Parents of William h bowman born 1824 Portland or Bangor Maine married Bertha a turner born 1826 maine

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Rachil Turner is shown as aunt in this census.

Rachil Turner

 in the 1880 United States Federal Census

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Name: Rachil Turner
Age: 77
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1880: Oldtown, Penobscot, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Aunt
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
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Occupation: Domestic Servant

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Household Members:
Name Age
W. H. Bowman 56
Bertha A. Bowman 54
Rachil Turner 77


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This looks like the correct man by death date and cemetery record 

Source: Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907", database with images, FamilySearch (, William H Bowman, 1906.

Name William H Bowman
Event Type Death
Event Date 21 Mar 1906
Event Place Old Town, , Maine, United States
Gender Male White Widowed
Age 81 yrs 11 mos 26 days
Birth Year (Estimated) 1825
Father's Name Henry Bowman
Mother's Name Betsey Willey

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Source: Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980, database with images, FamilySearch (, Bertha A Turner Bowman, 1885; citing Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States, Forest Hill Cemetery, Maine State Library, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,315,034

Bertha Turner Bowman: birth 1826; death 1885, buried with W H Bowman, died 1906 and son William 1857-1870.

Name Bertha A Turner Bowman
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1885
Event Place Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, United States
Birth Date 1826
Birth Year 1826
Death Date 1885
Cemetery Forest Hill



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