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Family of David Howard BOWER and Annie E VEAZIE

Married2356 1927 Feb 242356 at the Christian church parsonage, Laurens, IA2356.

The marriage announcement referenced was a republished announcement of the Laurens (IA) Sun newspaper. The announcement stated that the marriage occurred "a week ago last Thursday." "Last Thursday" would've been March 3, and a week before that would have been February 24. David and Annie were married by Rev. W. H. Knotts.

In 1900, David is listed as "D Howard." In other records he is listed as "David H." David served in France during World War One, having enlisted1681 in the Army 21 Sep 1917, and released 10 May 1919. He soon thereafter emigrated to Iowa. Both before and after his military service, David was a farmer.

Annie was born Sept 1, 1889, in Washington Twp., Pocahontas Co., IA, to "E Vezie" and "Alma Woodard Vezie." In the 1910 and 1920 censuses, Annie is listed with parents Elijah and Amber, listed as a school teacher. She attended Tobin College in Fort Dodge and Moody Bible Institute (Chicago). At the time of her death, she had 10 grandchildren, and all her siblings, but one sister, Caroline (Veazie) Bishop, survived her.

Much is known about Annie and her relatives as she wrote a family history2786, a portion of which (copy) was provided to the author by Annie's distant cousin. That history solved several "mysteries" about Veazies who couldn't definitively be connected to the family without Annie's information.

Children of David Howard BOWER and Annie E VEAZIE:

1. Howard Irwin BOWER2358 b. 1927 Dec 121643 at Cummins, Pocahontas Co., IA1643.
md. (wife of Howard) BOWER
2. Sibyl Mae BOWER2358 b. 1929 Jun1720 at Iowa1720.
md. LeRoy L LEE
3. Clifford BOWER2358 b. 1933~2361 at Iowa2361.


221. WW I Draft Registration Card; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
1643. Iowa County Births, 1880-1935; familysearch.org
1681. U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; www.ancestry.com
1717. 1900 Fed Census IA, Pocahantas Co., Washington; www.ancestry.com
1718. 1910 Fed Census IA, Pocahantas Co., Cummins; www.ancestry.com
1719. 1920 Fed Census IA, Pocahantas Co., Cummins; www.ancestry.com
1720. 1930 Fed Census IA, Pocahantas Co., Cummins; www.ancestry.com
2356. Veazie, Annie, marriage to Bower, D H; Rolfe (IA) Arrow, Mar 10, 1927; newspaperarchive.com
2358. Obit - Bower, Mrs David H (Annie Veazie), Emmetsburg (IA) Reporter, Feb 26, 1974, and Laurens (IA) Sun, Feb 28, 1974; newspaperarchive.com
2359. 1900 Fed Census NY, Dutchess Co., Pleasant Valley; www.ancestry.com
2361. 1940 Fed Census IA, Palo Alto Co., Rush Lake Twp; www.ancestry.com
2786. Bower, Annie Veazie, All Within The Family; selected pages, typewritten familily history; Beverly (Lambert) Cantrill
2792. 1895 State Census IA, Pocahontas Co., Washington Twp; familysearch.org