91st PA: Monroe W Bowne

Monroe W Bowne

Before the war

He was born on 15 May 1840 (6; 2 (23 in 1864), 7 (12 in 1850)). He was born in Castle Valley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (6, 7). He was born to Charles H Bowne and Sarah Ann Apgar (6).

In 1850, he was living in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with William and Margaret Stephens (7). He had attended school within the year (7).

He married Isabella Toner on 12 October 1859 (6). They had five children (6):

During the war

He was drafted (1, 2). He was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania on 30 July 1864, at Frankford, Pennsylvania (1, 2 [30 Jul 63], 3, 14). He was in company A of the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (13).

He was promoted on 28 May 1865 to corporal (1).

He was transferred from the 118th Pennsylvania volunteer infantry (1, 2). He was a corporal, in company F (1, 14).

He mustered out with his company on 10 July 1865 (1, 3). He was a corporal in company F (1, 14).

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the 25th ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8). He was living with his wife Isabella, and children Frank, Mary, and William (8).

In 1880, he was living at 2817 Howard Street, Phildelphia, Pennsylvania (9). He was a laborer (9). He was living with his wife Isabella, children Mary, Willie, Mabel, Francis, and Maggie, and two boarders (9).

In 1880, he became a police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

Nine months before his death, he resigned from the police force, because of illness, having caught a cold from which he did not recover (6).

He was "of imposing personal appearance--massive frame, well proportioned, powerful man, six feet high, and weighing more than three hundred pounds" (6).

He died on 14 December 1884, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).

In 1890, his widow, Isabelle Bowne, was living at 2819 Howard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3, 4). Mary E Bowne (a dressmaker) was also living there (4).

On 9 July 1890, his widow, Isabella Bowne, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (5, 13).

In 1900, his widow, Isabella Bowne, was living in ward 22, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10). She was living with her daughters Mary, Mabel, and Margaret, and Margaret's two children (10).

In 1910, his widow, Isabella Bowne, was living at 4636 Front Street, ward 42, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11). She was living with her daughter Mary, and also her daughter Margaret and Margaret's children (11).

In 1920, his widow, Isabella Bowne, was living at 4606 Front Street, ward 42, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (12). She was living with her daughter Margaret, Margaret's son Raymond, and Margaret's niece Mary Bowne (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) (Monroe Bowne)

2 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 19 January 2005 (Monroe Bowne)

3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 786, page 1 (image 2511 on Ancestry) (Monroe Bowne)

4 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (Monroe Bowne)

5 pension index, by name (Monroe W Bowne)

6 Miller K. Reading. William Bowne, of Yorkshire, England and his descendants. Flemington NJ: HE Deats, 1903. Page 29. (Monroe W Bowne)

7 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown Township, microfilm series M432, film 759, page 348 (Monroe Bowne)

8 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 25th ward, 83rd district (post office Bridesburg), microfilm series M593, film 1440, page 382 = 69 handwritten (Monroe Bounds [sic])

9 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 537, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 288 = page 8 D handwritten (Monroe Bowne)

10 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 515, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 137 = 15 A-B handwritten (Isabella Bowne)

11 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 42, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1055, microfilm series T624, film 1411, page 45 = 8 B handwritten (Isabella Bowne)

12 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 42, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1557, microfilm series T625, film 1643, pages 168-169 = 10 B - 11 A handwritten (Isabella Bowne)

13 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company F (Monroe W Bowne)

14 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Monroe Bowne)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1860 US census
Ancestry and HeritageQuest indices (accessed Dec 2007)
1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed Dec 2007)
Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999
Ancestry index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
records of headstones of deceased Union veterans, 1879-1903
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 22 Feb 15)

Display



Monroe W Bowne in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown Township, microfilm series M432, film 759, page 348]
line363738
Dwellings visited168  
Families visited178  
NameWilliam StephensMargaret DoMonroe Bowne
Age373012
SexMFM
Color   
Occupation of males over 15 yearsFarmer  
Real estate owned2000  
Birthplace[probably Do = Pennsylvania][probably Do = Pennsylvania][probably Do = Pennsylvania]
Married within year   
Attended school within year  1
Over 20 & can't read/write   
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.   

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 25th ward, 83rd district (post office Bridesburg), microfilm series M593, film 1440, page 382 = 69 handwritten]
line3435363738
Dwelling-house number5    
Family number     
NameBounds [sic] Monroe- Isabella - Frank- Mary- William
Age302810101
SexMFMFM
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, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 537, microfilm series T9, film 1184, page 288 = page 8 D handwritten]
line212223242526272829
street nameHOWARD ST
house number2817        
dwelling visit #59        
family visit #67        
nameBowne Monroe" Isabella" Mary" Willie" Mabel" Francis" MaggieRice John" Frank
colorWWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMFMFMM
age453021134/12481922
month born if born in year         
relationshipHusbandWifeDauSonDauSonDauBoarderBoarder
single  1111111
married11       
widowed/divorced         
married during year         
occupationLaborerHousekeeperSewing Machine OpStocking Weaver  SchoolTeamsterStocking Weaver
months unemployed 444   44
currently ill?         
blind         
deaf/dumb         
idiotic         
insane         
disabled         
school this year      1  
can't read         
can't write         
birthplacePennaIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
father's birthplacePennaIrelandPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandIreland

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 786, page 1 (image 2511 on Ancestry)]
[line] 10
[house] 130
[family] 149
[name] Isebella widow of Bowne Monroe W
[rank] Corporal
[company] F
[unit] 91 Pa Vol
[enlistment date] 30 July 1863
[discharge date] 10 July 1865
[length of service] 1 year, 11 months, 21 [?] days
[post office address] Isbella [sic] Bowne 2819 Howard St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, March 2005]
Isabel Bowne, wid Monroe, h 2819 Howard
Mary E Bowne, dressmkr, 2819 Howard

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 515, microfilm series T623, film 1464, page 137 = 15 A-B handwritten]
line495051525354
street      
house number      
dwelling number286     
family number291     
nameBowne Isabella- Mary EBowne MabelCooper Margaret- Raymond- Daisy
relationshipHeadDaughterDaughterBoarderBoarderBoarder
colorWWWWWW
sexFF FFMF
birth dateApril 1858Aug 1860Jan 1881Nov 1872Oct 1891April 1893
age6239192787
married?WSSMSS
# years married   11  
mother of how many children?[illegible]  2  
# of children living2  2  
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year1840     
# years in USA60     
naturalized citizen?      
occupation DressmakerOperator BlanketsOperator Stocking maf [?]At schoolAt school
# months not employed 026  
# months in school    1010
can readyesyesyesyes  
can writeyesyesyesyes  
speaks Englishyesyesyesyes  
owned/rentedO     
free or mortgagedM     
farm/houseH     
# of farm schedule      

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 42, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1055, microfilm series T624, film 1411, page 45 = 8 B handwritten]
line6465666768
streetFront Street
house nr4636    
dwelling nr159    
family nr166    
nameBowne Mary E- IsabellaCooper Margaret- Raymond- Isabella
relationshipHeadMotherSisterNephewNiece
sexFFFMF
colorWWWWW
age4566391817
marital statusSWdWdSS
#years present marriage     
mother of # children 64  
mother of # living children 6 [?]2  
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplaceIre IrishIre IrishIre IrishPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigrated 1852 [?]   
naturalized/alien     
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationnonenoneOperatorApprenticeCooper
nature of industry etc.  Hosiery MillPlumbingHosiery Mill
employer etc.  WWW
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  NoNoNo
# weeks out of work 1909  6010 [?]
can readyesyesyesyesyes
can writeyesnoyesyes yes
school since 1 Sep 09     
owned/rentedO    
owned free or mortagagedM    
farm/houseH    
nr on farm schedule     
civil war vet     
blind     
deaf & dumb     

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 42, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 1557, microfilm series T625, film 1643, pages 168-169 = 10 B - 11 A handwritten]
line100123
streetFront St
house number220220  
dwelling visit number46064606  
family visit number226226  
nameCooper, Margaret GCooper RaymondBowne MaryBowne Isabella
relationshipHeadSonNieceMother
own/rentO   
free/mortgaged (if owned)M   
sexFMFF
raceWWWW
age at last birthday44281180
marital statusWdSSWd
year of immigration   1845
naturalized/alien   Na
year of naturalization   1860
attended school since Sept 1919  Yes 
can readyesYesYesYes
can writeyesYesYesYes
birth placePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaNew JerseyIreland
native language   English
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland
father's native language   English
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaIreland
mother's native language   English
can speak EnglishYesYesYesYes
occupationOperatorOfficerNoneNone
industry, businessHosieryPublic Service  
employment statusWW  
number of farm schedule 820 [sic]   
[the '820' appears to be an employment code, and not a farm schedule number]

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 15 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Bowne, Monroe
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Corpl. | Corpl.
See also 118 Pa. Vols.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

[genealogical notes]

Miller K. Reading. William Bowne, of Yorkshire, England and his descendants. Flemington NJ: HE Deats, 1903. Page 29.

[Page 17 lists him as a child of Charles H and Sarah Ann (Apgar) Bowne.]

Corporal Monroe W. Bowne, (Chas. H 6., William 5, James 4, John 3, James 2, William 1,) was born at Castle Valley, Bucks county, Pa., May 15, 1840; died in Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 14, 1884; married Isabella Toner Oct. 12, 1859. She was born in Ireland, and came to America with her parents when a child. Her father was Owen Toner, and her mother's maiden name was Rose Kelly.

Monroe W. Bowne was Corporal in Company F, 91st regiment, Pa. Vet. Volunteers in 1863, and was honorably discharged from the service July 10, 1865. He was appointed an officer on the police force of Phila. in 1880, and served until nine months before his death, when he resigned his position on account of ill health, having contracted a cold, from which he never recovered. Corporal Bowne was of imposing personal appearance--massive frame, well proportioned, powerful man, six feet high, and weighing more than three hundred pounds. He was a devoted husband, kind, loving father, and friend as true as a Damascus blade.

Children of Monroe W. and Isabella (Toner) Bowne:

Mary E. Bowne, born Aug. 11, 1860.
William M. Bowne, born May 31, 1867.
Margaret G. Bowne, born Nov. 10, 1871.
Francis H. Bowne, born Oct. 12, 1876.
Mabel C. Bowne, born Jan. 19, 1879.

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