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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


C. E. BOWER, superintendent of the W. & W. Railroad, was born in Fredericktown, Washington County, Penn., April 11, 1849.  He is a son of Charles W. and Charlotte (Hook) Bower, natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent.  His father was a steam engineer, and died in Waynesburg in 1885.  The subject of our sketch was reared in Waynesburg, where he attended the college.  During the war he and his father were engineers on a United States steamer in the Government service on the Tennessee River.  At the close of the war C. E. went into the oil business in Dunkard Township.  He subsequently engaged in the iron business at Waynesburg, where he still owns one-half interest in the foundry.  In 1872 Mr. Bower was united in marriage with Miss Josephine, daughter of Godfrey Gordon, and they are the parents of two children—Gerome and Oliver.  He has been superintendent of the W. & W. R. R. since 1881.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania
Samuel P. Bates
Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles
The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –
Date of Transcription: 11 November 2008
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