January 12, 1858, Keigh­ley, York­shire, England.

December 10, 1905.

West Laur­el Hill Cemetery, Ba­la Cyn­wyd, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Bowness was the son of Hen­ry Briggs and Al­ice Jacques, and husband of Ros­a­line Brech­e­min.

He was educated at St. Marks College and the University of Penn­syl­van­ia (BMus 1893).

In 1879, he joined the Phil­a­del­phia and Read­ing Railroad as a stenographer, later working at the Re­pau­no Chemical Company (1882–83), the Phil­a­del­phia and Read­ing Railroad (1883–87), the Wilm­ing­ton and Northern Railroad (1888–1900), and the Atlantic City Railroad (1900). He was a member of the Hous­ton Club, Union League of Phil­a­del­phia, and the Manuscript Music Society.

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