John Blower Report

Generation Two

 

THIS IS THE LINEAGE OF JOHN BLOWER AS I KNOW IT TO BE

 

ELIZABETH "FANNIE" BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born Between July & September of 1867, Hednesford, Staffordshire, England and died April 17, 1943 in Bloxwich, Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England. She married JOSEPH HANCOCK in Athens County, Ohio. He was born About 1865 in Athens County, Ohio and died before 1911 in Bloxwich, Metropolitan Borough of Walsall, West Midlands, England.

More About ELIZABETH "FANNIE" BLOWER: Declining in health in fifteen years from a robust, healthy woman to a wasted frame, treated by the best doctors in Glouster, Ohio availed nothing. The doctors finally thought her condition was tubercular and advised the family's return to England where she was always the picture of health. After moving to England with her family, her condition improved so rapidly that within two years she was back in good health, although rather poverty stricken from the cost of medical care.

More About JOSEPH HANCOCK: Not long after Fannie regained her health, Joseph passed away in the night from an apparent heart attack, leaving his wife with seven children to care for.

ELIZABETH "FANNIE" BLOWER birth date source: Volume 6B, Page 599, Record set: England & Wales births 1837-2006.

Children of FANNIE BLOWER and JOSEPH HANCOCK are:

1. HARRIET HANCOCK, b. August 16, 1888, Athens County, Ohio; d. June 1964, England.
2. JOSEPH HANCOCK, b. August 22, 1889, Athens County, Ohio; d. November 23, 1971, Orange County, California.
3. IDA HANCOCK, b. August 14, 1891, Athens County, Ohio; d. Between April & June of 1965, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. More About IDA HANCOCK: Unmarried. Education: Attended grade schools in Glouster, Ohio, then to England. Graduated from college. Occupation: Principal of a large, private school for girls, serving twenty–five years. Retired in Bloxwick, England to care for her sick mother. Death date source: Volume 9C, Page 1008, Country: England, Record set England & Wales deaths 1837-2007.
4. JOHN HANCOCK, b. April 6, 1893, Athens County, Ohio; d. Unknown, England; m. MURIEL ADAMS, 1925, England. She was b. About 1890; d. Unknown.
5. WESLEY HANCOCK, b. August 27, 1895, Athens County, Ohio; d. September 2, 1952, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; m. IDA DOREEN SOUTHAN, b. April 29, 1906, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, Staffordshire; d. October 8, 1987, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. Death date source for WESLEY HANCOCK: Volume 9C, Page 234, Country: England, Record set: England & Wales deaths 1837-2007.
6. GLADYS MAY HANCOCK, b. March 6, 1900, Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England; d. June 1978, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, England; m. VINCENT WESTWOOD, b. About 1898, England; d. Unknown.
7. EVELYN "GRACE" HANCOCK, b. About 1904, Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England; d. June 1978, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire, England. More About EVELYN "GRACE" HANCOCK: Education: College Graduate. Occupation: Athletic Director of schools in England.

 

HARRIET EMMA BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born Between April & June of 1869 in Hednesford, Staffordshire, England and died April 30, 1954 in Orange County, California. She married JUSTUS ROBERT BIRTCHER, the son of ROBERT MORRIS BIRTCHER and EDITH LUCRETIA BLANEY in Gloucester, Ohio. He was born March 12, 1871 in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio and died May 26, 1960 in Orange County, California.

More About HARRIET BLOWER and JUSTUS BIRTCHER: Married in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio, moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, then to California. Three of their children were born in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio, the other two children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Note: Previous information about birth places was per Harriet's brother, Dr. James G. Blower. Marriage license and census records show birth places as below.

HARRIET EMMA BLOWER birth date source: Volume 6B, Page 435, Record set: England & Wales births 1837-2006.

Children of HARRIET BLOWER and JUSTUS BIRTCHER are:

1. GRACE EMMA BIRTCHER, b. April 2, 1894, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. December 22, 1991, Orange County, California.
2. EMILY F. BIRTCHER, b. November 9, 1895, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. March 28, 1990, Orange County, California.
3. CECIL JUSTUS BIRTCHER, b. January 4, 1902, Pennsylvania; d. September 26, 1965, Los Angeles County, California.
4. FAYETTE EDMUND ROBERT BIRTCHER, b. June 5, 1908, Pennsylvania; d. January 23, 1991, Orange County, California.
5. FRANCES HELEN BIRTCHER, b. August 7, 1912, Orange County, California; d. October 19, 1996, Los Angeles, California.

 

MARY BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born February 20, 1871 in Hednesford, Staffordshire, England and died November 25, 1954 in Orange County, California. She married ELZA WATSON, the son of THOMAS MORGAN WATSON and RHODA ANN JENNINGS on July 25, 1893 in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio. He was born October 3, 1868 in Meigs County, Ohio and died About 1955 in Orange County, California.

More About MARY BLOWER and ELZA WATSON: Marriage Ceremony Officiated by Rev. Joseph Hancock. (This would have been Mary's cousin)

Children of MARY BLOWER and ELZA WATSON are:

1. ETHEL MABEL WATSON, b. January 27, 1900, Glouster, Athens, Ohio; d. April 1968, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
2. FLOYD BENTLEY WATSON, b. August 4, 1894, Meigs County, Ohio; d. November 3, 1973, California. More About FLOYD BENTLEY WATSON: Military: World War I. He was on the front lines and was badly gassed. He was in Army Hospitals extensively with heart and lung damage.
3. HARLEY JENNINGS WATSON, b. December 28, 1897, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. Unknown. More About HARLEY WATSON: Military: World War I, Head of Army Trucking Department, Seattle, Washington District.

 

PHILIP BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born About 1876 in Linton Heath, Derbyshire, England and died May 31, 1934 in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio. He married POLLY JONES March 11, 1899 in Athens County, Ohio. She was born January 6, 1881 and died February 1, 1973 in Orange County, California.

Children of PHILIP BLOWER and POLLY JONES are:

1. JOHN STEPHEN BENTLEY BLOWER, b. September 17, 1899, Athens County, Ohio; d. September 29, 1982, Orange County, California.
2. GLADYS "IRENE" BLOWER, b. About 1900, Ohio; d. About 1981, Orange County, California.
3. JAMES "GIRARD" BLOWER, b. June 8, 1902, Ohio; d. June 13, 1992, Orange County, California.
4. ALBERT "CHARLIE" BLOWER, b. October 22, 1904, Athens County, Ohio; d. May 30, 1972, Orange County, California, m. FRANCES LILLIAN HEIN, b. March 3, 1913, d. January 18, 1984, Orange County, California.
5. ELBERT C. BLOWER, b. October 22, 1904, Athens County, Ohio; d. About 1968, Orange County, California.
6. FAYETTE D. BLOWER, b. December 12, 1911, Ohio; d. February 1, 2002, California.
7. FLOYD ARTHUR BLOWER, b. About 1913; d. November 30, 2002, California.
8. RALPH WILLIS BLOWER, b. July 21, 1918; d. January 12, 2009, California.

 

DR. JAMES GIRARD [MD] BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born March 21, 1878 in Linton Heath, Derbyshire, England and died January 12, 1971 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio. He married BLANCHE MORGAN. She was born About 1887 and died About 1979 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.

More About DR. JAMES GIRARD [MD] BLOWER: Education and Achievements: Member of Akron City Health Board, Private Instructor for College Entrance by Associate of Staff of University of Pennsylvania 1900, Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Maryland 1905, University of Maryland, M.D. Memorial Ohio State Medical Board 1922—1937, Examiner in Diagnosis and Surgery, Member Akron City Health Board 1920—1932, Captain Medical Reserve Corps, Service in Camp Sherman, Rockefeller, East View. Author of Uterine Displacements: Intra-Abdominal Method of Correction: Ohio State Medical Journal 1927, Paper on surgical subjects to various Medical Societies, American Red Cross (life member), Summit County and Ohio State Medical Societies, American Medical Association, Izaak Walton League, Masons 32°, Scottish Rite, Mystic Shriner. Clubs: Aescuplapian, Fairlawn Heights Golf Club, Lions Club, Portage Country Club, Member of New York Acedemy of Sciences, New York City, Member of the Association of Military Surgeons of USA, Washington DC, Director of the Permanent Savings and Loan Bank of Akron, Ohio, Member of the Ohioana Library Association, Columbus, Ohio, Historical Society and the Ohio State Historical Society. Author of four books since retirement from Surgery, "The Son of Emma", "The Handle Maker of Seldom Seen", "History of Trimble Township", "A Call to the Hills".

 

Children of JAMES BLOWER and BLANCHE MORGAN are:

1. LOIS B. BLOWER, b. August 17, 1908, Ohio; d. May 6, 1996, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; m. ROSS WORTHINGTON.
2. DR. EDMUND R. [MD] BLOWER, b. June 23, 1910, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. May 24, 1992, Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
3. JAMES M. BLOWER, b. September 28, 1924, Akron, Summit County, Ohio; d. May 8, 2003, Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.

 

THOMAS HAROLD BLOWER, SR. 2, (JOHN 1) was born May 30, 1880 in Linton Heath, Derbyshire, England and died About 1954 in Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio. He married MARY ELIZABETH FLORENCE, the daughter of IRVIN FLORENCE and JANE MYERS on December 24, 1901 in Athens County, Ohio. She was born March 23, 1884 in Parkersburg, West Virginia and died December 25, 1980 in Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio.

More About MARY ELIZABETH FLORENCE:

Records vary about the surname of the mother of MARY ELIZABETH FLORENCE. The marriage record for her parents lists IRVIN FLORENCE and JANE MYERS, 1875, Wood County, West Virginia. The marriage record for THOMAS BLOWER and MARY FLORENCE lists SARAH JOHNS. The marriage record of MARGARET FLORENCE, the sister of MARY FLORENCE, lists JENNIE JOHNS. The birth record for MARY FLORENCE lists her mother as SARAH J. FLORENCE.

 

 

Mary Florence [Blower]
Mary Elizabeth Florence [Blower]

Age 93

 

Photo taken in her home in Glouster, Ohio

 

Children of THOMAS BLOWER and MARY FLORENCE are:

1. JAMES BLOWER, b. August 23, 1903, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. Unknown.
2. THOMAS "HAROLD" BLOWER, b. August 16, 1905, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. September 14, 1951, Athens County, Ohio.
3. FREDA BLANCHE BLOWER, b. December 8, 1907, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. January 12, 1991 in Athens County, Ohio. Married ARTHUR L. NEWTON; b. 1905; d. October 14, 1964 in Athens County, Ohio.
4. NAOMI BLOWER, b. About 1910, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. March 29, 1987, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio.
5. RAYMOND BLOWER, b. About 1914, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. Unknown.
6. JACK BLOWER, b. January 23 1915, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. December 24, 1979, Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
7. HARLEY BLOWER, b. July 13 1917, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. February 15, 1994, m. MARGARET ANN McCUNE, b. July 29, 1920, Athens County, Ohio; d. March 15, 2013, Athens County, Ohio.
8. BETTY JANE BLOWER, b. About 1919, Glouster, Athens County, Ohio; d. about 1919. More About BETTY JANE BLOWER: Was either stillborn or lived a very short time.

 

EDWARD "TED" BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born May 8, 1882 in Linton Heath, Derbyshire, England and died September 28, 1961 in Los Angeles County, California. He married AGNES VESTA MOORE September 6, 1908 in Ohio. She was born Unknown and died Unknown.

More About EDWARD "TED" BLOWER: He married three times according to his brother, DR. JAMES GIRARD [MD] BLOWER.

Children of EDWARD BLOWER and AGNES MOORE:

1. FLORENCE LOUISE BLOWER, b. Unknown in California.
2. GERALDINE BLOWER, b. November 28, 1923, Hanford, Kings County, California; d. About 1988, Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California.

 

GEORGE CROMWELL BLOWER 2, (JOHN 1) was born March 9, 1885 in Linton Heath, Derbyshire, England and died April 29, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California. He married EFFIE MAE MYERS, the daughter of DAVID MEYERS and CLARA WEAVER. She was born July 28, 1892 and died August 2, 1992 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

More About GEORGE CROMWELL BLOWER: Education: Earned [2] degrees, A.B. & B.D., from Ohio University in a seven year period. Attended the University of Birmingham, in England. Occupation(s): Professor at Ohio University. Lecturer on business and sales psychology. Note: He was known for his memory and was considered a memory expert.

Military:

Name: George C Blower
Race: White
Residence Place: Ohio, USA
Report Date: 24 Jul 1944
Latest Report Date: 12 May 1945
Grade: Staff Sergeant
Grade Notes: Major or Asst. superintendent of nurses or Director of nurses or Director of dietitians or Director of physical therapy aides or Staff Sergeant or Technician 3d Grade or Lt. Commander or Petty Officer, 2nd Class
Arm or Service: Air Corps
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps
Area Served: European Theatre, Germany
Detaining Country: Germany
Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official

Source Reference:
World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946
The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Provost Marshal General, 1920 – 1975; Record Group Number: 389

 

Child of GEORGE BLOWER and EFFIE MEYERS is:

1. DAVID CROMWELL BLOWER, b. July 27, 1926, Los Angeles County, California; d. October 11, 2002, Salem, Marion County, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

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