JOHN GUTHRIE BOWMAN and MARY ANN HOGG
Research by Barbara Lewellen and Liz Smith
John Guthrie Bowman, born 25th of January
1837, Ward of Carnegie, Parish of Carmyllie, Scotland, was the
6th born child of John Bowman and
John Guthrie Bowman married Mary Ann Hogg 8 December 1865, in the Parish of Panbride. Mary Ann Hogg, born the 24th of March 1840 in Parish of Barry,
Angus, Scotland, daughter of Alexander Hogg, senior slater, and Ann Scott.
Bible of Alexander Hogg & Ann
Bible of John Bowman & Mary Ann
son John Guthrie Bowman & Margaret
Children of John Guthrie Bowman and Mary Ann Hogg.
|1. Daughter, Still Born November 25, 1866, at A1 Princess Street, Dundee|
|2. Annie Scott Bowman, Born March 10, 1868, at 176 Hilltown, Dundee|
|3. John Guthrie Bowman, Born June 29, 1870, at 14 Balfower St, Dundee|
|4. Alexander Hogg Bowman, Born December 29, 1872, at Balfower St, Dundee|
|5. George Stirling Bowman, Born May 31, 1875, at 22
Balfower St., Dundee
Killed in action Nov 11, 1916 Somme France
|6. Cecilia Hogg Bowman, Born May 6, 1878 at 16 Balfower St, Dundee|
|7. Susan Hogg Bowman, Born Sept 27, 1880 at 16 Balfour St Dundee|
|8, Mary Ann Hogg Bowman, Born June 24, 1883, at 16 Balfour St, Dundee|
Children of John Guthrie Bowman and Mary Ann Hogg
Annie Scott Bowman, b. 1868, never married, and d. in 1926 in Dundee. She did not immigrate with her siblings to Canada and the United States.
John Guthrie Bowman, b. 1870, merchant and spirit dealer, married Margaret Jane Kinnear in 1900 in Dundee. John owned a grocery store listed in the 1899/1900 Dundee Directory at 89 Strathmartine Road. His home was located at 13 Balfour Street. John became bankrupt in the early years of World War I due to his generous nature. He extended credit to many of his customers who were unable to repay their debt. 89 Strathmartine is now 117 Strathmartine Road and the current occupants of the building is Frew's Public House. In 1917 he immigrated to the United States, found employment and housing in Kansas City, Missouri, and sent for his wife, Margaret Jane Kinnear and four children in 1919.
Alexander 'Sandy' Hogg Bowman, b. 1872, enlisted in the Black Watch - Royal Highlanders in 1895 in Perth. He served two years at home in the 2nd Battalion; and was stationed in Sitapur, India, with the 1st Battalion in 1897/1898. While serving in India, Sandy was promoted to Lance Corporal in 1898; Sandy then transferred to the 18th Hussars Cavalry, serving in the South African Campaign-Boer War 1898-1902. For service in the Boer War, Sandy earned the Queens Medal with clasps for the Battle of Belfast, Orange Free State, and Battle of Talana; and the Kings Medal with clasps for the Defence of Ladysmith, and Battle of Laing's Nek. Transferred to the reserves in 1903 and subsequently assigned to the Nortern Command, Canada, in 1905. Enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces, 1916-1919, in World War 1 serving in the 224th Canadian Forestry Battalion, in England and France, with a rank of Sergeant. Married Beatrice Hamilton and they had three children. Worked as an accountant in the Stores Department-Teck Hughes Mines for seven years. Sandy died in 1935 and is buried at Kirkland Lake Cemetery, Temiskaming Twp, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
George Stirling Bowman, b. 1875, merchant and spirit dealer, married Jessie McIntosh Robertson in Dundee, Scotland. They had one daughter, named Elizabeth born in 1903. George served three years in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Regiment from ca 1896-1899. George managed the Bowman Supply Store locatd at 173-175 Scouringburn, located several blocks from his mother's home on Balfour Street. Scouringburn Road no longer exists and is now called Brook Street. In the mid 1900s Dundee University took over an area of Dundee, including Balfour Street, demolishing old properties, and built new buildings to house the University. Some of the road and old street names were retained, along with the cobble stones, which were used as a road surface. In 1904 George left Scotland, leaving wife Jessie, and duaghter Elizabeth behind in Dundee, immigrating to British Columbia, Canada. He returned to Scotland a year later; but did not visit his wife and child, before returning to Canada. Shortly thereafter Jessie filed for and obtained a divorce from George. Heeding the call of duty, George enlisted in the 47th Battalion British Columbia Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Forces (C. E. F.). The unit trained in New Westminster, British Columbia, before deployment Bramshott Camp, in Hampshire, England; then to the war front in Europe. George was killed November 11, 1916, in the Battle of Ancre Heights, a campaign to capture Regina Trench, near Le Sars, France. His name is commenorated on the Vimy Memorial, near Calais, France.
Cecilia Hogg Bowman, b. 1878, immigrated to Canada in about the year 1910, living near her brother Alexander Hogg Bowman in Haileybury, Ontario. Cecilia married circa 1912. William J. Gill, born 1881, near Buffalo, New York, son of Henry Gill, of England, and Elizabeth Aitken. Father Henry Gill, a deck hand, died in the shipwreck of the Algoma near Isle Royale, Michigan, in U. S. international waters, on November 7, 1885. Two sons were born to Cecilia and William in Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. Having lost everything in the great fire of Haileybury in 1922, the Gill family moved to East Liverpool, Columbiana, Ohio.
Susan Hogg Bowman, b. 1880, married Charles Kidd (1879-1948), a letterpress printer, immigrating to the United States in 1910, first living in Fairmount, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; then making a permanent home in East Liverpool, Ohio. They had seven children-the first three were born in Dundee, Scotland: 1) Alexander Kidd, 2) Charles Bowman Kidd; 3) Marian Bowman Kidd b. 1 August 1910, d. at age 1 month, died 4th Sept 1910,(listed on the headstone of grandparents John Guthrie Bowman and Mary Ann Hogg in Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland). The fourth child-4) George Bowman Kidd, was born in Fairmount, West Virginia; Robert Campbell Kidd,Susan Louise Kidd, and Dorothy Margaret Kidd were born in East Liverpool. Charles Kidd, was born in Aberfeldy, Perth, Scotland, son of Alexander MacFarlane Kidd and Grace Campbell. Charles founded the Keystone Printing Company of East Liverpool, Ohio.
Mary Ann Hogg Bowman, b. 1883, married, Robert Davie Smith, in Fairmount, West Virginia in 1913. They had three children born in Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to Haileybury, Ontario, Canada. Having lost everything in the great fire of Haileybury in 1922, the Smith family moved to East Liverpool, Ohio. Robert Davie Smith, was born in 1885 in Tealing, Scotland, son of Frederick Smith and Ann Muggins Bowden. immigrated to East Liverpool, Ohio before World War I. Both Mary and Robert are found in the list of immigrants applying for citizenship in Columbiana County, Ohio.
At the time of his death, John Guthrie Bowman was employed as a Lorry Driver. His death certificate lists his cause of death as "contusions to the abdomens 3 days." Family folklore states that John was in the farmyard training a horse, when a young stable boy started teasing the horse. The agitated horse kicked John in the abdomen and he died as a result of his injuries.
BALGAY CEMETERY, Lochee Park, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND
John Guthrie Bowman and wife Mary Ann Hogg are buried in the Balgay Cemetery located in Lochee Park, in Lair 1319, on a wooded hill, across the street from the World War I Memorial. John Guthrie Bowman died 6th September 1890 and Mary Ann Hogg died 16th March 1903.
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Father & Mother
John G. Bowman
Born 1837 Died 1890
Mary Ann H. Bowman
Born 1840 Died 1903
George S. Bowman
Born 1875 Killed in France 1916
Ann S. Bowman
Born 1868 Died 1926
Photo by Liz Smith, taken Oct. 2002
John G. Bowman, Mary Ann Hogg, and Grandchild Marion B. Kidd are buried in Lair 1318. Daughter Ann S. Bowman is not buried in this cemetery. Annie died 26th February 1926, Maryfield Hospital. She was buried in an unmarked pauper's grave, located in the centre of the cemetery, in a large grassy area, in Dundee's Eastern Cemetery. George Stirling Bowman is not buried here either - burial location unknown.
Arrow points at the gravesite of John Guthrie Bowman and Mary Ann Hogg Bowman.
The grave is in a sloping bank and quite tidy. The stone is a small one and has broken
off its plinth. Photo by Dennis Sweet, November 2002.
View from the gravesite looking towards the World War I Memorial.
Photo by Dennis Sweet, November 2002.
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