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

May 10, 1936, Ford City, Pennsylvania.

Montgomeryville Baptist Church Cemetery, Adrian, Pennsylvania.


Son of Mathias Stevens Bowser & Elizabeth Booher Bowser, Addison attended public school in Armstrong County, and graduated from Reed Institute, in 1884. He then attended Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (graduated 1888) and Crozer Seminary, Upland, Pennsylvania (graduated 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 wife was Ella Zelima Stebbins Bowser. 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