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Frederic Hungerford Bowman D.Sc, F.R.S.E., F.R.A.S.
1839 Born in Huddersfield, son of James Bowman, bank manager
1851 Living in Halifax
Educated at Edinburgh University, in mechanical engineering.
Apprenticed with William Illingworth and Co of Halifax
1866 Manager of a factory; married Sarah Hodgson at Mytholmroyd
1871 Frederic H Bowman 31, master cotton spinner, employing 70 men, 52 women, 53 young persons male, 53 young persons female, 25 boys, 16 girls (total 269), lived in Halifax with his sister Jane Bowman 27, John H Bowman 3, James M Bowman 9 Months
1872 Married Clara Hurst Eastwood
Experience in erecting worsted and cotton mills in Yorkshire and chemical works. Also involved in construction of railways and electrical engineering works.
1881 Fredric H. Bowman 41, master spinner employing 697 hands, lived in Halifax with Clara H. Bowman 36, F.E. Bowman 8, Ada St. Clare Bowman 5, Annie G. Bowman 4, Constance S. Bowman 1, Francis C. Bowman 4 days
1887 of West Mount, Halifax, when became an Associate member of Institution of Civil Engineers; he was head of a large firm employing 1000 hands and was director of various companies.
Chairman of Mills Patent Boiler Co
1890 Became a member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers
1891 Frederick H Bowman 57, master cotton spinner, D.Sc., employer, lived in Halifax with Clara H Bowman 47, James M Bowman 20, Frederic E Bowman 18, Annie G Bowman 14, Constance L Bowman 11, Francis C Bowman 10
1892 Became an Associate member of I Mech E; of Union Mills, Halifax; he was both a cotton spinner and a chemical manufacturer.
1894 His wife, Clara, of Bowdon, Cheshire, died; Frederic was a chemical manufacturer
1896 of Mayfield, Knutsford.
1900 Director of Chloride Electrical Storage Syndicate
1911 Consulting Engineer, widower, working in all areas of engineering and the chemical industry, boarding in Barton upon Irwell
1918 of Whitworth Park, Manchester.
1919 Resigned from I Mech E.
1925 Died in South Manchester