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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Charles E. Bowe, an extensive stock-raiser and the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of fine farm land in Cream Ridge township, was born in Denison, Texas, December 1, 1872. He is a son of James and Lizzie (Cox) Bowe, the former a farmer who passed away in 1873 and is buried in Pottsboro, that state. His wife survived him four years, dying in 1877, and she is laid to rest beside her husband. In their family were three children, William Henry, Charles E., and Mrs. Meta Purdue.
Charles E. Bowe attended public school in Texas, but came to this section of Livingston county in 1885. He and his brother, left orphans at an early age, were obliged to earn their own livelihood by herding cattle and consequently their education was but meager. They inherited a farm and operated it together for some time, Mr. Bowe of this review finally selling out his interest and purchasing his present tract. He has made extensive improvements upon the place and in addition to general farming engages in cattle raising, in which he has proven very successful.
At Chillicothe, February 25, 1893, Mr. Bowe was united in marriage to Miss Mary Jacobs, a daughter of Peter and Anna Jacobs, the former a pioneer in Livingston county. He died in 1910, at the age of sixty-four, and is buried in the Rickett cemetery. He was one of the most widely known and popular men in this vicinity and was besides entitled to honor and esteem as a veteran of the Civil war. His wife survives him and resides upon the homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Bows are the parents of six children: James, who is assisting his father; Lizzie, at home; and Cora, William, Edward and Flora, all of whom are attending school.
Mr. Bowe gives his political allegiance to the republican party, and is affiliated with the Anti-Horse Thief Association. He has won a substantial position among the progressive farmers and stock-raisers of this section and his success is the more creditable because it has come to him by reason of his own energy and efforts, and his honorable methods have won for him also the warm regard of an extensive circle of friends.