BOWEN, WILLIAM ABRAHAM
BOWEN, WILLIAM ABRAHAM (1856–1921). William Abraham Bowen, newspaper editor and author, the son of William A. and Clementine D. (Richards) Bowen, was born at Bagdad, Florida, on April 14, 1856. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, from 1875 to 1877 and on December 12, 1877, married Ada DeBardeleben of Bastrop. Bowen was owner and editor of the Advance Guard at Decatur, 1873–74. In 1874 he founded the Montague News. From 1880 to 1908 he held correspondent and editorial positions with the Houston Daily Post (see HOUSTON POST), the San Antonio Daily Express (see SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS), the Chicago Times, and the Texas Christian Advocate (now the United Methodist Reporter). In 1908 he founded the Arlington Printing Company and the Farmers' Fireside Bulletin, which became the official paper for the Farmers' Union in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. He wrote Chained Lightning (1883), Why Two Methodist Churches in the United States? (1901), and Uncle Zeke's Speculation (1910). He died on April 14, 1921.
Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans (5 vols., ed. E. C. Barker and E. W. Winkler [Chicago and New York: American Historical Society, 1914; rpt. 1916]). Who Was Who in America, Vol. 2.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Kaye A. Walker, "BOWEN, WILLIAM ABRAHAM," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbo41), accessed February 09, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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