Bio: Bowman, Thomas O. (1881)


Surnames: Bowman, Shaw, Baker

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 316

THOMAS O. BOWMAN came to Eau Claire in April, 1866, and, with the exception of ten months, in which he was employed by Mclntyre & Co. in building the dam at the Dells, has been occupied in the machine shops of N. Shaw, being superintendent of the shops since February, 1881. He was born in Jackson, Mich., Nov. 12, 1846, and went, with his parents, to Iowa, in 1852, moving from there to Hancock Co., Ill., in 1862, where he enlisted, in March, 1864, in Co. E., 18th Ill. V. I., serving until January, 1866, when he was mustered out at Springfield, Ill. He was married in Eau Claire, Sept. 3, lS6q. to Mattie T. Baker, who was born at Elizabethtown, Essex Co., N. Y. They have three children living William S., Blanche B., and an infant son; two of their children died in infancy. Mr. Bowman is a member of the Baptist Church and of I. O. O. F.



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