William & Miriam (Reeve) Bowers, 1902

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Description

A formal portrait of William Hamilton Bowers and Miriam Reeve on their wedding day. They were married on August 2, 1902.

William H. Bowers was born on July 28, 1877 and was the eldest son of Benjamin and Samantha (Poland) Bowers. Miriam Reeve was born on December 2, 1873 to Richard and Emily (Anthony) Reeve in Sparon, England.

The young couple farmed outside of Tiffin before moving to Oklahoma. They returned to Iowa to a 200 acre farm by the Iowa River in 1917. They had four children: Maynard, E. Virgil (b. 1908), Wilma, and Esther. Another son named Leroy died in infancy.

Miriam died in February of 1953. William remarried to a woman named Minnie Todd on October 19, 1955. He died in April of 1964 (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1953; Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1964; Lovetinsky et al., p. 91).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

August 6, 1902

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Coverage

Johnson County, Iowa

Files

98.34.55.jpg

Citation

“William & Miriam (Reeve) Bowers, 1902,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed June 13, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/129.

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