Seventh Report: On the Occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary of Graduation
By Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1877
ALEXANDER THOMAS BOWSER
Born at Sackville, N. B., Canada, Feb. 20, 1848. Son of Robert and Jane (Kirk) Bowser. Prepared at Public Latin School, Boston, Mass.
In College: 1873-77. Degrees: A.B. 1877; S.T.B. 1880.
Married to Adelaide Prescott Reed, St. Louis, Mo., April 17, 1884. Children: Alice, born May 25, 1885, died Feb. 19, 1887; Henry Reed, born Aug. 18, 1887; Robert, born Dec. 1, 1890.
Address: (summer) St. Andrews, N. B., Canada.
I graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1880. Spent one year in St. Louis, Mo., and two years in southern Indiana, in home mission work. I then was settled in Hingham, Mass., as minister of the New North Church.
In 1887 I resigned this position to become the minister of the First Unitarian Church of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I resigned in 1891 on account of ill-health, spending the next three years in recreation and travel, including two trips abroad.
I was again settled in 1894 at Wilmington, Del., as minister of the First Unitarian Church, holding the position for fourteen years. Then resigned to take up pioneer preaching at Atlanta, Ga., and — three years later — at Richmond, Va. This work came to an end in 1915, because of sickness in the family, and much of the time since then has been spent on my farm at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.
I am a member of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons.
Source: Found in Google Books: Seventh Report: On the Occasion of the Fortieth Anniversary of Graduation of Harvard College, Class of 1877, Page 31
HARVARD COLLEGE CLASS OF 1877 SECRETARY’S REPORT, No. III
ALEXANDER THOMAS BOWSER.
Born in Sackville, New Brunswick, Feb. 20, ’48. After graduating from the Harvard Divinity School, in ’80, I spent one year in St. Louis, Mo., two years in Southern Indiana, and then in Feb., ’84, was settled in Hingham, Mass., as Pastor of the New North Church.
Was married April 17, ’84, at St. Louis, by Rev. John Snyder, Pastor of the Church of the Messiah of that city, to Adelaide Prescott Reed, daughter of the late Henry Stillman and Angeline (Piatt) Reed. ” I have a first-rate parish, a good wife, and a happy home, to which you and the rest of the class are always welcome.” A daughter, Alice, was born May 25, ’85. Address : Hingham, Mass.
Source: Found in Archive. Org, Harvard College Class of 1877, Secretary’s Report Vol III, 1885