While our physical offices are closed until further notice in accordance with Austin's COVID-19 "stay home-work safe" order, the Handbook of Texas will remain available at no-cost for you, your fellow history enthusiasts, and all Texas students currently mandated to study from home. If you have the capacity to help us maintain our online Texas history resources during these uncertain times, please consider making a 100% tax-deductible contribution today. Thank you for your support of TSHA and Texas history. Donate Today »


BOWERS, HERBERT EDMUND (1868–1910). Herbert Edmund Bowers, Episcopal Church official, son of John and Elizabeth (Savage) Bowers, was born in Southampton, England, on May 2, 1868. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Hertford College, Oxford, in 1887 and 1889. He moved to America in 1889 and on July 15, 1892, married Emilie Blundell-Blake in Toronto, Ontario. He received a D.D. degree at Rutherford College, North Carolina, and an LL.D. at Chaddock College, Illinois. He taught at St. John's College in Canada in 1892, was rector at St. Paul's Church, Vancouver, in 1895–96, served as general missionary for the Episcopal diocese of Spokane, Washington, in 1896–97, and later was assistant at Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island. In Texas he was rector of the Episcopal churches at Bryan and Navasota, 1898–1901; Marshall, 1901–06; and Grace Church, Galveston, 1906–08. He was dean of the Northern Texas Convention in 1903 and deputy to the General Convention in 1904. After leaving Texas he was rector at All Saints Church, Los Angeles, and dean of Arkansas Theological College. He died at Santa Monica, California, on March 12, 1910, and was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery on March 16.

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 1.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "BOWERS, HERBERT EDMUND," accessed May 25, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbo43.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
visit the mytsha forums to participate

View these posts and more when you register your free MyTSHA account.

Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Events, Symposia, and Workshops
Hi all! You may be interested in this call for papers I received from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College...

Katy Jennings' Ride Scholarly Research Request
I'm doing research on Catherine Jennings Lockwood, specifically the incident known as "Katy Jennings' Ride." Her father was Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest man to die at the Alamo...

Texas Constitution of 1836 Co-Author- Elisha Pease? Ask a Historian
The TSHA profile of Elisha Marshall Pease states that he wrote part of the Texas Constitution although he was only a 24 year-old assistant secretary (not elected). I cannot find any other mention of this authorship work by Pease in other credible research about the credited Constution authors...