May 22, 1858, Washington Township, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.

May 10, 1936, Ford City, Pennsylvania.

Montgomeryville Baptist Church Cemetery, Adrian, Pennsylvania.


Addison was the son of Mathias Stevens Bowser & Elizabeth Booher, and husband of Ella Zelima Stebbins.

Addison attended public school in Armstrong County, and graduated from Reed Institute, in 1884. He went on to graduate from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (1888) and Crozer Seminary, Upland, Pennsylvania (1890). He subsequently served as pastor of the Third Baptist Church, Pittsburgh (three years); the First Baptist Church at Danville, Pennsylvania (nine years); and the First Baptist Church, Millville, New Jersey (three years). On July 4, 1903, he became pastor at the First Baptist Church in Crafton, Pennsylvania. His works include:

  1. At the Silent Hour
  2. I Have a Loving Lord Who Died for Me
  3. I Have Found a Glad New Song
  4. I Will Meet You, Brother
  5. I Would Be a Willing Soldier
  6. Never Alone
  7. O It May Be in the Evening
  8. Thine, Every Name Above
  9. Though the Storms Sweep o’er Life’s Ocean
  1. Heavenly Home, The