Womer Cemetery ~ Ernest Reno Bowman ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Bowman, Ernest Reno
LAST: Bowman FIRST: Ernest MID: Reno
BORN: 3 Jan 1927 DIED: 25 Nov 1989 BURIED:  (Womer Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Bayview, Lincoln Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Corvallis, Benton Co, Oregon

Name of Father: Valentine Bowman

Maiden Name of Mother: Mattie Pierce

Parents are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Corvallis

1930 OR CENSUS – Ernest Bowman (3y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents Tine (41y, b Kentucky, married at age 28y, occupation farmer) and Mattie (36y, b Kentucky, married at age 23y) and 3 brothers, Claude (11y, b Kentucky), Clarence (9y, b Kentucky) and Shelby (5y, b Oregon)

1940 OR CENSUS – Ernest Bowman (13y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents Tine (51y, b Kentucky, occupation laborer) and Mattie (46y, b Kentucky) and 3 brothers, Claude (22y, b Kentucky, occupation laborer), Clarence (19y, b Kentucky, occupation laborer) and Shelby (15y, b Oregon); family was living in rural DeKalb co, Missouri in 1935

MARRIAGE – Ernest Bowman & Helen Birchell md 1 July 1949, Polk co, Oregon


Ernest Reno Bowman, Jan 3, 1927-Nov 25, 1989

Philomath – Ernest Reno Bowman, 62, died Saturday in Corvallis. He was born in Bayview, Ore, and moved to Missouri. He returned to Oregon when he was 6 and attended schools in Blodgett and Corvallis. He was in the Army from 1945 until 1946. He married Helen L. Birchell on July 1, 1949 in Dallas. He was a security officer at Oregon State University for more than 20 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Faith Worship Center. He enjoyed fishing, camping and playing the guitar. Survivors include his wife; son, Dennis of Philomath; daughters, Jeannie Bowman of Corvallis, and Judy Gerding of Chantilly, Va; and brothers, Clarence of Dallas, and Shelby of Philomath. Memorial services will begin at 2 pm Wednesday in McHenry mortuary, Corvallis. Interment will be in Womer Cemetery, Pedee. Contributions may be made to the Oregon heart Association in care of the mortuary.

Statesman Journal, November 28, 1989


Ernest R. Bowman

Cpl  US Army

World War II

Jan 3 1927   Nov 25 1989



1930 OR CENSUS (Lincoln co, Toledo, ED 31, sheet 2A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Salt Creek, ED 27-40, sheet 4A)

Oregon Marriage Index

SJ, 28 Nov 1989