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Subject:Re: Mary (Mollie) L. Brower Boswell obit. 1941
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California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Mary Louella Boswell
Name: Mary Louella Boswell
[Mary Louella Gray]
Social Security #: 0
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 13 Apr 1868
Birthplace: Missouri
Death Date: 26 Feb 1941
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Jamerson
Father's Surname: Gray

Groom's Name: Harris A. Boswell
Groom's Birth Date: 1884
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 30
Bride's Name: Emma Boyer
Bride's Birth Date: 1883
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 31
Marriage Date: 18 Feb 1914
Marriage Place: Price, Carbon, Utah
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M73407-1
System Origin: Utah-EASy
Source Film Number: 484624
Reference Number: Bk 4 P 9

Name: Harris Alphansa Boswell
Event: Military
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: San Diego, San Diego, California
Residence: San Diego, San Diego, California
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 30 May 1883
Film Number: 2416477
Digital Folder Number: 4669177
Image Number: 01892
next of kin Emma Wagoner

In 1900 Harris was in Bosque, TX and in 1910 he was in Clovis, Curry, NM.

1930 census, Weld, Yuma, Colorado

Harry Brower 72 IA f OH m OH
Mary L Brower 61 MO f IN m TN

1920 census, Weld, Yuma, Colorado
Gerry Brower 63
Mary L Brower 51
Elbridge E Brower 64
Delila J Brower 68

WWI Draft Reg Card, Delta, CO
John Marion Brower 10/2/1896 born Gunnison, CO father's birthplace not known Canada
next of kin Mrs. S. D. Kellogg

1910 census, Delta Ward 2, Delta, Colorado
George Brower 48 m 22 yrs CAN f GER m ENG imm 1872?
Mary L Brower 42 2 ch 1 liv MO f IN m MO
J Marion Brower 13

1900 census, Surface Creek, Delta, Colorado

George W Brower 38 CAN ENG f CAN ENG m CAN ENG imm 1875
Mary L Brower 32 MO f IN m MO
John M Brower 3 CO

The Brower family was in Delta CO on the 1885 Colorado State Census.
Brower George W. 1862-1934 son of John and Matilda
Brower John Allen 3/8/1823-2/24/1907

BROWER, William J., b 1868; 1905 Bio, Delta County, Colorado


Donated September 11, 2001

Transcribed by Judy Crook <> from the book:

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

Published 1905, A.W. Bowen & Co., Chicago, Ill.


William J. Brower

       William J. Brower is actively and profitably engaged in ranching and raising

stock on a good ranch of two hundred acres one mile and a half west of Cory,

Delta county. He was born in Canada on September 2, 1868, and is the son of

John and Matilda (Lapham) Brower, the former born in the province of New

Brunswick, Canada, on March 8, 1824, and the latter in Canada on April 23, 1835.

During the whole of his mature life the father has been a farmer. He lived in

Canada until 1874, then came to Colorado and located in Wet valley where he took

up a homestead which he improved and on which he engaged in general ranching and

raising stock until 1882. Selling it then, he moved to Delta county and

pre-empted land on a part of which he is now living, having sold eighty acres of

the tract to his son William. He has a good five-acre orchard and the rest of

the land is in alfalfa and general farm products. The mother is also living.

They have had six children, one of whom is dead. The other five have homes in

Colorado. William remained with his parents until he was twenty-two, then

having a fair common-school education and being well prepared for a career of

usefulness by his training on the home farm, he started out for himself

freighting and packing about the mountains near Silverton. He pushed his

business in this line during the summers and wintered his teams on his father's

ranch until 1900, when owing to the advanced age of his parents he took charge

of the ranch and has since conducted its operation. In 1898 he bought eighty

acres of his father's place and since then he has been improving and cultivating

the whole tract of two hundred acres as well as looking after his father's land.

His principal crop is hay and he has a good herd of cattle. On January 1, 1903,

he was married to Miss Cora Samuel, who was born in Missouri in April, 1877, and

is the daughter of William and Virginia (Ballengee) Samuel, life-long residents

of that state. They had seven children, six of whom are living and three are

residents of Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Brower have one daughter, Rose Eugenia.

Mr. Brower is earnestly interested in the fraternal life of the community as a

member of the Masonic order, is in its political affairs as a Republican, and in

its general advancement and improvement as a public-spirited and energetic

citizen. By the people around him he is held in high esteem, and his influence

among them is always felt in behalf of every commendable undertaking.