Eugene Henry Bowers1

#334, (17 August 1900 - 12 January 1977)
Father*Steven D Bowers2 (1870 - 1944)
Mother*Emma F Purcell2 (1872 - 1968)


Edna May Bridges b. 1903, d. 1982
Children 1.____ Bowers13 (1924 - 1924)
 2.Priscilla Frances Bowers+ (1931 - 2008)
Eugene Henry Bowers was also known as Eugene Harry.2 
Birth*17 August 1900He was born on 17 August 1900 at IllinoisG.3 
4 May 1910He appeared on the census of 4 May 1910 in the household of Emma F Purcell and Steven D Bowers at Barry, Pike Co., IllinoisG, as Harry Eugene, age 10, b. IL.4 
12 September 1918He registered for the military draft on 12 September 1918, res. At Y.M.C.A., Burlington, Des Moines Co., IowaG.1 
13 January 1920He appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 in the household of Steven D Bowers and Emma F Purcell at 1117 Vine Street, Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG, age 19, b. IL, theater operator.5 
Marriage*30 June 1923He married Edna May Bridges, daughter of Sherman T Bridges and Priscilla Addie Tremper, on 30 June 1923 at Quincy, Adams Co., IllinoisG.6,7 
1926He and Edna May Bridges lived in 1926 at 536 College Avenue, Quincy, Illinois.8 
21 April 1930He and Edna May Bridges appeared on the census of 21 April 1930 at 11307 Watt Avenue, Chicago, Cook Co., IllinoisG.9 
13 April 1940He and Edna May Bridges appeared on the census of 13 April 1940 at 860 Perry Street, Barry, Pike Co., IllinoisG.10 
1974He and Edna May Bridges lived in 1974 at 1870 Capitol Street SE, Salem, Oregon.11,12 
He lived at 601 Old Orchard, Excelsior Springs, Missouri.11 
Death*12 January 1977He died on 12 January 1977 at age 76.3 
Burial*circa 15 January 1977He was buried circa 15 January 1977 at Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay Co., MissouriG.3 


  1. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online or Order no. A1673, Ser. No. 2694, Local Board Burlington, 12 Sep 1918. Eugene Henry Bowers, age 18, b. 17 Aug 1900, res. YMCA, Burlington, Des Moines Co. IA, motion picture apparatus operator, Palace Theater, N. 3rd St, Burlington; contact mother Emma Bowers, PO Box 174, Barry, Pike Co. IL.
  2. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S1628], online, Shared ground marker. Bower; mother Edna May, 8 May 1903, 6 Nov 1982; father Eugene Henry, 17 Aug 1900, 12 Jan 1977. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Clay Co. MO, plot New Hope, Block 138, Lot 3, Space 1. Memorials 34935861 and 34935855, by Gurunccr [later Member #47019839], photo added by Member #47019839.
  4. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. S D (40), b. IL, father b. IA, mother b. VA, grocery retail market; Emma F (38), b. and parents b. IL, 2 children, 1 living; marr. 13 yrs.
  5. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. S D (50), b. and parents b. IL, laborer; Emma (48), b. and parents b. IL.
  6. [S1110] Illinois County Marriages 1810–1934/1940, online, Eugene H Bowers and Edna May Bridges, marr. Adams Co. 1923; ref. 27159.
  7. [S2025] The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, Indiana. Online
  8. [S249] W.H. Hoffman's City Directory (n.p.: Hoffman City Directories, annual), Quincy IL 1926-1927, p. 139. Eugene (sales, Smith Drug) and Edna Bowers, res. 536 College Avenue (with Sherman and Walter Lee Bridges).
  9. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. Eugene H (29), b. and parents b. IL, Pullman conductor; Edna M (26), b. and parents b. IN, marr. age 20.
  10. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. Eugene (39), b. IL, electrician; Edna (36), b. IN; same house in 1935.
  11. [S9] Interview with DFH (Pennsylvania). MCL Collection (Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio), from Mom.
  12. [S248] Polk's City Directory R. L. Polk & Co., Salem OR 1974, p. 75. Eug. H, retired, and Edna Bowers, res. 1870 Capitol St. SE.
  13. [S196] Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths 1916-1947, online infant Bowers, dau. of Eugene H Bowers (b. Berry IL) and Edna Mae Bridges (b. Lockport IN), b. Quincy IL 20 Apr 1924, d. Quincy IL 26 Apr 924; bur. Berry IL 27 Apr 1924.