Bill Bowe, Sr. Is Injured in France in World War I Editor's Note: Bill Bowe's father had joined the Illinois National Guard when he graduated in 1915 from Loyola University Law School in Chicago. When President Woodrow Wilson [...]
Tony Bowe Asks Bill Bowe about His Mother, Mary Gwinn Bowe Editor's Note: In November 2022, Tony Bowe resumed his conversations with his cousin Bill Bowe, this time to learn more about Bill's immediate family, his father Bill, [...]
Richard Bowe's Report on the 1968 SDS Days of Rage Violence in Chicago Editor's Note: In a March 14, 2022 interview Tony and I discussed what kind of content might later be added to the www.wbowe.com website. In [...]
Tony Bowe Editor's Note: Tony Bowe set the birthday party in motion, and earlier had been the first to encourage a more ambitious attempt at a website broadly of interest to my extended family. He and his wife [...]
Editor's Note: In 1960, John F. Kennedy was running for President. After a September campaign event in our apartment living room with Ethel and Joan Kennedy, the wives of his JFK's brothers Robert and Edward Kennedy, my mother joins the soon-to-be-elected President at an event in his Chicago campaign office. Also attending are then Mayor Richard J. Daley, and later Mayor Jane Byrne.
Chicago Botanic Garden Editor's Note: Sunday brought the Reunion crowd another gorgeous, sunny day. The Buehler Enabling Garden was exclusively set aside for the Canavan Reunion group, as was our exclusive tram tour of the Garden's 385 acres. [...]
The Bowe, Thompson & De Rosa Families In the center of this slide you see Mabel’s daughter Julia Lecour. Julia married my uncle, Augustine Bowe in 1927. Gus, as he was known, was Julia’s cousin once removed, being [...]