John Blower Report

Generation One

 

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

 

JOHN BLOWER was the son of PHILIP BLOWER and HARRIET THOMPSON.

 

JOHN BLOWER was born September 15, 1845 in Walsall, England and died July 12, 1910 in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio. He married EMMA BENTLEY, the daughter of JOHN BENTLEY and PRUDENCE ROSS on October 8, 1866 in St. Martin Parish, Alfreton, Derbyshire, England. She was born March 2, 1845 in Bloxwich, Staffordshire, England and died November 26, 1917 in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio.

More About the parents of Emma Bentley

The surname for PRUDENCE was not recorded in "A Brief History of Trimble Township, Athens County, Ohio" By James G. Blower, who was their grandson.

First name(s)

John

Last name

Bentley

Marriage year

1833

Marriage date

16 Dec 1833

Marriage place

Wolverhampton, St Peter

Denomination

Anglican

Residence

Wolverton

Spouse's first name(s)

Prudence

Spouse's last name

Ross

Spouse's Residence

Wolverhampton

County

Staffordshire

Country

England

Archive Reference

D1157/1/1/37

Page

89

Register type

Marriage 1814 type

Record set

Staffordshire marriages

Category

Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers)

Record collection

Marriages & divorces

Collections from

United Kingdom

 

More About JOHN BLOWER and EMMA BENTLEY:

They arrived from England as follows:

Seaport: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Landing: July 3, 1888
Name of Steamship: "Lord Gough"

 

Note: The 1871 Census Record for JOHN & EMMA with their first three children, show JOHN'S birth place as Lysate Bridge, Staffordshire, England. Their address was Wimblebury Street, in the Parish of Cannock, the County of Staffordshire, the Country of England. Their registration District was Penkridge.

The following are excerpts from "A Brief History of Trimble Township, Athens County, Ohio, Its Towns, Villages and People" — By James G. Blower

More About JOHN BLOWER: John Blower was a tall, well-built young man, a strong Christian, Methodist, and devout worker (although uneducated) in the Wesleyan Primitive Methodist organization.

More About EMMA BENTLEY: Emma Bentley, a beautiful girl, the daughter of a prominent Civil Engineer and his wife, Prudence, well educated in the schools of Walsall, England, and the small college there.

More About JOHN BLOWER and EMMA BENTLEY: John Blower and Emma Bentley were born in Staffordshire, England in the time of a great depression. These two fell in love, got married regardless of any and all opposition, like young people do. They immigrated from England to America in 1888.

 

JOHN BLOWER & EMMA BENTLEY Date & Location of Marriage: Source One: Derbyshire, England, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538–1910.

JOHN BLOWER & EMMA BENTLEY Date & Location of Marriage: Source Two: Reference: ASM/03/148, Register Office: 392, County: Derbyshire, Country: England, Record set: Derbyshire Registrars Marriage Index.

Census Record of 1871 in Cannock County, Staffordshire, England states John Blower's place of birth was Lyrate Bridge, Staffordshire, England. The household shows others Emma, wife and their first three children, Fannie, Harriet and Mary.

 

Children of JOHN BLOWER and EMMA BENTLEY are:

1. ELIZABETH "FANNIE" BLOWER, b. Between July & September of 1867, Hednesford, Staffordshire, England; d. Unknown, England.
2. HARRIET EMMA BLOWER, b. Between April & June of 1869, Hednesford, Staffordshire, England; d. April 30, 1954, Orange County, California.
3. MARY BLOWER, b. February 20, 1871, Hednesford, Staffordshire, England; d. November 25, 1954 in California.
4. IDA BLOWER, b. About 1873, Staffordshire, England; d. April 23, 1874, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. More About IDA BLOWER: She is mentioned in "A Brief History of Trimble Township" by James G. Blower, her brother. The books notes, "the other three children passed away as infants". IDA is one of "the infants".
5. JOHN "STEPHEN" BLOWER, b. July 1874, Staffordshire, England; d. April 25, 1875, Walsall, Staffordshire, England. More About JOHN "STEPHEN" BLOWER: He is mentioned in "A Brief History of Trimble Township" by James G. Blower, his brother. The books notes, "the other three children passed away as infants". STEPHEN is one of "the infants".
6. PHILIP BLOWER, b. About 1876 in Linton Derbyshire, England; d. May 31, 1934 in Glouster, Athens County, Ohio.
7. DR. JAMES GIRARD BLOWER, b. March 21, 1878 in Linton Derbyshire, England; d. January 12, 1971 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.
8. THOMAS HAROLD BLOWER, SR., b. May 30, 1880, England; d. About 1954, Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio (Nelsonville Hospital).
9. EDWARD "TED" BLOWER, b. May 8, 1882 in Linton Derbyshire, England; d. September 28, 1961 in Los Angeles County, California.
10. PRUDENCE BLOWER, b. Between July & September, 1883, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England; d. Between October & December, 1886, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. More About PRUDENCE BLOWER: She is mentioned in "A Brief History of Trimble Township" by James G. Blower, her brother. The books notes, "the other three children passed away as infants". PRUDENCE is one of "the infants".
11. GEORGE CROMWELL BLOWER, b. March 9, 1885 in Linton Derbyshire, England; d. April 29, 1944 in Los Angeles County, California.








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