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Samuel H. Bowers

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Samuel H. Bowers

Posted: 7 Mar 2003 8:45PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 9 Mar 2003 9:56AM GMT
Surnames: Bowers
“History of Huntington County, Indiana”1914 By Frank S. Bash pg.840-41

Samuel H. Bowers. Though still in his twenties, Mr. Bowers has made for himself a secure place in the business economy of Union township. He is proprietor of the Bowerstown feed mill and repair shop, located two and a half miles east of Huntington on the Ganesville Pike. His is an important local industry. The manufacture of vegetable crates is one of his most profitable products, and he also makes a specialty of the rebuilding and repairing of furniture and the manufacture of new furniture. In the repair shop he also does a great deal of work in the grinding of plow-points, and general repairing.

Samuel H. Bowers was born in Union township of Huntington county June 21, 1889, a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Gregg) Bowers. He is the youngest in a family of four children. A sister is Edith, wife of Andrew Zink, and a brother is William Bowers. The father was born in Allen county, Ohio, came with his parents to Huntington county when eight years old, was reared to manhood in Union township, and there married Miss Nancy E. Gregg. Miss Gregg was a native of Preble county, Ohio, where she was born April 27, 1859, and her parents brought her to Wabash county, Indiana. She was reared partly in Wabash and partly in Huntington county, getting a training in the district schools of both counties.

Samuel H. Bowers was reared in Union township, and when at the proper age entered the district school of his neighborhood. His training was such as is supplied by the common schools, and he early showed an inclination for practical affairs. His business apprenticeship was as a worker in the shops at the lime kilns. Five years ago he started his present business, and has developed it by the addition of special features, until he is now well on the road to prosperity. Mr. Bowers is a republican in politics, and while a public spirited citizen has done little in party affairs.

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