|Charles Edwin Bowlsby|
Charles Edwin Bowlsby was married to Jenny May Jones on Feb. 14, 1877, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was the daughter of John and Abigail Jones, also of Lincoln.
|Jenny May Jones|
Jenny and Ed had 5 children. Clarence Edward, Daisy Violet, Jesse, Charles Franklin and Albert Leon. Of his brothers and sisters, Bert L. Bowlsby said,
“In 1951 I was told by several old timers that they were sure Clarence and his wife went back to Missouri, Jesse passed away in Eastern Oregon State Hospital in Pendleton in 1950. Charles passed away in April 1928 in Albany, California. He is buried in the Presidio in San Francisco. I made an attempt to look up Daisy in 1951. I started in Myrtle Creek and down thru to Myrtle Point. Every place I stopped people knew who Herb Thomas was (Daisy’s husband), but no one had seen them for a year or so, so I never did locate Daisy.
Charlie and I stuck pretty close together, we did mostly ranch work, around Pendleton. It is all dry land, wheat farming, or was in our time. I and my brother started work when we were about 15 years old practically all big teams, 8-10 horse-plowing, weeding and harrowing, then harvest. We were always trying to be Champion Riders at the Round-up. We always made it to the finals but never could get in the money”.
Charles Edwin and Willard Lucien Bowlsby
(Taken from a letter to Coral Cottrell from Albert Bowlsby.)
Bowlsby, Charles Franklin