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Welcome to the Bowe Family Page!
Updated: 06 May 2012
If you have information (births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, photographs, diaries, etc.) of the Bowe and related families please contact Jim Adams for inclusion on this page.
Connection to the Adams family: 
Katelyn's Ancestry Project at (You will need a subscription to view)
The Bowe Family at Family Tree Maker (researching: Adams, Anstiss, Bates, Black, Bowe, Duffy, Glew, Kesler, La Fontaine, Lilley, Mikesell, Wendell, Wenks, Powell, Pratchmer, Sund, et. al.)
John W. Bowe Obituary
(Sentinel - Thursday, Jan. 5, 1995
  Services will be Friday for John W. Bowe, who died Tuesday at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz after a six-month illness. He was 76.
  A native of New York, N.Y., Mr. Bowe was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He moved to Santa Cruz in 1943 and had lived in the same Seabright area home since 1946.
  He and his wife spent much of their time sitting on their front porch, hence Mr. Bowe was dubbed the unofficial "mayor of Seabright" his family said.
  He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and a life member and past commander of the Santa Criuz Disabled American Veterans no. 52.
  Mr. Bowe was also a member of the Eagles Lodge no. 460 and the Santa Cruz Lawn Bowling Club.
  He was an avid sports fan, lawn bowler, and recycling advocate.
  He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marie Bowe of Sant Cruz; his sons, Gary Bowe of Gilroy, Michael Bowe of Oregon, and U.S. Air Force Capt. James Bowe of Florida; his daughters, Marie Fisher of San Diego and Regina Whitman and Louise Bowe, both of New York; his sisters, Dorothy Holland of Kentucky, and Emma Scarmato and Ethel Mullen, both of New Jersey; 17 grandchildren; eight great-children; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by tow brothers and five sisters.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Norman's Family Chapel, 3620 Soquel Drive, Soquel. A private committal at sea will be later.
  Contributions are preferred to the Dads Club of Santa Cruz High School.
(NOTE: He was married to Marie Clarice Anstiss, daughter of Frank Bates & Marie Josephine (Wenks) Anstiss.