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Parents of Charles Eugene Bower 

  John3 Bower  (Charles2, John1) was born 17 Feb 1881 in Syracuse, New York and died 18 Nov 1944.  He is the son of Charles F. Bower and Frances H. Patton.  He married Elizabeth  Violet Cummins Aft. Jun 1900, daughter of John Cummins and Virginia Nelson.  She was born 25 Apr 1881 in Allegan, Allegan Co., Mi., and died 23 Sep 1962.

More About John Bower:
Census 1: 11 Jun 1900, LaPrarie, Rock Co., Wi., ED #184, (servant) (age 19)
Census 2: 03 May 1910, Kalkaska Co., Mi., ED#104, HH, (age 29)
Census 3: 17 Jan 1920, Saline Co., Mo., ED #202, HH, (age 39)
Census 4: 04 Apr 1930, Allegan Co., Mi., ED#3-25, HH (age 49)
Occupation 1: Jun 1900, Farm Hand for Fred Baiers, LaPrarie, Wi.
Occupation 2: May 1910, Farmer
Occupation 3: Jan 1920, Shoe Factory Labor
Occupation 4: Apr 1930, Builder/Cement Work
Residence 1: 1902, Rock Co., Wisconsin
Residence 2: May 1910, Boardman Twp., Kalkaska, Co., Mi. (Renting)
Residence 3: May 1915, Martin, Allegan Co., Michigan
Residence 4: Jan 1920, Marshall Twp., Saline Co., Mo. (Home Owner)
Residence 5: Apr 1930, Martin Mi. (Home Owner)

More About Elizabeth "Lizzie" Violet Cummins:
Burial: Sep 1962, South Martin Cemetery, Allegan Co., Mi.
Census 1: 03 May 1910, Kalkaska Co., Mi., ED#104, (age 29) wife
Census 2: 14 Jan 1920, Saline Co., Mo., ED #202, (age 39) wife
Census 3: 04 Apr 1930, Allegan Co., Mi., ED#3-25, (age 49) wife

Battle Creek Enquirer, Sept 1962, Obituary
513 Keys Dr.
Formerly of Martin
Age 81, passed away Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Bower was born April 25, 1881 in Allegan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cummins.  She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Kalamazoo.  Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Agnes DeBryn of Parchment, Mrs. Violet LaCoss of Kendall; 2 sons Clarence and Charley both of Kalamazoo; 11 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Her husband John passed away in 1944.  Friends may call at the Marshall & Gren Chapel, Plainwell, where services will be held at 1:00 Wednesday, Rev. Harvey Pearse officiating.  Interment South Martin Cemetery.  Friends who so desire may make contributions to the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

More About John Bower and Elizabeth Cummins:
Marriage Note: May 1910, US Census shows Lizzie and John as "married 10 years".