91st PA: George W Bowman

George W Bowman

Before the war

He was born on 29 July 1843, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to George W Bowman and Harriet [unknown family name]. [sources: date: 11 (19 July 1843), 12 (29 Jul 1846); 2 (18 in 1861), 6 (18 in 1861), 11 (40 in 1884; 18 in 1861), 13 (25 in 1870), 14 (25 in 1870), 15 (38 in 1870), 16 (July 1848), 17 (64 in 1910), 18 (76 in 1920), 19 (83 in 1930). place: 2, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. parents: 12]

When he enlisted, he was a clerk. [sources: 2, 11 (clerk; certificate of discharge has 'schoolboy' as occupation)]

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, had a light complexion, blue eyes, and light hair. [sources: 2, 11 (5' 5-1/4"; certificate of discharge has 5' 5-1/2", light complexion, grey eyes, light sandy hair)]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service as a private in company E on 28 August 1861 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted by Captain Lentz, and mustered into service by Colonel Reiff. [sources: 1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 11 (28 Aug, but a later record claims 27 Aug)]

On 13 December 1862, he was chilled through and contracted chronic rheumatism, from lying out all night in water in cold weather. [source: 11]

From 15 February 1863 to 9 March 1863 he was treated for rheumatism. He continued to be treated for rheumatism after that (but perhaps at a different hospital?). [source: 11]

On 12 March 1863, he was sent to the division hospital. [source: 4]

From 15 June 1863 through 28 June 1863 he was treated for chronic rheumatism. [source: 11]

On 30 June 1863, Surgeon Francis G Smith certified that George W Bowman was disabled, by 'spinal irritation, contracted by exposure at an immature age + causing feebleness + loss of power in his lower extremities'. [source: 11]

He was discharged on 25 July 1863, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on surgeon's certificate of disability. He was a private in company E. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11]

After the war

On 2 January 1870, he married Henrietta Coombs Smith. They were married by Reverend John F Chaplin, of Salem Methodist Episopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They had four children:

[sources: 11, 12, 16 (5 children, 4 living in 1900), 17 (4 children, 4 living in 1910), 20]

In 1870, he was living at 1815 North Street, ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Henrietta, and their child Edward. He was a retail grocer. [sources: 13, 14]

In 1880, he was living in Mispillion, Kent County, Delaware. He was living with his wife Henrette [?], and their children Edward, Florance, and Henrietta. he was a farmer. [source: 15]

On 10 June 1884, he successfully applied for a pension. He was living at 816 Kinder [?] Street, Camden, Camden County, New Jersey. [sources: 7, 8, 11]

In 1900, he was living in Cecil County, Maryland. He was living with his wife Henrietta, daughter H Bertrude, and an employee. He was a minister. [source: 16]

According to his death certificate, he last worked as a minister in September 1905; this is not consistent with the census evidence. [source: 12]

He again applied for a pension on 15 February 1907, under the Act of 6 February 1907. He received $12 per month, effective 15 February 1907; the certificate was dated 25 March 1907. [sources: 8, 9]

In 1910, he was living at 5123 Ludlow Street, ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his wife Henrietta S. He was a minister. [source: 17]

His pension was reissued, and he received $16 per month effective 20 May 1912, under the Act of 11 May 1912; the certificate was dated 5 October 1912. [source: 9]

His pension was increased to $21.50 per month, effective 29 July 1913; the certificate was dated 2 December 1913. [source: 9]

His pension was increased to $27 per month, effective 29 July 1916. [source: 9]

His pension was increased to $38 per month, effective 10 June 1918. [source: 9]

In 1920, he was living on Market Street, in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware. he was living with his wife Henrietta S. He was a retired minister. [source: 18]

On 24 April 1930, he applied for a pension, under the Act of 1 May 1920. He required a attendant, because of 'infirmities of old age and a paralytic stroke', which made him 'almost helpless'. His pension was increased to $50 per month, effective 1 May 1920. [sources: 9, 11]

In 1930, he was living on West 6th Street, Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware. He was widowed. He was living with his daughter, H Bertrude Lewis. He owned the house, which was worth $4,000. He was not working. [source: 19]

On 9 December 1935, he died, in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware. He died of senile debility; contributing to his death was a fall, which fractured two ribs and caused other injuries, and shock. He was a retired minister. On 12 December 1935, he was buried, in Odd Fellows Cemetery--presumably the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware. [source: 12]

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster.)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 22 (George W Bowman)

3 company E, register of men discharged, number 36 (George W Bowman)

4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 March 1863 (Private Bowman)

5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 31 December 1863 (George Bowman)

6 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 17 May 2004 (George W Bowman)

7 pension index, by name (George W Bowman)

8 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (George W Bowman)

9 Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933 (George W Bowman)

10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (George W Bowman)

11 pension documents packet (George W Bowman)

12 Delaware death certificates, 1855-1961 (FamilySearch) (George W Bowman)

13 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, page 511 recto = 165 handwritten (FamilySearch) (G W Bowman)

14 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, second enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1428, page 391 verso = 12 handwritten (G W Bowman)

15 1880 US census, Delaware, Kent County, Mispillion, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 117, page 230 = 81 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (George W Bowman)

16 1900 US census, Maryland, Cecil County, enumeration district 21, microfilm series T623, film 620, page 169 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch) (Geo W Bowman)

17 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, enumeration district 1164, microfilm series T624, film 1413, pages 91 = 5 B handwritten to 92 = 6 A handwritten (George W Bowman)

18 1920 US census, Delaware, Sussex County, Laurel, enumeration district 189, microfilm series T625, film 201, page 5 = 5 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (George W Bowman)

19 1930 US census, Delaware, Sussex County, Laurel, enumeration district 3-19, microfilm series T626, film 291, page 210 = 15 B handwritten (FamilySearch) (George W Bowman)

20 'Smith/Long family tree', on Ancestry (accessed 25 May 2014)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1850 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 25 May 2014)
1860 US census
Ancestry and FamilySearch indices (accessed 25 May 2014)
1890 US census, veterans schedules
Ancestry index (accessed April 2007)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 24 May 2014)
Find a grave
accessed 4 October 2010 and 24 May 2014
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 24 May 2014)

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George W Bowman in the 91st PA database

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, page 511 recto = 165 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed below]
[I did not transcribe the other four people at this residence, headed by S C Langstroth]
line3334
Dwelling-house number[1089] 
Family number[1031] 
NameBowman G W" Henrietta
Age2524
SexMF
Color" [sc. W]"
OccupationGrocer R. 
Real estate value  
Personal estate value  
BirthplacePennaPenna
Father foreign born  
Mother foreign born  
Birth month if born within year  
Marriage month if married within year  
Attended school past year  
Can't read  
Can't write  
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.  
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...  

1870 census, 2nd enumeration

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 15, district 44, North St., second enumeration, microfilm series M593, film 1428, page 391 verso = 12 handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1880 census entry transcribed below]
[I did not transcribe the other two people at this residence, CC and Kate Langstroth]
line181920
Dwelling-house number[1815]  
Family number   
NameBowman G. W.- Henrietta- Edward
Age25241/12
SexMFM
Color   
Occupation   
Real estate value   
Personal estate value   
Birthplace   
Father foreign born   
Mother foreign born   
Birth month if born within year   
Marriage month if married within year   
Attended school past year   
Can't read   
Can't write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old   
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...   

1880 census

[1880 US census, Delaware, Kent County, Mispillion, enumeration district 39, microfilm series T9, film 117, page 230 = 81 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed by the pension documents packet, since wife's name, and childrens' names and ages, match]
line1819202122
street name     
house number     
dwelling visit #710    
family visit #427    
nameBowman George W" Henrette [?]" Edward" Florance" Henrietta
colorWWWWW
sexMFMFF
age38351082
month born if born in year     
relationship WifeSonDaughterDaughter
single     
married11   
widowed/divorced     
married during year     
occupationFarmerKeeping House   
months unemployed     
currently ill?     
blind     
deaf/dumb     
idiotic     
insane     
disabled     
school this year  11 
can't read     
can't write     
birthplacePennPennPennPennPenn
father's birthplacePennPennPennPennPenn
mother's birthplacePennPennPennPennPenn

1900 census

[1900 US census, Maryland, Cecil County, enumeration district 21, microfilm series T623, film 620, page 169 = 7 A handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1920 census entry transcribed below]
line37383940
street    
house number    
dwelling number141   
family number145   
nameBowman, Geo W.-, Henrietta C.- H. BertrudeArch, Jenny
relationshipHeadWifeDaughterEmployee
colorWWWIn [?]
sexMFFF
birth dateJuly 1848Mar 1848Jan 1879May 1886
age51522114
married?MMSS
# years married3030  
mother of how many children? 5  
# of children living 4  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTennessee
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaTennessee
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaDelawarePennsylvaniaTennessee
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationMinister  Servant
# months not employed0  0
# months in school    
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 46, enumeration district 1164, microfilm series T624, film 1413, pages 91 = 5 B handwritten to 92 = 6 A handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1920 census entry transcribed below]
line1001
streetLudlow streetLudlow street
house nr5123 
dwelling nr146 
family nr135 
nameBowman George W- Henrietta S
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6454
marital statusM1M1
#years present marriage4040
mother of # children 4
mother of # living children 4
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationMinisterNone
nature of industry etc.Church 
employer etc.W 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?No 
# weeks out of work 19090 
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Delaware, Sussex County, Laurel, enumeration district 189, microfilm series T625, film 201, page 5 = 5 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1930 census entry transcribed below, and add his wife's name and his occupation]
line5253
streetMarket St
house numberX 
dwelling visit number137 
family visit number142 
nameBowman, George W.- Henrietta S.
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday7675
marital statusMM
year of immigration  
naturalized/alien  
year of naturalization  
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readyesyes
can writeyesyes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
native language  
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's native language  
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylavnia
mother's native language  
can speak Englishyesyes
occupationRetired MinisterNone
industry, business  
employment status  
number of farm schedule  

1930 census

[1930 US census, Delaware, Sussex County, Laurel, enumeration district 3-19, microfilm series T626, film 291, page 210 = 15 B handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is confirmed by the pension documents packet, which has the same location, and daughter's name and age]
line7374
streetWest Sixth Street
house number  
dwelling visit #405 
family visit #443 
nameBowman George W.Lewis, H Bertrude
relationHeadDaughter
owned/rentedO 
value or rent4000 
radioR 
farmNo 
sexMF
colorWW
age8351
married?WdWd
age 1st marriage  
school/college since 9/29NoNo
can read & writeYesYes
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsyvlania
native language  
immigration year  
naturalization  
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationNoneWriting Teacher
industry State Board
worker class W
at work yesterday Yes
unemployment schedule #  
veteran?Yes 
warCiv 
farm schedule #  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 9 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


+Bowman, George W.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

pension documents packet

[pension documents packet, George W Bowman, 91st Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 24 May 2014, from 12 images, received from National Archives and Records Administration]


[image 1]

BOWMAN, GEORGE W.
XC-2574191


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DECLARATION FOR ORIGINAL PENSION OF AN INVALID.
STATE OF Pa, COUNTY OF Philada, ss

On this 9th [?] day of June, A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty four personally appeared before me deputy Prthy of the CC Pleas the same being a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, George W. Bowman aged 40 years, a resident of Camden, County of Camden State of New Jersey, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is - married; that his wife's name was --, to whom he was married at - on the - day of -, that he is the identical George W Bowman who enlisted in the military service of the United States at Philada Pa on the 28th of August, 1861 as a private of Co. E, 91st Regiment of Pa. Vols. and was honorably discharged at Philada Pa, on the 25th of July 1863, that his personal description is as follows:--Age 40 years, height 5 feet 5 1/4 inches; complexion, light; hair, light; eyes, blue; that while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, he received the following disability, to wit: on or about December 13th 1862 at Fredericksburg Va from exposure lying out all night in the water the weather being very cold, he was chilled through and contracted chronic rheumatism, which has disabled him ever since.
That he was treated for his said disability for some time in the Regimental hospital and was then sent to hospital at Aquia Creek Va, and afterward to McKin's [?] hospital at Baltimore Md + treated up to about time of discharge (dates of treatment at each place not remembered)
That he has not been in either the military or Naval Service otherwise than as above stated
that since leaving the said service this applicant has resided in Philada Pa + Camden, N.J. mostly, and his occupation has been clerk
that prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound physical health, being, when enrolled, a clerk,
that now he is partly disabled from obtaining his subsistence from manual labor in consequence of his above-named injuries received in the service of the United States;
that he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States by reason of the disabilities above stated;
that he hereby appoints Francis Register, of Philadelphia, Pa., his attorney to prosecute his claim;
that he has never received nor applied for a pension;
that his post office is at Camden, county of Camden, State of N.J.
that his domicile or place of abode is No. 816 Kinder [?] St. Camden. N.J.
George W Bowman
(Claimant's signature.)


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SWORN to and subscribed before me, this 9th day of June, A.D. 1884, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words "13th" + "December" persons whom +c, erased, and the words "25th" + "July", added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.


[illegible]
Deputy Prthy


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A INVALID. A
CLAIM FOR PENSION.
ORIGINAL.
George W. Bowman Applicant.
Pri. Co., E. 91st Regt.
Pennsylvania Vols.

US PENSION OFFICE JUN 10. 1884

FILED BY
FRANCIS REGISTER,
Attorney,
No. 824 South Fifth Street,
PHILADELPHIA, PA.


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3-389
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 1915.

SIR: Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below. The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the inclosed envelope, which requires no stamp.

Very respectfully,
G M Saltsgabey
Commissioner.

GEORGE W. BOWMAN,
5621 CATHARINE ST
461268 ACT MAY
PHILADELPHIA, PA.

No. 1. Date and place of birth? Answer. July 29th 1843. Philada Penna
The name of organizations in which you served? Answer 91st Regt. Penna Vol.
No. 2. What was your post office at enlistment? Answer. Philada Penna
No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name. Answer. Henrietta Coombs Bowman. - Smith -
No. 4. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer. Jan. 2nd 1870. Salem M.E. Church Philada Pa. Rev John F Chaplin
No. 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage? Church Register
If so, where? Answer West Phila. Penna
No 6. Were you previously married? no.
If so, state the name of your former wife, the date of the marriage, and the date and place of her death or divorce. If there was more than one previous marriage, let your answer include all former wives. Answer. No
No. 7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her former husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and, if so, give name of the organization in which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer include all former husbands. Answer. No.
No. 8. Are you now living with your wife? Answer. Yes
No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead. Answer. Edward Smith Bowman
Not [perhaps: Note]
All aduts [sic] and married

Date [blank]
(Signature) George W Bowman


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3-402.
Certificate No. 461268
Name, Geo. W. Bowman

Department of the Interior.
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C., January 15, 1898.

SIR:

In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.

Very respectfully,
H [?] Clay Grand [?] Commissioner.

First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Yes. Henrietta Coomb Bowman - nee - Smith.
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer. Jan 2nd 1870. Philada Pa. Rev J. F. Chaplin D.D. M.E. Minister
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer. Family Bible. I presume minister made record according to law.
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer. No.
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer. Edward S Oct 23 1870. Florence V. March 2nd 1872. H. Bertrude Jan. 25th 1878. George W. Sept. 24. 1882.

George W. Bowman

Date of reply: June 4th, 1898


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ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE.

George W. Bowman, private of Captain M Hall's Company, (E) of the 91st Pa Regiment of United States Volunteers was enlisted by Capt. J. D Lentz of the 91st Regiment of P.V at Philadelphia on the 28th day of August 1861, to serve 3 years; he was born in Philada in the State of Penna is 18 years of age, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, Light complexion, grey eyes, light sandy hair, and by occupation when enlisted a schoolboy. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 0 [sic] days in consequence of disease contracted by exposure at Camp Chase, near Philada while on duty.
STATION: Philada
DATE: June 30th 1863
[blank] Commanding Company.

I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said George W. Bowman of Captain M Hall's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of spinal irritation, contracted by exposure at an immature age + causing feebleness + loss of power in his lower extremities + preventing him, in his present condition, from securing a living.

Francis G. Smith I" [?]
A A Surgeon. U.S.A

DISCHARGED this Twenty fifth day of July 1863, at Philada
By Command of
Maj Genl Cadwalader
[illegible] S Calloway
Asst Adj Genl

This soldier desires to be addressed at [blank]


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CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
IN THE CASE OF
Geo. W. Bowman
a Private Co. "E"
91 Reg't of Penn Vols

[stamped: mostly illegible, but the date is legible:] Aug 24 1863.

Adjutant General's Office,
Aug. 18 1863.
Duplicate for the [illegible] Office
Saml Breck
Asst. Adjt. Genl

Received (A. G. Office) [blank]


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[this page includes only instructions for the previous page]


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MILITARY SECRETARY'S OFFICE WAR DEPARTMENT
2585296
JAN 17 1907


3--050.
Eastern Div. WPD [?] Ex'r.

Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS.
Washington, D.C., Jany 15, 1907

Respectfully referred to Military secretary of War Departmet requesting in full military and medical history of the soldier

2 enclosures

George W. Bowman
C 461.268
E. 91. Pa Vol Inf
No other reports on file

V. Warner [?]
Commissioner.

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WAR DEPARTMENT,
THE MILITARY SECRETARY'S OFFICE,
WASHINGTON
JAN 17 1907

Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions,
with the information that in the case of George W. Bowman, Co. E, 91 Pa. Inf, the military records furnish nothing in addition to statement dated Jany. 26, 1885.

Enrolled Aug. 27 [sic], 1861.

Medical Records that have been indexed (or discovered) since the statement of Jan. 26, 1885, herewith returned, was made show the following additional information: treated Feb. 15 to Mch. 9 + Mch. 9 63 to __, Rheumatism; June 15 + 16. + 17 to 28. 63 Rheumatism chronic
No additional record of disability found

EAST DIV. JAN 18 1907 RECD

JAN 18 1907 U.S. [rest illegible]

H. Ainsworth
The Military Secretary.


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DECLARATION FOR PENSION
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
The Pension Certificate Should Not Be Forwarded With the Application

State of Delaware, County of Sussex ss:

On this 24th day of April 1930, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid George W Bowman, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 86 years of age, and a resident of Laurel county of Sussex, State of Delaware; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Philadelphia Pa, under the name of George W Bowman, on the 28th day of August 1861 as a Private, in Co. E 91st Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Philadelphia Pa on the 25th of July 1863.

That he also served None
That his personal description at enlistment was as follows: Height 5 feet 5 1/4 inches; complexion light color of eyes Blue; color of hair light; that his occupation was Clerk; that he was born July 29th 1843 at Philadelphia Pa
That he requires the regular personal aid and attendance of another person on account of the following disabilities:
infirmities of old age and a paralytic stroke rendering it necessary to have a [sic] attendant he being almost helpless
That since leaving the service he has resided at Laurel Delaware and his occupation has been Minister
That he has applied for pension under original No. 461268 [sic]
That he is a pensioner under Certificate No. 461268

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of May 1, 1920.


George W Bowman x his mark
Laurel Delaware

(Two attesting and identifying witnesses)
(1) Frank B Sirwan Laurel Delaware
(2) Paul [??] Roberson [?]\ Laurel Del

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of April A.D. 1930, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words ... erased, and the words .., added; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

James K Phillips
Notary Public
Suffolk [?] Del

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER APR 29 1930

Veterans administration pension payment cards

[Veterans administration, pension payment cards, 1907-1933]
[transcribed 18 January 2014, from FamilySearch]

[I did not transcribe the detailed payment information; the last note on the card is: '1925. Trans to Mo. Payment Card']

NAME: BOWMAN, GEORGE W.
Certificate No. 461268
ARMY INVALID.
Law: ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Act of May 11, 1912.
Act of Feb. 6, 1907.
Service: Pri. E. 91" Pa. V. Inf.
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE12FEB 15, 1907MAR 25 1907
REISSUE16MAY 20 1912OCT 5 1912
INCREASE21 5029 July 1913DEC 2 1913
 2729 July 1916 
 38JUN 10 1918 
Inc.50May 1, 1920 
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: WASHINGTON,
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: [blank]
Bureau notified: [blank]
Remarks: [blank]
Former Roll No. 756 Civil War
Home: [blank]

Delaware death certificate

[Delaware death certificates, 1855-1961 (FamilySearch)]
[transcribed 25 May 2014]

STATE BOARD OF HEALTH
DELAWARE
DEC 14 1935
VITAL STATISTICS

STATE OF DELAWARE
DIVISION OF VITAL STATISTICS
CERTIFICATE OF DEATH

OK MAR 128 1936

1. PLACE OF DEATH
County Sussex State of Delaware, Registered No 2685
Hundred [blank] or Village [blank] or
City Laurel [, blank] No. [blank] St. [blank] Ward

2. FULL NAME George W Bowman
(a) Residence: No. Laurel Dela St., [blank] Ward

PERSONAL AND STATISTICAL PARTICULARS
3. SEX Male
4 COLOR OR RACE White
5. Widower
5a. HUSBAND OF Henrietta C Bowman
6. DATE OF BIRTH July 29 1846 [sic]
7. AGE Years 89 Months 4 Days 10 [?]
OCCUPATION
8. Trade, profession, or particular kind of work done Retired Minister
9. Industry or business in which work was done [blank]
10. Date deceased last worked at this occupation Sept 1905
11. Total time (years) spent in this occupation [blank]
FATHER 13. NAME George W Bowman
14. BIRTHPLACE Pa
MOTHER 15. MAIDEN NAME Harriett
16. BIRTHPLACE Pa
THE ABOVE IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE
17. INFORMANT H. Bertrude Lewis
(Address) Laurel Del.
Date of Information Dec 11 1935
18. BURIAL, CREMATION OR REMOVAL
Place Odd Fellows Cemetery Date Dec 12 1935
19. UNDERTAKER Graural [??] + Theodore [?]
Address Laurel Del.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF DEATH
20. DATE OF DEATH Dec. 9, '35
21. I HEREBY CERTIFY, That I attended deceased from July 1, 1935, to Dec 9, 1935
I last saw him alive on Dec 9, 1935, death is said to have occurred on the date stated above at 9 P.m
The principal cause of death and related causes of importance in order of onset were as follows:
Senile debility Date of onset [blank]
Contributory causes of importance not related to principal cause A fall fracturing 2 ribs + various other injuries + shock Date of onset [blank]
Name of operation [blank] Date of [blank]
What test confirmed diagnosis? [blank] Was there an autopsy? [blank]
22. If death was due to external causes (violence) [blank]
23. Was disease or injury in any way related to occupation of deceased? [blank]
(Signed) W T Jones M.D.
(Address) Laurel Del.

24 FILED 12/10/35
[blank] Local Sub-Registrar
Ray Powell [??] Local Registrar
THIS CERTIFICATE MUST BE FILED WITH THE LOCAL REGISTRAR WITHIN 72 HOURS AFTER DEATH AND BEFORE INTERMENT OR OTHER DISPOSAL OF THE BODY

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