Saturday, June 2, 2012

Surname Saturday - Bowlby

Sarah E. Hardenbrook was the first daughter of Edward and Evelyne (Thompson) Hardenbrook of Bath, New York, abt 1858.

George K. Bowlby was born in Bath on 15 June 1855 to James N.W. Bowlby originally of Dryden, NY and Emily King Bowlby.  George K. Bowlby was educated at the Haverling Academy in Bath.

In 1878 Sarah married George K. Bowlby. The couple lived in Bath, earning their living by farming and in 1895 George was elected as Bath’s town assessor.

George and Sarah had three sons: James Edward b: 1882, George Albert b: 1886, and Charles Ernest b: 1890. 

George Albert Bowlby served as Superintendent of the Watkins Glen State Park, and was working in that post at the time of his death in March 1951. 

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