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BOWER, John Conrad
(1820-1907)
VAN ALLEN, Catherine
(1819-1905)
FENNELL, Thomas Cole
(1824-1901)
ROSE, Judith
(1823-1905)
BOWER, Albert Howard
(1846-1927)
FENNELL, Annie Maria
(1856-1930)

BOWER, Ira Milton
(1889-1979)

 

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Spouses/Children:
MELVIN, Bessie

BOWER, Ira Milton 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 25 Sep 1889, Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage: MELVIN, Bessie on 8 Oct 1919 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1 2 3
  • Died: 10 Nov 1979, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada aged 90 4
  • Buried: 13 Nov 1979, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 9

bullet   Another name for Ira was Milton.10

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bullet  Facts and details for Ira Milton Bower:

He worked as an owner of Bower Construction Ltd in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada.

He lived in Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1891-1901. 11 12

He worked as a carpenter in 1911 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 6 Based on census employment data, he worked 60 hours/week and earned about $0.35/hour.

He lived at 370 Edmonton St. in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1911. 6 Ira and his brother Wilbert were lodgers at the house of Flora MacDonald.

He worked as a clerk in 1919 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 2

He lived at 514 Dominion Street in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1919. 2

He lived at 470 Stiles St. in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1921-1922. 13 14 He is listed as the owner of the house and with his cousin John Conrad Van Allen Bower and his family are renting part of the house.



He lived at 109 Ossington Ave. in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1925-1969. 15 16 17 18 19 20

He lived at 810 Canterbury Ave. Apt 303 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1969-1974. 21 22

He lived at 2374 Carling Avenue in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1974-1979.

His obituary was published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12 Nov 1979 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. It read as follows:

In hospital on Saturday, November 10, 1979, Ira Milton Bower, age 90 years; beloved husband of Bessie Melvin. Dear father of Mrs. Charles Hall (Norma) of Sunnyvale California, and Harry of Ottawa. Grandfather of Richard and Barry Hall, and Wayne and Bruce Bower. Friends may call at Hulse and Playfair, Central Chapel, 315 McLeod Street, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Service on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment Capital Memorial Gardens.

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He was buried at the Capital Memorial Gardens in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada on 13 Nov 1979. He is buried in the Garden of Atonement and Restoration, lot 254, grave A-1.


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Ira married Bessie MELVIN, daughter of David MELVIN Jr. and Zillah M. SHARP, on 8 Oct 1919 in Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.1 2 3 (Bessie MELVIN was born on 24 Sep 1887 in Winchester, Dundas, Ontario, Canada,1 3 4 23 24 25 26 died on 4 Feb 1982 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 4 9 and was buried on 8 Feb 1982 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 9.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

They were married at the Methodist Church at 538 Greenwood Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba by Robert G. Pritchard. The witnesses were Carl and Wynona Melvin and the guests included Jacob and Alice Van Allen and their daughter Kathleen. 2

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Sources


1 Holy Bible ( n.p., n.d.), New Testament - page 281-1; privately held by Wayne Bower, Kingston, ON, . Ira M Bower family page.

2 Province of Manitoba, "Manitoba Vital Statistics - Marriages," database(accessed 1 Aug 2007), Marriage of Ira Bower and Bessie Melvin; Registration Number: 1919-057108.

3 Mahlon W. Beach, Beach in Canada - A Pictorial Genealogy (Stratford, Ontario: The Beacon Herald Fine Printing Division, December 1978), 515.

4 Ken and Emilia Annable, The Annable Family in Canada, Page 24.

5 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database, Ira Milton Bower.

6 1911 census of Canada, Manitoba, district 25, Winnipeg, p. 7, dwelling 33, family 68; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1911 - Manitoba.

7 Ontario Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth 89-05-006261 (1889), Ira Milton Bower; Toronto.

8 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 112, sub-district 3, Osgoode, p. 1, dwelling 8, family 8; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario.

9 Obituary.

10 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891, Albert Bower and family; Province: Ontario
District Number: 115
District: Russell
Subdistrict: Osgoode

11 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891(accessed 7 Jun 2010), Albert Bower and family; District: 115 - Russell, Subdistrict: Osgoode.

12 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 112 Russell, sub-district G, Osgoode Township, p. 1, dwelling 8, family 8; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario.

13 1921 census of Canada, Manitoba, district 40, sub-district 23, Winnipeg, p. 9, dwelling 93, family 98; RG 31; digital images.

14 Henderson's Winnipeg directory, 1922 : embracing the area of greater Winnipeg, covering the city proper, Elmwood, St. Boniface 476; digital imagesaccessed 16 Mar 2014.

15 Canada vol. 1039: 2, Ira Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Carleton > 1949 > 223," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 3 Oct 2012).

16 Canada, Ira and Mrs. Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa West > 1940 > 392," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

17 Canada, Ira and Mrs. Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa West > 1945 > 469," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

18 Canada, I. M. and Bessie Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa Centre > 1968 > 415," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

19 Canada, Ira M and Bessie Bower, and Laura Scharfe; digital images, "Ontario > Carleton > 1962 > 637," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

20 Canada, Ira M and Bessie Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Carleton > 1965 > 904," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

21 Canada, Ira and Bessie Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa-Carleton > 1972 > 613," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

22 Canada, Ira M. Bower; digital images, "Ontario > Ottawa-Carleton > 1974 > 611," Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980(accessed 28 Oct 2012).

23 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database, Bessie Melvin.

24 "Ontario Birth Records 1869-1913," database, Bessie Melvin; Dundas 1893.

25 1911 census of Canada, Ontario, district 63, sub-district 4, Winchester, p. 11, dwelling 100, family 101; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1911 - Ontario.

26 Ontario Vital Statistics, Certificate of Birth 89-05-232351 (1887), Bessie Melvin; Toronto.