The Bowles Family of Nephi

Bowles Family1a*Abt. 1907, taken on farm located 5½ miles northwest of Nephi, Utah

From L to R: 1. Child #8 – Lilly Fern… she married Elgin Garrett, 2. Mother – Mary Ann Viola Johnson Bowles, 3. Grandmother – Emma James Johnson… Viola’s mother, 4. Child #6 – Delpha… she married Clyde Gowers, 5. Child #1 – Emma “Sussie” Susannah… she married Elias Worwood, 6. Child #4 – Leo… he married Bertha Leah Bowers, 7. Grandmother – Susannah Washburn Bowles… William’s mother, 8. Unknown adopted daughter of Susannah & Thomas… too young to be Mary Jane Johnson, 9. Child #5 – LaVern… he married Lettie Garrett, 10. Father – William Abraham Bowles (on machine), 11. Child #3 – Flossie… she married Richard Sudweeks, 12. Grandfather – Thomas Bowles… William’s father, and 13. Child #7 – Carl James (on horse)… he married Edna Boswell

Absent: Child #2 – William Alvin… probably on his mission to New Zealand

Bowles Family2b*Same day, same family members, some have changed clothes

From L to R: 1. Child #4 – Leo… my great-grandfather, 2. Mother – Mary Ann Viola Johnson Bowles, 3. Father – William Abraham Bowles, 4. Child #8 – Lilly Fern… standing in front at left, 5. Child #3 – Flossie… seated on ground at left, 6. Child #5 – LaVern… standing in back in middle, 7. Unknown adopted daughter… standing in front at right, 8. Grandmother – Emma James Johnson… chair on left, 9. Child #6 – Delpha… seated on ground at right, 10. Child #1 – Sussie… laying in front at right, 11. Grandmother – Susanna Washburn Bowles… chair in middle, 12. Child #7 – Carl James… standing in back at right, 13. Grandfather – Thomas Bowles… chair at right

Bowles, Leo-WilliamAbe-Alvin2*This picture appears to be taken a few years later, working on the farm

Leo Bowles – William Abraham Bowles – William Alvin Bowles

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Staci Wray
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 00:39:11

    Hi, I found your blog tonight and have enjoyed reading about our common ancestors, the Bowles Family! I am a descendant Thomas and Susannah Bowles through their son Thomas Edward Bowles. I would love to chat sometime about our family! I was so excited to see the photos that you have of Thomas and Susannah Bowles. Could you email me a copy of those beautiful photos? I stopped by the cemetery last week in Nephi and paid a visit to their headstones. I am so proud to be a descendant of these wonderful pioneers! My email is, my name is Staci Wray. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos!


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