Frank Gilbert Bowman was born 7 June 1878 in Defiance, Defiance, Ohio, the son of O.T. Bowman and Retta Foster Bear. They resided in Arcadia, Ohio.  NOTE: FindAGrave shows his birthdate as 17 June
Frankie Bowman had three siblings: Effie, Cora May (Helen), and William A. Bowman.  NOTE: this collection contains some errors, such as his birthplace, but it has many verifiable sources.
In 1880, the Bowman family lived on Morton Street in Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio.
Frank G. Bowman and Blanche M. Blake were married on 19 May 1897 in Hancock County, Ohio. W.W. Curl, minister of the Gospel, officiated. 
In 1900, the Bowmans lived in a rented house in Arcadia, Washington Township, Hancock, Ohio. The family included Frank G. Bowman, 23, born in June 1887 in Ohio (parents n. Ohio), a paper hanger; his wife of three years, Blanche M., 22, b. Dec. 1878, in Ohio (parents b. PA), who had had one child; their daughter, Helen R., 3, b. Aug. 1897 in Ohio. 
In 1910, the Bowman family lived in their rented house at 1002 St. Mary’s Ave., Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana. The household included Frank Bowman, 30, a paper hanger and decorator; his wife of three years, Blanche, 30, a dressmaker, who had had one child; and their daughter, May H.R., 10. All were born in Ohio. 
In 1920, they lived in a rented house in Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio. Frank G. Bowman, 41, was an interior decorator. His wife, Blanche M., 41, was a clerk in a dry goods store. They were both born in Ohio. 
In 1930, the Bowmans lived at 310 McDougal St., Fostoria, Seneca, Ohio. They owned their house, valued at $3000. Frank G. Bowman, 50, was a building contractor, and not a military veteran. His wife of 17 years, Blanche M., was 50. They both were born in Ohio, and they both could read and write. 
The Bowman home at 310 McDougal St., Fostoria, Ohio, was built in 1900. It is a three bedroom, two storey, woodframe house. 
In 1940, the Bowman family lived in a rented house in Jackson Township, Seneca, Ohio. Their rent was $10 per month. The family included Frank, 60, who had completed the eighth grade;and his wife, Blanche, 60, a department store saleslady, who worked 50 weeks in 1939, earning $780, who had completed the eighth grade. They had moved from Fostoria, Ohio within the last five years. 
Frank G. Bowman, 1878-1953, died, aged 75, in Fostoria, Hancock, Ohio. He is buried with his wife, Blanche M. (Blake), 1878-1966, at Arcadia Cemetery, Arcadia, Ohio. Among other family buried at this cemetery are Frank’s parents, paternal grandparents, two uncles, and an aunt; also, his wife’s parents, maternal grandmother, and great grandparents. 
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