jay Williams (b. 1890)
                                                                                    3.2.2.1  Theresa Marie Williams b. 1916
                                                                                    3.2.2.2  Harvey Gordon Williams b. 1918
                                                                                    3.2.2.3  Charles Douglas Williams b. 1919
                                                                                    3.2.2.4  Jane Audrey Williams b. 1920
                                                                                    3.2.2.5  Shirley Dolores Williams b. 1923
                                                                                    3.2.2.6  Junior Lionel Williams b. 1924
                                                                                    3.2.2.7  Doroth Grace Williams b. 1928
                                                                                    3.2.2.8  living
                                                                                    3.2.2.9  living
                                                                                    3.2.2.10 living
                                                                                    Harvey d. 1952
                                                                                    Grace d. 1970
                                                                        3.2.3  Howard Henry b. 1899
                                                                                    d. 1901
                                                                        3.2.4  Viola (Leola) Henry b. 1903
                                                                                    m. Leslie King
                                                                        Lorenzo d. Sept. 1938 Buffalo, N. Y.
                                                3.3  Amos Morton Henry b. Feb. 23, 1866 Sombra, Ont.
                                                            m.  Martha Marie Currie (b. Nov. 30, 1866, Sombra; Robert, Phebie Clinton)
                                                                                    Sept. 26, 1888 Wallaceburg, Kent co., Ont.  ref # 005765/88
3.3.1        Mary Laura Henry b. Jan. 30, 1893 Sombra
m.  Wesley Alexander Carter (b. Oct. 27, 1891
            3.3.1.1  Edythe Mae Carter b. Apr. 18, 1916
Wesley d. Oct. 10, bur. Oct. 13, 1962 Sombra
Mary d. Aug. 18, bur Aug. 21, 1971 Sombra
                                                       Amos d. Dec. 17, bur. Dec. 20, 1941 Sombra
                                                       Martha d. Oct. 9, bur. Oct. 12, 1943 Sombra
                                                3.4  Alfred E. Henry b. 1869 d. 1869
                                                3.5  Lyman Silas Henry b. Mar. 1, 1872 Sombra twp.
                                                            m. Edith Priscilla Young
(b. Jan. 28, 1881 Sombra; Jacob, Eliza Ann Alice Henry)
            Jan. 14, 1903
3.5.1        Roy Lester Henry b. May 26, 1905 Sombra twp.
m. Marion Christina Kean (b. July 23, 1911) Nov. 7, 1929
3.5.1.1 living
3.5.1.2 living
3.5.2        Lyman Fergus (Dent) Henry b. Nov. 16, 1908 Sombra twp.
m. Viola Ruth Wills (b. Oct. 12, 1920) Mar. 7, 1952
d. June 20, bur. 22, 1990 Sombra twp.
3.5.3        Glendon Bruce Henry b. Oct. 26, 1912 Sombra twp.
m. Alice Jane Brandon nee Briscoe (b. Aug. 2, 1915) Jan. 3, 1942
3.5.3.1  Kenneth Henry
d. Apr. 18, Petrolia bur. Apr 21, 1952 Oil Springs, Ont.
3.5.4        Elda May Henry b. May 26, 1916 Sombra twp.
d. Dec. 20, 1931 Sombra twp.
3.5.5        Clifford Grant Henry b. Sept. 18, 1922 Sombra twp.
m. Shirley Mac Paterson (b. July 16, 1929)
            3.5.5.1  living
                                                       Lyman d. Apr. 20, bur. Apr. 22, 1939 Sombra twp.
                                                3.6  William Alvin (Dirt) Henry b. Jan. 4, 1875 Sombra twp.
                                                                        m.  Lillian Grace Whale (b. July 9, 1890) Apr. 25, 1917
                                                                        3.6.1  Richard William Henry b. Sept. 9, 1918
                                                                                                m. Marion Jean Ferguson (b. Sept. 15, 1919)
                                                                                                3.6.1.1  living
                                                                                                3.6.1.2  living
                                                                                                3.6.1.3  living
                                                                                    Richard d. Dec. 16, 1989 Sombra twp.
                                                                        3.6.2  Mary Ann Henry b. Nov. 17, 1921
                                                                                                m. Ray Francis Hazzard (b. June 8, 1921)
                                                                                                d. Nov. 24, 1986 Sombra twp.
                                                                        3.6.3  Norma Lorraine Henry b. July 17, 1924
                                                                                    m. Wilford Claude Dennis (b. Nov. 10, 1923) Jan. 18, 1947
                                                                                                3.6.3.1  living
                                                                                                3.6.3.2  living
                                                                        3.6.4  Jacqueline Nadine Henry b. Feb. 24, 1927
                                                                                    m. ? Dunseath
                                                                                                3.6.4.1  living
                                                            William d. Nov. 15, bur 17, 1947 Sombra twp.
                                                            Grace d. Feb. 16, 1979 Sombra twp.
                                                3.7  Rory Orin Henry b. July 13, 1877 Sombra twp.
                                                                        m. Ethel Pearl Young (b. Dec. 4, 1887 Sombra twp.; Jacob, Eliza Ann Alice Henry)
3.7.1  Alvin Rory Henry b. Nov. 5, 1912
                        m.(1) Velma Sykes
                        m. (2) Eleanor Martin 1937
                                    3.7.1.1  living
            Alvin d. July 13, 1991
                                                            Rory d. May 3,  Sarnia twp. bur. May 5, 1952 Sombra twp.
                                                            Ethel d. Dec. 4, 1969 bur. Sombra twp.
3.8    Orvy Henry b. Apr. 4, 1882 Sombra twp.
m. Elva Pearl Stubbs (b. Mar. 12, 1883) Apr. 20, 1903
            (they lived in Detroit)
3.8.1  Florence Marguerite Henry b. Mar. 8, 1904
                        m. ? Stark
                        3.8.1.1  Florence Marilyn Stark b. Nov. 4, 1928
3.8.2  Catherine G. b. May 1, 1906
Orvy d. June 12, 1948
                             Lyman d. Mar. 18, bur. Mar. 21, 1905
                             Mary Ann d. Mar. 9, Petrolia bur. Mar. 12, 1912 Sombra twp.
 
                        4.  Catherine Bowles  b. Oct. 5, 1841
                                                m.  Daniel White (b. Feb. 19, 1840 Prescott, Ont; Samuel, Ann Draken)
                                                            Aug. 11, 1863 Maurine co., Michigan, USA, USA
4.1    John B. White m. Margaret Rice Dec. 17, 1890
4.2    Sarah White
4.3    Sam H. White m. Olive McFall
4.4    baby
4.5    baby
4.6    George Charles White b. Aug. 24, 1874 Four Corners P.O., Tuscola co., MI, USA
m. Lola Ethna Munden  June 5, 1907 Pomeroy, Washington, USA
4.6.1  Cleora Eliza White b. Oct. 11, 1908 Pomeroy, Washington, USA
                        m. Hilliard Mervin Jory June 29, 1934 Sexsmith, Alberta
            4.6.1.1  living
George d. Jan. 3, 1949 Clairmont, Alberta
4.7    Margaret White b. Aug. 23, 1878 Tuscola co., MI, USA
m. Clyde Messenger  June 22, 1901
                                    Catherine d. Apr. 11, 1912
 
                        5.  William Bowles b. 1842 d. 1847 Sombra, Lambton co.
 
                        6.  Charlotte Bowles  b. Aug. 11, 1843
                                                m. John Rice
 
                                    6.1  Isaac Rice
                                    6.2  John Rice
                                    6.3  Sarah Rice
                                    6.4  Evelyn Rice
                                    6.5  Mary Rice
 
                        7.  baby b. between 1844 and 1846, d. young
 
                        8.  Margaret Bowles b. Sept. 21, 1847
                                                m. James White (b. ?; Samuel, Ann Draken) 
(lived in Washington, D.C.)
 
8.1    Wesley White
8.2    Manford White
8.3    Charlotte White
 
                             Margaret d. 1888
 
                        9.  William Bowles b. July 20, 1849  bp. Oct. 27, 1850 Sombra, twp., Ont.
                                                            (Wesleyan Meth. Central Baptismal Register)
m. Caroline (Carrie) Wilken  ~ 1870
 
                                                9.1  William Bowles  b. ~ 1870 Ont.
 
                                                9.2  James Robert Bowles  b. Jan. 13, 1873 Sombra, twp., Ont.
                                                                        (father is a blacksmith)  ref # 009348/73
 
                                                9.3  Joseph Wilkin Bowles  b. Oct. 27, 1875  Ont. ref. # 009100/75
 
                                                9.4  Henry Warren Bowles  b. Sept. 17, 1876 Sombra, twp., Ont.
(now father is a farmer)  ref # 012853/76
m. Jennie Florence Hunt
(b. ~1881 London, Ont; John P., Phoebe Hogarth)
Sept. 20, 1904 London City, Middlesex, Ont.  ref # 012622/04
(wit: Joseph W. Bowles, Beatrice Hunt)
(Henry was Manager, Wood’s Fair at time of his marriage)
 
                                                9.5  Albert Arthur Bowles  b. Dec. 27, 1878 Enniskillen twp.  ref. # 213571/79
 
                                                9.6  Susan Bowles  b. Mar. 6, 1881 Enniskillen twp.   ref. # 014184/81
 
9.7  Harold Bowles b. Jan. 24, 1886 (or Jan. 21, 1885) Petrolia, Enniskillen twp.
 
9.8  Caroline (Carrie) Bowles b. Sept. 14, 1890 Petrolia, Ont.
(father is a blacksmith again)
 
                        10.  Joseph Bowles  b. Sept. 12, 1854 (sometimes Joshua)
                                    m. Mary E. May
 
10.1    Mildred Bowles
m. Phil Aggie
 
10.2    Constance Bowles
m. ? McFall
10.2.1  Vivian McFall
            m. ? Johnston
 
 
10.3    David Bowles
m. Lily ?
   10.3.1   Patricia Bowles
 
10.4    Ursula Bowles
m. Omar Lynnville (lived Washington, D.C.)
 
                               Joseph d.  July 26, 1909
 
                        11.  Harriet J. Bowles  b. Aug. 10, 1856
                                    m.  John White (b. ?; Samuel White, Ann Draken)
                                                11.1  Belle White
                                                11.2  Marie White
                                                11.3  John White
                                                11.4  Sam White
                                    Harriet d.  Feb. 13, 1919
                                    John d. Mar. 11, 1919
 
                        12.  Sarah Bowles b. July 14, 1858 Sombra, twp., Ont.
                                    m. John A. Waybrand, carpenter (b. ca. 1852 Nova Scotia; Alex, Elizabeth)
Sept. 15, 1881 Sarnia, Ont.   ref # 005314/81
They owned a hotel in Sombra
12.1    Sadie Waybrand
m. Alfton Minnie
   12.1.1  Chester Minnie
   12.1.2  Florence Minnie
   12.1.3  Isabelle Minnie
   12.1.4  Violet Minnie
12.2    Kate Waybrand
m. ? Robb
12.2.1  Jessie Robb
12.2.2  Flora Robb
12.2.3  George Robb
12.2.4  Kenneth Robb
12.2.5  Irene Robb
12.2.6  Sarah Robb
12.3    David Waybrand
12.4    Mary Waybrand
                                    Sarah d. Sept. 5, 1919
 
                        13.  baby b. between 1859 and 1861, d. young
 
                        14.  David Paul Bowles b. Sept. 29, 1862 Sombra, twp., Ont.
                                                m. Ida Jane Henry
(b. Sept. 1, 1868 Sombra, twp., Ont.; Ira John, Elizabeth Ann Grisdale)
                                                            Feb. 28, 1895 Sarnia, Ont.    ref. # 006414/95
11.1  Sadie Elizabeth Bowles b. Nov. 23, 1895 Sombra twp., Ont.
m. David C. Clarke (b. 1877)  Sept. 10, 1928
David d. May 14, 1959 Sombra
Sadie d. Apt. 28, 1988 Sombra
 
11.2     Nellie May Bowles b. Nov. 24, 1895  ref. # 015539/95
Nellie d. Aug. 20, 1896 Sombra   ref. # 006748/96
 
                               David d. Aug. 26, 1946 Sombra
                               Ida d. 1952 Sombra
 
John d. Dec. 9, 1873 Sombra (age 71)  ref # 205863/74  reported by John Jr.
            bur. Riverside cemetery, Sombra
Sarah d. Feb. 1, 1882 West Gwillimbury, Simcoe co., Ont. bur. Feb. 2, 1882 Riverside cemetery, Sombra
1881 Census
 
Note: why was Sarah's death registered in West Gwillimbury?  The family history states that after her husband's death she kept house for her son, David Paul, and later when she was too ill to keep house she moved in with her daughter, Sarah, and husband John Waybrand. There were other Bowles living in West Gwillimbury but they came from co. Cavan, Ireland.  See The Bowles of West Gwillimbury.

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