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Elizabeth Moore Bowron


Mrs. Bowron is the daughter of Hannah Hoffman Moore and the late Watson Appleby Bowron. She is the wife of Henry Snowden Bowron. She was born in New York City of Dutch and New England descent on her mother's side and of English and New England with two lines from Virginia on her father's side; she is allied with some of the most prominent families.

Mrs. Bowron was elected recording secretary of the Mohegan Chapter at its first meeting. Her Revolutionary ancestor was Captain Robert Nichols, of the New Jersey Volunteers, who served throughout the entire war. In 1896 Mrs. Bowron became interested in the work of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and as chairman conducted successfully a "Loan Exhibit" to raise funds for Continental Hall.

In April, 1897, she formed a chapter of the Children of the American Revolution, and this same year her untiring work as secretary of Auxiliary No. 13 of the Red Cross Society formed by the Mohegan Chapter, contributed largely to its success. In 1900 she became regent of the Mohegan Chapter. The chapter then elected her honorary regent presiding and still continues the word "presiding" as a mark of confidence.

Mrs. Bowron, through her interest in genealogy, has personally assisted many in her home chapters and others to qualify for membership in the Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She has served on many committees of the society and with Mrs. Charles H. Terry collected the exhibit from ancestry for the Hall of History at the Jamestown Exposition. She is a member of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Mary Washington Monument Association.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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