John Jacob Bower
M, #1866, b. 11 September 1873, d. 4 May 1933
John Jacob Bower was born on Thursday, 11 September 1873 at Chippawa, Welland Co., Ontario, Canada. John and Sarah Ann Brown, daughter of James Henry Brown and Jane Amelia Larbalestier, were married in 1910. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 1 June 1915 at River Road, Niagara, Niagara Co., New York, USA. He was enumerated as: Bower, J.J., head, white, male, age 44, born Canada, 42 years in US, citizen, boiler maker. Sarah Ann Bower, Edward John Bower, Lillian Mae Bower, Ona Marie Bower and Emma Jane Brown also appeared in the household. He appeared as head of the household on the census of 18 April 1930 at 8632 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., New York, USA. He was recorded as: Bower, John J., head, owns house worth $6000, owns a radio, male, white, age 56, married, 32 years old at first marriage, able to read and write, born Canada, both parents born Germany, speaks English, immigrated in 1876, naturalized citizen, boiler maker at a steam railroad, employed, not a veteran. Sarah Ann Bower, Edward John Bower, Lillian Mae Bower, Ona Marie Bower and Charles Henry Bower also appeared in the household. John died on Thursday, 4 May 1933 at his home, 8632 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, New York, USA, at age 59 years, 7 months and 23 days. He was buried on Saturday, 6 May 1933 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., New York, USA.