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VAN ALLEN, Jacob
(1754-1836)
MIDDAGH, Sara
(Abt 1765-)
LOUCKS, Jacob
Catherine
(1764-)
VAN ALLEN, Jacob
(1785-1861)
LOUCKS, Catherine
(1792-1885)

VAN ALLEN, Catherine
(1819-1905)

 

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Spouses/Children:
BOWER, John Conrad

VAN ALLEN, Catherine 3 4 5

  • Born: 7 Oct 1819, Matilda, Dundas, Ontario, Canada 3 5 6
  • Marriage: BOWER, John Conrad on 11 Jun 1839 in South Gower, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 1 2
  • Died: 29 Apr 1905, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada aged 85 7 8
  • Buried: 2 May 1905, South Gower, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 8 9

bullet   Cause of her death was old age.7

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bullet  General Notes:

Catherine's grandfather Jacob Van Allen was a United Empire Loyalist (UEL). Her father Jacob received a land grant in Matilda as a result of his father being a UEL. 10

bullet  Burial Notes:

She is buried in South Gower Cemetery, Section W, lot 24

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bullet  Facts and details for :

She lived in Osgoode, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1861-1871. 11 12

She lived in Nepean (now Ottawa), Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1874-1881. 2 13

She lived in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1891-1905. 6 14

Her death notice was published in the Ottawa Journal on 1 May 1905. It read as follows:

On Saturday afternoon, April 29th, 1905 at her late residence, East Ave., Ottawa East. Catherine Van Allen, beloved wife of J. C. Bower, in her 85th year.

A service will be conducted at the above address 7 o'clock p.m. Monday. Funeral, next morning (Tuesday), at six o'clock to Union Station. Interment will take place in South Gower cemetery.

Her obituary was published in the Ottawa Journal on 3 May 1905 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada. It read as follows:

Link with the Past is Broken

Catherine Van Allen Bower Came of the Best Blood of the Old U.E.L. Stock

In the death of Mrs. J. C. Bower, and wife of Mr. J. C. Bower, of Ottawa East, and mother of Drs. J. C. and Ira Bower, another link with historic past is broken. Mrs. Bower, whose maiden name was Catherine Van Allen, represented the best blood of the old U.E.L. stock, her grandparents having migrated to this country from Utica, N.Y. They settled along the banks of the St. Lawrence river, where in the year 1819, the same year as Queen Victoria, Mrs. Bower was born, in the township of Matilda, near Iroquois. Sixty-seven years ago she married Mr. Bower, and shortly after removed to Osgoode, where the greater part of her active life was spent.

Four sons and four daughters were born to them in the old home on the farm, of whom, three sons and one daughter live to bless the memory of a devoted mother, wise counsellor and loving friend. The daughter, Miss Sarah Bower, resides with her father, whilst the oldest son is a prosperous farmer, near the old home in Osgoode.

For the past thirty years Mr. and Mrs. Bower resided in Ottawa, and by their kindness, hospitality and sterling integrity have won for themselves a large place in the esteem of the community. To very few is it given to celebrate silver wedding, golden wedding and diamond jubilee wedding, but this privilege fell to this honored couple.

The funeral service was conducted at the house on Monday evening last by Rev. A. A. Radley, pastor of Billings' Bridge Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Bower was a devoted and consistent member. The sermon was based upon the text "The righteous hath hope in his death," the words being peculiarly appropriate to the character of the deceased lady. Rev. James Lawson, a former pastor, was present and assisted in the service.

The remains were taken to the old South Gower cemetery for interment by the early train yesterday morning, being accompanied by the three sons, Mr. Huntington (a nephew) and Rev. A. A. Radley. Much sympathy will be felt for the bereaved husband and family and for Mrs. Bower's sister, Mrs. Stanforth, who still lingers on at the great age of ninety-one. 15


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Catherine married John Conrad BOWER, son of William BOWER and Elizabeth SCHWERDFEGER, on 11 Jun 1839 in South Gower, Grenville, Ontario, Canada.1 2 (John Conrad BOWER was born on 27 Apr 1820 in Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada 4 6 16, baptized on 2 May 1820 in Williamsburg, Dundas, Ontario, Canada,16 died on 9 Apr 1907 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 17 18 and was buried on 12 Apr 1907 in South Gower, Grenville, Ontario, Canada 18 19.). The cause of his death was old age.7


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Sources


1 "Sudden Death of Mr. J. C. Bower," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 10 Apr 1907, p. 1.

2 "Married for 60 Years," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 12 Jun 1899, p. 7, col. 1.

3 Van Allen Family Bible, ( n.p., n.d.), privately held by Bob and Anne Bower, Toronto, ON, . Birth of Catherine Van Allen.

4 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, district 108, sub-district A, Nepean, p. 158, dwelling 732; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1881 - Ontario.

5 Collection of Hymns ( n.p., 1876), back pages; privately held by Lynne Bower Hendershot.

6 1901 census of Canada, Ontario, district 52, sub-district G, Ottawa, p. 14, dwelling 131, family 136; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1901 - Ontario.

7 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database, Mrs. J. C. Bower; 1905 Carleton.

8 "Catherine Van Allen Bower," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 1 May 1905, p. 12, col. Died.

9 South Gower Cemetery (South Gower, Grenville, Ontario, Canada), Catherine Van Allen monumental inscription, Section W, lot 24.

10 William D. Reid, The Loyalists in Ontario (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co. Ltd., 1973), 321.

11 1861 census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, Ontario, Osgoode Township, district 4, p. 32; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1861 - Ontario.

12 1871 census of Canada, Ontario, district 76 Russell, sub-district G, Osgoode Township, p. 16, dwelling 51, family 51; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry.com, Census - Canada - 1871 - Ontario.

13 1881 census of Canada, Ontario, district 108 Carleton, sub-district A, Nepean Township, p. 158, dwelling 731, family 732; RG 31; digital images, Ancestry, Census - Canada - 1881 - Ontario.

14 "Census of Canada - 1891," database, Census - Canada - 1891, John C. Bower and family; Province: Ontario
District Number: 55
District: Carleton
Subdistrict: Ottawa East
Archive Roll #: T-6330

15 "Obituary of Catherine Van Allen Bower," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 3 May 1905, p. 7, col. 4.

16 (Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada), Baptism of John Conrad Bower; LAC M-1496, item Liber A - Page 114.

17 "Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947," database, John Conrad Bower - Registration number 009318.

18 "Sudden Death of Mr. J. C. Bower," (Ottawa)The Ottawa Journal, 10 Apr 1907, p. 1 and 11, col. Deaths.

19 South Gower Cemetery (South Gower, Grenville, Ontario, Canada), John Conrad Bower monumental inscription, Section W, lot 24.