Fonds MG 552 - Bowley / Jones / Ward Family Collection

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Bowley / Jones / Ward Family Collection

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MG 552

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  • [ca. 1880s]-1972 (Creation)

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40 cm [one oversize box] of textual records and 17 photographs

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(1885-1950)

Biographical history

Louis Bowley was born in Nottingham, England, in 1885. He emigrated to Canada in 1909, settling in Saskatchewan, as did his brothers Will and Frank, his sister Zilla, and their father, Joseph. Zilla married Walter Ward; Norm Jones was a cousin by marriage of the Ward family. Lou joined the Princess Pats (4th University Company) in 1914 and served in France; he was discharged from the army in 1920. In 1926 he married Mary Gilbert Bond, who trained as a teacher in England and continued that profession in Saskatchewan. They eventually settled in Saskatoon. Although Lou’s brothers Will and Frank both attended the University of Saskatchewan, Lou did not; he worked as a customs officer with the Saskatoon Post Office from 1920 until his death in 1950.

Custodial history

This collection was in the estate of Eileen Ward, a cousin of Norman Jones. It was donated to the University Archives & Special Collections by her son, W. Dale Ward, in 2015.

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This collection contains records relating to the lives, family, and avocations of Louis Bowley, Mary Bowley, and Norm Jones.

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It has been organized into two series:
I. Louis Bowley and Mary Bond Bowley
II. Norm Jones

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