Albert E. Bower, M. D.

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ALBERT E. BOWER, M. D., of Ford City, was born in 1872 at Knox, Clarion county, Pa., a son of Godfred and Mary (Lauffer) Bower.

Godfred Bower was born in Germany, and came to the United States when a boy, receiving a common school education in his adopted land. He became successful as a contractor and farmer, and was also interested in the oil business. His death occurred in 1888, his widow surviving until 1896. They were the parents of two children, George and Dr. Albert E.

Dr. Bower attended the public schools, and took the junior course at the normal school at Edinboro, Pa., following which he taught school at Knox, Pa. Later he entered the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, and was graduated therefrom in 1898. He then located at Ford City, where he built up a good practice. Dr. Bower is a member of the Armstrong County Medical Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. Fraternally he belongs to Blue Lodge No. 244, F. & A.M.; Orient Chapter No. 247, R.A.M.; Commandery No. 1, K.T., Pittsburgh, Pa.; the K. of P., Lodge No. 327; and the B.P.O. Elks, Lodge No. 203, of Kittanning. For some years he has been a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and is now one of its trustees. At present he is serving as a member of the board of school directors of Ford City.

In 1892 Dr. Bower married Mabel B. Hubbard, daughter of Harvey and Jennie Hubbard, of Kittanning. Two children were born of this marriage, Edward and Ruth, the latter dying when three years old.

Source: Pages 542-543, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 2001 by Nancy Cain Knepper for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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