James Frederick Fleischer 'Fred' Bowker
|Birthplace:||'Glen Avon', Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa|
|Death:||Died in Somerset East, Cape Colony, South Africa|
Son of The Hon. Robert Mitford Bowker, J.P. and Sarah Elizabeth Bowker (Hart)
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About James Frederick Fleischer 'Fred' Bowker
James Frederick Fleischer (Fred) BOWKER was born on 21 Feb 1845 'Glen Avon', Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope.
He died on 15 May 1909 Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope.
He was baptized on 9 Mar 1945 Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope.
James Frederick Fleischer Bowker b 1845 at Glen Avon d 1909 m Josie Smuts, was the eldest son of Robert Mitford Bowker.
He was a Lieutenant in Bowker's Rovers in the Gaeleka War in 1878, Captain in the Yomanry in the Basuto War and Sergeant Major in the the Somerset East DMT during Anglo Boer War.
He and Josie did not have any children.
James Frederick Fleischer Bowker (Fred) was the fourth child and eldest son of Robert Mitford Bowker and Sarah Elizabeth Hart. Robert Mitford Bowker was the 6th son of Miles Bowker and Anna Maria Mitford. One of Fred's younger brothers was Oliver Osbaldiston Bowker.
Fred Married Josephine Mary Smuts and they had no children. Josephine's parents were Dr. Johannes Smuts and Susan Margaret Ferris only daughter of Captain Grindley Ferris of the 24th Warwickshire Regiment.
Josephine's brother, Johannes Joachim Lodewyk Smuts married Ester Wilhelmina Eleonora Morkel and their eldest daughter, Susan Margaret married Oliver Osbaldiston Bowker. Fred lived at Charlton and also at 'The Retreat' (part of 'Glen Avon') and afterwards in
Somerset East. He was scab inspector for many years.
Born in 1845 and died in Somerset East in 1909.
1. Born at 'Glen Avon'.
2. He was a Lieutenant in the Bowker Rovers in the Galeka War of 1878, a Captain in the
Basuto War and a Sergeant Major in the Anglo-Boer War.
3. No children.
Name of Deceased: James Frederick Fleischer BOWKER
Birthplace of Deceased: 'Glen Avon', Somerset East
Names of Parents: Father: Robert Mitford BOWKER
Mother: Sarah Elizabeth HART
Age of Deceased: 64 years and 4 months (21 February 1845)
Condition in life: Gardener
Name of Surviving Spouse: Josephine Mary SMUTS
Date of Death: 15 March 1909
Place of Death: Somerset East
Names of Children whether major or minor:
Signed: J.M. Bowker, Surviving Spouse