Re: William Bower (Bowers)
I found a William Bowers listed in the Portsmouth Correspondent:
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"Bowers, William5 May 1899Page 8:3
Died in Harrisonville on Saturday of the previous week; 42 years old; he was injured on 14 March from a tree which had fallen on him; he leaves behind a widow with 5 children."
He could have had a son named William?
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