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Re: William Henry BOWERS b.1873

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  • glen
    Hello Tom Knox, thankyou for all those links very kind of you Glen.--- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, Tom Knox ... the ... travelling?
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      Hello Tom Knox,
      thankyou for all those links very kind of you
      Glen.--- In genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Knox"
      <tomknox2001@...> wrote:
      >
      > Glen -
      >
      > > do you think he learned his trade travelling?
      >
      > That's something else that we may never know.
      > Yes, horses & wagons need blacksmiths, but he could have learned
      the
      > trade while never leaving Connecticut - and "rock work" also
      > requires blacksmiths -
      > - in 1870, Walter is listed as a "Quarry Laborer": he could have
      > started learning the blacksmith trade while working at the quarry,
      > or he could have learned the trade to get OUT of the quarry.
      >
      > Some other resources:
      >
      > BOWERS Genealogy Message Boards
      > http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/an/surnames.bowers
      > http://genforum.genealogy.com/bowers/
      >
      > U.S. GenWeb http://www.usgenweb.com/
      > Connecticut http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctgenweb/
      > Middlesex County http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctmiddle/midlsxco.htm
      > Portland, CT http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctmiddle/Portland_Home.htm
      >
      > - Tom Knox
      >
      >
      > --- In genealogyresearchclub@, "glen" <glenfagan@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello Tom Knox,
      > > I agree with all you say..........but when Walter came back from
      > USA
      > > he was a blacksmith, do you think he learned his trade
      travelling?
      > > he died a blacksmith so he couldn't have been all that bad and
      > > wagons needed horses and horses needed shoeing, I think he went
      > off
      > > somewhere whether it was with his wife and child Alfred we will
      > > never know, but I do agree that it is poetic license re the
      > covered
      > > wagon and plains.........Only reporting what William Henry Bowers
      > > c1873 his grandchildren reported,
      > > regards Glen
      >
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