Charles Bow was the son of Philip and Adelaide Louise (Davis) Bow and was born April 15, 1863 in Zilwaukee, Michigan. He married Eva F. Roderick Hubbard on April 15, 1888 in Kochville, Saginaw County, Michigan. Eva was born June 26, 1870 in New York. Charles and Eva owned and operated a 40 acre farm in Section 21 on Lakefield Road. Their neighbors were John Kissane, Mike Kissane and Ed Miller.
Charles was elected as Lakefield Township Constable on April 3, 1893. Also, he served as Justice of the Peace Full Term starting April 2, 1894. Charles was also elected as Lakefield Township Highway Commissioner for two terms on April 5, 1897 and April 4, 1898.
Charles and Eva's children and spouses were:
Perl Charles Bow was born July 3/6, 1888/1889 and married Catherine (Cassie) E. McCormick on July 11, 1917 in Saginaw County, Michigan
James Corbett Bow was born September, 1892 married Zella. In 1922, they moved to Canada and James died in 1968 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Edith May Bow was born October 13, 1894
Ray Augustin Bow was born December 1, 1896/1897 and married Lavina Matilda McCormick on August 28, 1924 in Allen County, Indiana. He later married Nora Brady
Maud Helen Bow was born September 1899
Bernice Bow was born in1905
The entire family moved to Jonesfield Township according to the 1910 Census.
Charles passed away December 2, 1934/1935 and Eva on June 16, 1954; they are both buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan
SOURCES: Township Records, 1910 Census, World War I Registration, Social Security Death Index, Marriage Licenses, Obituaries, other Census Data, Wilbur (Bill) Bow and Kathleen Bow Conklin.
Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris; Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell, sitting on the wood pile. Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman. photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.
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