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Earl Elwood Bowers b. 19 Aug 1914 or 1916; d. 22 May 1992

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I posted in 2006 looking for information on a Michael Bowers who may have adopted my grandfather, Earl Elwood Bowers in Michigan. I also posted prior to that looking for any information I could find on Earl Elwood Bowers. There have been no responses so I am posting again! Earl Elwood Bowers, dob 08/19/1914 or 1916 and died 05/22/1992. He was a Corporal in the US Army Air Corp WW II. He is buried in the Sashabaw Cemetary in Clarkston, Michigan. He was living in Pontiac, MI when he died. Earl was married for a short time to Erma Guilliat and fathered three children: Elwood, Ronald, and Carol. It seems they lived around Walled Lake, MI around that time. After Erma and Earl divorced, they never had contact with him again. I am Ronald's daughter, and my cousin Paula is Elwood's daughter. We have both been searching for information on our families and have hit the wall at Earl. On a 1918 Draft Registration Card, Earl listed his parents as Vernlu Adams and Michael Bowers. I have spent hours and hours and hours and cannot find anything on any of these people. Paula has information that Earl may have been adopted by the Michael Bowers family, but again, we haven't been able to find any information whatsoever. One other tidbit: The Oakland County Michigan Court Explorer shows divorce court actions that took place between Earl E. Bowers and LaTrena J. Bowers in 1968 & 1970, so we are hypothesizing that he may have remarried to LaTrena and then divorced again. Perhaps there is someone out there from her family that knows something.

PULEEZE!!! If you think you know anything, email me at Thanks much, Tawnne


Just an idea but have you tried working forward from Jacob Job Bowers born 1755 in Virginia. He is the earliest American Bowers that I have seen and seems to have no siblings. I hope that you can find the information that you are looking for.

Good Luck
Tom Fox