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Robert Bowles

Birthdate: (30)
Death: 1852 (30)
San Francisco, California
Place of Burial: San Bruno, San Mateo , California
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bowles and Maria Bowles
Husband of Elisabeth Bowles
Father of Charles E Bowles and Maria T Bowles
Brother of Harriet Bowles; William Bowles; James Bowles; John Bowles, Jr.; Lucy Bowles and 3 others

Managed by: Lawrence W. Murphy
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About Robert Bowles

. Robert BOWLES was born 1822 in England. He married Elizabeth. She was born 1822 in Canada.

Child of Robert BOWLES and Elizabeth is:+ 2   i. Charles E. BOWLES was born 1850 in Alexandria, Jefferson, NY. 


Descendant Register, Generation No. 2


2. Charles E. BOWLES (Robert BOWLES1) was born 1850 in Alexandria, Jefferson, NY. He married Calfina BEARSS 12 May 1868 in Tuscola, Michigan, daughter of David BEARSS and Elizabeth WOOD. She was born 1849 in Howard, Kent, Ontario.

Child of Charles E. BOWLES and Calfina BEARSS is:+ 3   i. Mayme Bell BOWLES was born 10 Aug 1884 in Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan, and died 4 Sep 1958 in Caro, Michigan. 


Descendant Register, Generation No. 3


3. Mayme Bell BOWLES (Charles E. BOWLES2, Robert BOWLES1) was born 10 Aug 1884 in Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan, and died 4 Sep 1958 in Caro, Michigan. She was buried in Fairgrove Cemetery, Tuscola, Michigan. She married Edwin West AYMER 19 Feb 1903, son of Maurice W. AYMER and Lillian. He was born 12 Aug 1882 in Michigan, and died 1 Oct 1948 in Fairgrove, Tuscola, Michigan. He was buried in Fairgrove Cemetery, Tuscola, Michigan.

Child of Mayme Bell BOWLES and Edwin West AYMER is:  4   i. Lila Beryl AYMER was born 29 Nov 1903 in Fairgrove, MI, and died 11 Jul 1979 in Bay City, Michigan. She married Glen C. BUTTERFIELD 1925, son of Ruben W. BUTTERFIELD and Edith Viola FOX. He was born 13 Aug 1900 in Akron, Tuscola, Michigan, and died 27 Jan 1982 in Palmetto, FL.

ID: I73564

Name: Robert BOWLES

Given Name: Robert

Surname: BOWLES

Sex: M

Birth: 1822 in England

Death: Y

_UID: E024BB9679653641923426E62A5B082B34AE

Change Date: 28 Aug 2007 at 08:25

Marriage 1 Elizabeth b: 1822 in Canada


Change Date: 28 Aug 2007


Charles E. BOWLES b: 1850 in Alexandria, Jefferson, NY

1822 in Norfolk County, England

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Death 1852 in San Francisco

1850 United States Federal Census

about Robert Bowles

Name: Robert Bowles

Age: 28

Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822

Birth Place: England

Gender: Male

Home in 1850(City,County,State): Alexandria, Jefferson, New York

Household Members: Name Age

Charles Bowles 1

Elisabeth Bowles 28

Maria T Bowles 5

Robert Bowles 28

In 1849 Charley and cousin David set out for the goldfields, spending a hard winter in either St. Joseph or Independence, Missouri. They arrived in California in early 1850 and started mining at the north fork of the American River, near Sacramento. Gold mining in the early days was back-breaking work, often with few rewards. Charley and his cousin mined for only a year before retuning home in 1852. Charley insisted on returning to the California gold fields. This time his brother, Robert, accompanied Charley and David to California. However, tragedy struck on this trip, and both David and Robert were taken ill and died in California soon after their arrival. Charley continued mining for two more years before returning home.

He went back to California by 1852 with family and suddenly his younger brother Robert Boles died. (He is buried in the Yerba Buena Cemetery in San Francisco.)

Bowles, David 1852 Yerba Buena, No. 1815

Robert accompanied his brother, Charles "Black Bart" Bowles, on his second trip to the California gold fields.


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Age 23
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Age 30
San Francisco, California
Age 30
San Bruno, San Mateo , California