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Bowen births in Canada.

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Nala

Nala Report 21 Apr 2013 08:49

Charles Oliver Bowen (b.1890 Worcestershire.)and his wife Ethel Jane nee Bushnell (b.1890-Worcester.) married in Worcestershire in 1913 and weeks later they sailed to Canada.
Charles then fought in WW1.

I would like help finding out if they had any children please,

They settled at first in Regina, Sask and later moved to BC eg Fort Langley and Murrayville. Any help would be appreciated.

Nala. :-)

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Apr 2013 09:30

Have you tried googling Canadian BMD?

Margee

Margee Report 21 Apr 2013 10:29

Chrles & Ethel's deaths are on this site:

http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:06

Name: Charles O Bowen
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1891
Gender: Male
Age: 0
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Areley Kings, Worcestershire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Martley
Sub-District: Witley
Ecclesiastical Parish: Areley Kings
Parish: Areley Kings
County: Worcestershire

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:07

Name: Ethel Jane Bushnell
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Upton On Severn
Sub-District: Malvern
Parish: Great Malvern
County: Worcestershire

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:07

Name: Ethel J Bushnell
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 31 Mar 1901
Gender: Female
Age: 10
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Upton On Severn
Sub-District: Malvern
Ecclesiastical Parish: Holy Trinity
Civil Parish: Great Malvern
District/Parish/County: Worcestershire

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:08

Name: Ethel Jane Bowen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 17 Oct 1981
Event Place: Fort Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Gender: Female
Age: 90
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: 06 Nov 1890
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcester England
Father's Name: William Buschnell
Mother's Name: Sarah Wootton
Spouse's Name: Charles Oliver Bowen
Tribe or Clan:
Affiliate Film Number: B13615
GS Film number: 2051597
Digital Folder Number: 004479416
Image Number: 01500
Registration Number: 81 09 017256

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:09

Name: Charles Oliver Bowen
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 05 Dec 1979
Event Place: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 89
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 01 Nov 1890
Birthplace: , England
Father's Name: Leonard Bowen
Mother's Name: Eliza Beamen
Spouse's Name: Ethel Jane Bushnell
Tribe or Clan:
Affiliate Film Number: B13600
GS Film number: 2051384
Digital Folder Number: 004479401
Image Number: 02418
Registration Number: 79 09 019867

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 11:22

connected?

Name: June Cherie Proudlock
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 12 Apr 1932
Event Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Gender: Female
Age: 2
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 06 Jun 1929
Birthplace: , British Columbia
Father's Name: Thomas Proudlock
Mother's Name: Marjorie Bowen
Spouse's Name:
Tribe or Clan:
Affiliate Film Number: B13145
GS Film number: 1952656
Digital Folder Number: 004437655
Image Number: 01243
Registration Number: 42242

Margee

Margee Report 21 Apr 2013 13:04

Their arrival in Canada, He's with wife Ethel, 22. Curiously I think it says that he's heading to Toronto, Ontario and she's going to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
about Charles Bowen Name: Charles Bowen
Gender: Male
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Date of Arrival: 22 Mar 1913
Vessel: Virginian
Search Ship Database: View the 'Virginian' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Roll: T-4747


AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Apr 2013 13:30

perhaps they were sussing out the place they liked best? they did end up together

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Apr 2013 13:33

It is odd Margee, but it does indeed say that. On the line for Ethel it has faintly written "see letter on file".

Charles was a smith but intended occupation has been stamped as farm labourer.

Perhaps she was going to visit relatives while he was off to work?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 21 Apr 2013 13:35

Canada, Soldiers of the First World War, 1914-1918

Name: Charles Oliver Bowen
Birth Date: 1 Nov 1890
Birth Location: Stowrport Worcester England
Relative: Ethel Bowen - wife
Regiment Number: 3300

He'd previously had service in the 2nd Brigade South Midland RFA as a corporal farrier.

His religion is given as Salvation Army.

alviegal

alviegal Report 21 Apr 2013 17:41

68 Batalion is written in 'Place or Domicile.'

1916 Canada Census of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta about Charles Bowen
Name: Charles Bowen
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 25
Est. Birth Year: 1891
Birthplace: England
Year of Immigration: 1913
Home in 1916: 03O, Regina, Saskatchewan
Address: Army, 193, 8, Halifax
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Relation to Head of Household: Self
Sub District Desc.: (A-P) inclusive, city of Regina
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles Bowen 25
Robert Corbin 36

Name: Ethel Bowen
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 25
Est. Birth Year: 1891
Birthplace: England
Year of Immigration: 1913
Home in 1916: 03O, Regina, Saskatchewan
Address: Army, 193, 8, Halifax
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Sub District Desc.: (A-P) inclusive, city of Regina
Household Members:
Name Age
Ethel Bowen 25

mgnv

mgnv Report 21 Apr 2013 18:48

Their d.certs are available via:
http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/KeywordGenealogy
Charles's informant is his son, and Ethel's is her daur.

A search at: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/census/1916/Pages/1916.aspx gets
http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/006003/t-21943/pdf/31228_4363972-00642.pdf
[addy=1938 Halifax, Chas col 4=O - comment is Army service ??? - the "O"=Overseas]

A search at:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php
gets his 21/7/1915 attestation papers - he's assigned to the 3rd Division Train - the unit responsible for bringing supplies to the 3rd Div.
It looks like he got a medical discharge 16/4/1918. His full service record isn't online yet.

Births in SK are closed for 100y, births in BC after 1903 are closed for 120y.

His son only gives initials, but there is a guy in Vancouver with no addy listed who has a name that an evangelical minister of the gospel might give his son - see:
http://phonebook.mytelus.com/Home

Nala

Nala Report 22 Apr 2013 08:37


Thank you to everyone for the amazing things you have all found out for me.

Sorry i am late replying back.

In the past i used to be notified by email of findings.
Perhaps this has been stopped or there is a button i need to click.

Regards from Nala. :-)

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Apr 2013 10:22

Nala - as far as we are aware, the notification button doesn't work.

Although in this instance people have been able to work from the information you gave, sometimes they pose questions that only you can answer.

If it's at all possible, it's much better to stay at your computer for at least 30 minutes after posting. Use the F5 to refresh, or look at some other thread for a few minutes before returnng to your own.

If you know you won't be able to, then just add that you hope to be back in x minutes/in the evening or what ever :-)

Nala

Nala Report 22 Apr 2013 11:05

Thanks for your advice.

Nala.