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 [...]
Mabel Canavan Lecour & Edward Lecour (Julia Lecour Bowe) In 1900, Mabel Canavan moved from Michigan back to Kankakee County, where her father had grown up. There she married Edward Lecour. Edward’s family was of French extraction and [...]
James Canavan & Julia Kingsley (Mabel Canavan Lecour) As the oldest of the 13 children of Anthony Canavan, Sr. and Ann Hughes, James had been born in County Mayo in Ireland in 1841. As he came of age [...]
1986 Julia Lecour Bowe Celebrates Her 85th Birthday, 1324 Asbury Avenue, Winnetka, Illinois Editor's Note: In April, 1986, John Bowe pickup up his mother Julia Lecour Bowe from the Maryhaven Nursing Home in Glenview and drove her to [...]
2021 Don Thompson Talks about the Thompson Family and the Bowes Editor's Note: In the complete 38-minute interview above, Don Thompson answers questions posed by Rob Bowe about Don's Canadian-born parents, Dr. Willard Owen Thompson and Dr. Phebe Kirsten [...]
In this profile of Augustine J. Bowe, Justice Michael B. Hyman paints a portrait of Gus Bowe, the poet, while also noting his other lives as a distinguished lawyer, civic leader and Cook County Presiding Judge.
Savior of Poetry Magazine In her Chicago Tribune Obituary, the headline writer focused on Julia Lecour Bowe's central role in the survival of Poetry Magazine. This was was worthy mission because Poetry Magazine in the first decade after its [...]
Magic World of Yesterday Article from Chicago's American In 1960, shortly after the publication of her family history in The Generations, Chicago's American, a Hearst newspaper of the day, reports on Julia Bowe reading from her work to [...]
Julie Anne Bowe Thompson was the daughter of Augustine Joseph Bowe and Julia Leonie Lecour Bowe. She was born in 1931, three years after her only sibling John Edward Bowe was born. As a young child she often navigated her Chicago block with John in a stroller he had recently outgrown.