Born: Jan­u­a­ry 12, 1858, Keigh­ley, York­shire, Eng­land.

Died: De­cem­ber 10, 1905.

Buried: 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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