Friday, May 14, 2010

Casey P. Bowen Jr. 1858 - 1942

Cacey Jr with Avilla Susanah Boothe and their children.
Casey Potter Bowen, Jr. was the son of Casey Potter Bowen (Sr.) & Eleanor McGarey. I found the both Caseys' photos in an excerpt from a book "Utah Pioneers and Prominent Men." The book says of the elder Casey: Cacey Potter Bowen, Born Dec. 18, 1830, Bennington County, Vt. Came to Utah in 1849. Indian War Veteran.

Avilla' death cert:

From, Jubilee history of Latter-day saints Sunday schools. 1849-1899:

Beaver Sunday School.—School was held in what is known as Beaver Ward, Box Elder County, as early as the year 1877, and Casey P. Bowen, Jr., was appointed to preside over it. A more complete organization was effected December 21,1883. At that time the same superintendent was reinstated, with Charles Twitchell first assistant, and Jarvis Johnson, Sr., secretary. March 3, 1892, Race A. Johnson, was appointed second assistant superintendent, and on October 23, 1898, James Bowcutt was called to succeed Charles Twitchell as first assistant superintendent. March 3, 1892, Jarvis Johnson, Jr., succeeded Jarvis Johnson, St., as secretary. From December 27, 1896, to 1898, Ethel Durfey was secretary, and from October 23, 1898, to December 31, 1899, Casey L. Bowen, filled that position.
The officers on December 31, 1899 were: Casey P. Bowen, Jr., superintendent; James Bowcutt, first assistant; Race A. Johnson, second assistant, and Casey L. Bowen, secretary.
The school began with 4 officers and teachers and 22 pupils; its enrollment December 31, 1899, was 24 officers and teachers and 63 pupils. The school convenes in the district schoolhouse.

A Ministry of Meetings
The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson
Thursday, 1 May 1902
A. O. Woodruff reported the Fremont Stake Conference. Excellent time. Ordained 5 bishops while there, as follows: Burton Ward, Conrad Walz, bishop; Independence Ward, Andrew P. Anderson, bishop; Lyman Ward, Casey P. Bowen, bishop; Archer Ward, Geo. Briggs, bishop; Parker Ward, Daniel G. Miller, bishop. If it were the wish of the Presidency, he would willingly take trip to the Big Horn as he felt that the saints there needed attention. The Presidency felt that it would be wise for him to go. He also further reported the ordination of David Robinson and Jno. J. Johnson, Fremont Stake, as patriarchs, and Hyrum Ricks and Ezra Christiansen, alternate high councillors.

by Lorry E. Rytting
Chapter Eight
The original Lyman Ward was organized
June 5, 1884, a year after the first settlers
arrived. Meetings were held in a little log
meetinghouse, 16 x 20 feet. By the year 1900
the population reached 370 souls, including 61
families. For the next quarter of a century, the
ward knew only two bishops, and Charles
Rytting was one of them.
Casey P. Bowen served 12 years as
bishop, from 1902 until 1914, with Charles
serving as his counselor for eight years. Then
Charles F. Rytting was sustained as bishop for
the next 12 years, from 1914 until 1926.



From Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah:

Born Dec. 18, 1830, Bennington County,
Vt. Came to Utah in 1849. Indian War

Son of Cacey Potter Bowen and Eleanor
McGarey. Born Oct. 24, 1858, Ogden,
Utah. Bishop Lyman Ward, Idaho.

From the Family History Catalog:

TitleThe family of Cacey Potter Bowen, Jr.
AuthorsCacey Potter Bowen Jr. Family Association (Bountiful, Utah) (Added Author)
NotesVolume numbers on the books do not match contents note because family volume was placed first.

Volumes 8, 11 and 12 are available only on microfilm.

Cacey Potter Bowen Jr. (1858-1942) was born in Ogden, Utah, and married Arvilla Susannah Booth in 1879. They settled in Lyman, Idaho where Arvilla died in 1916. Cacey moved to Salt Lake City, and in 1919 he married widow Mary Ellen (Boylin) Gardiner. They settled in Farmington, Utah, and moved to Oakland, California in late 1941. Cacey died in Oakland in January 1942. Vol. 1 is about Cacey and his life and family, and also about Cacey's ancestry in Utah, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, New England and elsewhere. The other eleven volumes deal in turn with the families of his surviving eleven children.

From Wikipedia (deletionpedia):Re: Her stepson:

Norman R. Bowen (May 30, 1920 – August 26, 1992) was an American journalist, educator, and author. He was the city editor for the Salt Lake City Deseret News[1] from 1957-67, and a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal[2], Newsfront Magazine, and the Columbia Journalism review.


Bowen was born in 1920, in the small farming community of Farmington, Utah, which at the time had a population of 1200 people. His parents, Cacey Potter Bowen, Jr. and Mary Ellen Boylin Gardiner Bowen, had both been married and widowed previously. Because of this, he had six half-brothers and four half-sisters, on his father’s side, and one half-brother on his mother’s side. As a boy in Farmington, he worked as a paperboy, delivering the Deseret News to the rural community. He also did chores for local farmers, doing work such as harvesting onions for five cents a row. He attended Davis High School, in Kaysville, Utah, which was then the only high school in the county. While attending high school, he worked summers at the amusement park Lagoon, one of the largest amusement parks in the West[3].

Church Service

Elder & Sister Bowen in Hawaii
Elder & Sister Bowen in Hawaii
Bowen was an enthusiastic and dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He was called to be the Bishop of his local congregation, and he later served in the church’s Adult Correlation Committee, which outlined the curriculum for the adult organizations of the church. In 1967 he was called by President Hugh B. Brown to be president of the Eastern Atlantic States Mission, where he served along with his wife Donna for three years. In 1987, he and Donna were once again called to serve a mission, in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 18 months.

Casey's father:

Cacey Potter Bowen
Born Dec. 18, 1830, Bennington County,
Vt. Came to Utah in 1849. Indian War