Chapter 4 - Wife's Grandfather, his brothers and sisters and their children
Clayson Lee Bowman who was born on January 8, 1899 in Columbiana County, Ohio. He went to Lisbon High School in Lisbon, Ohio.
April of 1917 Clayson Lee Bowman Joined the United States Marine Corps,
H D Q Co. 10 Regt. He married Winnie Grace Grornley on March 27, 1919.
Rev. B. W. married them at the St. Jacobs Ref. Church in Lisbon,
In 1929 Clayson Lee Bowman's father Frank Gastin Bowman and his mother Anna Eliza Peters bought a 116 acre farm west of Lisbon, Ohio on State Route 30 and gave it to them as a wedding present.
Their children are: Fred Leland Bowman, Franklin George Bowman, Lee Edward Bowman, Naomi Pauline Bowman, Dale Wayne Bowman, Anna Ruth Bowman and Willis Christian Bowman. Clayson and Winnie made their farm into a dairy farm. They had a business there that they called C. L. Bowman and Sons Jersey Cream Line Dairy.
Clayson decided to do this because customers would leave their empty milk bottles on their porches with money in them and a note tellmg what they wanted the next time. The money in the bottles started disappearing before Clayson could get there. The customers put the tickets in their empty bottles telling what they wanted and no more money was stolen.
Clayson Lee Bowman also worked for the E. W. Bliss Mfg. Co. of Salem, Ohio as a machinist.
Clayson Lee Bowman died at home on November 8, 1967. Winnie Grace Gromley died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1993, in the Salem Community Hospital, in Salem, Ohio, after a brief illness. Clayson Lee and Winnie Grace are laid to rest at-the Clarkson Cemetery in Columbiana County, Ohio.
Winnie Grace Gromley's Brothers and Sisters
2. Etta Evelyn Bowman who was born on May 28, 1897 in Ellarun Township, Columbiana County, Ohio. She died from the Measles on January 26, 1898.
3. Harry Willis Bowman who was born on July 12, 1908. He married Kathryn Freeman on December 27, 1931. She was born on July 20, 1914. They lived on Road 419, RD#3, Lisbon, Ohio which is the homestead. The homestead was passed down to Hany from his father and Hany passed the homestead down to his son Dean E. Bowman. In 1952 they had 181 acres and it was a dairy farm. Their children are:
a.) Keith A. Bowman who was born on September 9,1940. He married Jean Ann Ward. She was born in 1941. Their children are:
b.) Dean E. Bowman who was born on October 3, 1942. He married Mary Ann Zaplata. She was born on February 1, 1943. They live at 44473 Middle Beaver Road, Lisbon, Ohio. They own 11 properties:
The Bowman Dairy Farm has been owned and operated by the Bowman family since 1811, presently being famed by the Dean Bowman family with the help of his retired father, Hany, and Rick Morlan. This dairy operation includes 85 Holstein Cows which are housed in a free stall barn milked in a double 4 herringbone parlor. The milk is cooled in a 12,000 gallon bulk headed mik tank. Dairy heifers and steers are raised on another farm. Acres owned and rented included 25 acres of splits, 125 acres of hay, and 150 acres of corn, of which 40 acres will be chopped for silage. Milking time is 5 p.m. This Guide, October 11,12, 1975 paper.
Dean E. and Mary Ann Bowman's children are:
c.) Jewel K. Bowman who was born on October 13, 1944. She married Charles
E. Stauffer. He was born on December 31, 1943. Their children are: Suzanne
Laraine Stauffer who was born in 1966 and Charles E. Shauffer, Jr. who
was born in 1970.
Kathryn Freeman's parents are Clyde J. and Gertrude Freeman. They had two children. They lived on Route 7, Lisbon, Ohio. Clyde was a farmer and he owned 138 acres. He had three horses and eight cows.
Below: Clyde J. Freeman in the Farmers' Directory,
Below are some newspaper clippings on Dean Bowman
fighting against a Federal Prison being built on part of his land. He
didn't win. They ended up building the Federal Prison.
Below is a 1948-1949-1950 Columbiana County, Ohio
Rural Directory with Harry W. and Cathryn Bowman in it and a 1952 Columbiana
County, Ohio Rural Directory with Harry, Clayson, Franklin, Fred, Galen
and Kenneth Bowman in it.
Below 7 photos: The Bowman Homestead, July 10, 1982
and the Bowman Cemetery near Elkton, with Sandy Bowman, my sister and
Richard Henry Mendenhall (my son) on the same day.
Below: Kathryn Freeman, Harry Willis Bowman's wife,
at the Bowman Reunion, August 16, 1981.