I am new to the forum, my name is Heather W. Bowers. I was born in Salem, OR and grew up in Woodburn, OR. I now live in Porterdale, GA. My father was Howard Edward Bowers and he died 7 month's before I was born. His parent's were Joseph Edward BOWERS and Bertha Mae WORTHINGTON. They also passed away before I was born, my father was an only child. Joseph's birth parent's were James Hassan and Mary Lippert from Clearfield County, PA. Joseph was born 21 Sept. 1878 in Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA., he had four brothers, John, James, Frank and William Hassan. Their father James Hassan was killed in a Coal Mine accident in 1878, a few months before my Grandfather Joseph Edward Bowers was born, his birth name was Charles Augustine Hassen. Their mother Mary Lippert Hassan died shortly after given birth to my grandfather and all 5 boys were put in the St. Joseph Orphenage. I find them all listed in the Orphenage in the 1880 Census of Erie Co., PA.