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):
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).
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).
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)
|Name||William Stephens||Margaret Do||Monroe Bowne|
|Occupation of males over 15 years||Farmer|
|Real estate owned||2000|
|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.|
|Name||Bounds [sic] Monroe||- Isabella||- Frank||- Mary||- William|
|Real estate value|
|Personal estate value|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|street name||HOWARD ST|
|dwelling visit #||59|
|family visit #||67|
|name||Bowne Monroe||" Isabella||" Mary||" Willie||" Mabel||" Francis||" Maggie||Rice John||" Frank|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|occupation||Laborer||Housekeeper||Sewing Machine Op||Stocking Weaver||School||Teamster||Stocking Weaver|
|months unemployed||4||4||4|| ||4||4|
|school this year||1|
|name||Bowne Isabella||- Mary E||Bowne Mabel||Cooper Margaret||- Raymond||- Daisy|
|birth date||April 1858||Aug 1860||Jan 1881||Nov 1872||Oct 1891||April 1893|
|# years married||11|
|mother of how many children?||[illegible]||2|
|# of children living||2||2|
|# years in USA||60|
|occupation||Dressmaker||Operator Blankets||Operator Stocking maf [?]||At school||At school|
|# months not employed||0||2||6|
|# months in school||10||10|
|free or mortgaged||M|
|# of farm schedule|
|name||Bowne Mary E||- Isabella||Cooper Margaret||- Raymond||- Isabella|
|#years present marriage|
|mother of # children||6||4|
|mother of # living children||6 [?]||2|
|mother's birthplace||Ire Irish||Ire Irish||Ire Irish||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania|
|nature of industry etc.||Hosiery Mill||Plumbing||Hosiery Mill|
|out of work 15 Apr 1910?||No||No||No|
|# weeks out of work 1909||6||0||10 [?]|
|school since 1 Sep 09|
|owned free or mortagaged||M|
|nr on farm schedule|
|civil war vet|
|deaf & dumb|
|dwelling visit number||4606||4606|
|family visit number||226||226|
|name||Cooper, Margaret G||Cooper Raymond||Bowne Mary||Bowne Isabella|
|free/mortgaged (if owned)||M|
|age at last birthday||44||28||11||80|
|year of immigration||1845|
|year of naturalization||1860|
|attended school since Sept 1919||Yes|
|birth place||Pennsylvania||Pennsylvania||New Jersey||Ireland|
|father's native language||English|
|mother's native language||English|
|can speak English||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|industry, business||Hosiery||Public Service|
|number of farm schedule||820 [sic]|
|[the '820' appears to be an employment code, and not a farm schedule number]|
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.