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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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R. D. BOWMAN, one of the superintendents in the Edgar Thomson Steel-works, Braddock, was born in Carbon county, Pa., in 1847, third of the nine children born to Henry and Lovina (Peters) Bowman, of Eastern Pennsylvania. The subject of this sketch received a common-school education, and was for many years engaged in the paint-manufacturing business, until entering the employ of the Edgar Thomson Steel Manufacturing company. Mr. Bowman was married in 1868 to Miss Sarah M., daughter of Rev. John G. Jones, and sister of Capt. William R. Jones, general manager of the Edgar Thomson Steel-works, and to this union one son, Lee H., has been born. Mr. Bowman is a member of the Lutheran Church, and is a republican.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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