Russell Bowers
of Delaware County, Indiana

RUSSELL BOWERS, a prominent young farmer of Salem Township, is a native of Delaware county, Ind., and son of Jacob and Rebecca (Sharp) Bowers. He was born in the township of Salem June 7, 1867, and grew to manhood on the farm, attending in the meantime the public schools, in which he acquired a fair knowledge of the English branches. Subsequently, he took a full business course in a commercial college at Dayton, Ohio, from which he graduated, and shortly thereafter spent two years in the west, in the states of Missouri and Nebraska. Returning to Delaware county, he resumed farming, and has ever since carried on the pursuit of agriculture with success financial profit.

Mr. Bowers is yet a young man and his life just in its prime. From early boyhood it has been marked by industry and economy, and by honest toil he has accumulated a comfortable estate. He has a cozy home, consisting of forty-six acres of fertile and well tilled land, and among his fellow citizens he is recognized as an upright and honorable man, possessing the esteem and confidence of all who know him.

Mr. Bowers was married January 31, 1889, to Lucinda J. Runyan, daughter of Noah and Lydia Runyan, and one child, Leonard Bowers, has come to brighten their home. The parents of Mrs. Bowers moved from Henry to Delaware county in 1881, and purchased a farm in Salem township. Their children were three in number: Emma and Ida, twins, and Lucina.

Source: A Portrait and Biographical Record of Delaware County, Indiana. Chicago: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1894

 

Submitted by Lois Teel Bowers [25Dec99]