Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Bowen C. Heath

BOWEN C. HEATH. This gentleman is numbered among the many prominent agriculturists of Howard township, Labette county, Kansas. He resides in the northeast quarter of section 25, township 34, range 18. Mr. Heath was born in Jennings county, Indiana, in 1864, and is a son of B. C. and Sarah (Neal) Heath.

Bowen C. Heath, Sr., was born in Indiana. He married Sarah Neal, who was a native of Kentucky, and their children were: John; Maggie; Henry; Edward; Mattie; James; and Bowen C., the subject of this sketch.

Bowen C. Heath was reared and educated in his native state, where he lived until he located in Kansas. He came to Labette county, in 1892, and, settled on his present farm. He has been a farmer all his life, and consequently his training has made him thoroughly conversant with all matters pertaining to the tilling of the soil. He is a thrifty and energetic worker, and keeps his farm in fine condition.

Mr. Heath was united in marriage with Addie Vawter, who was born in Jennings county, Indiana, in 1865. They have reared the following children, namely: William; Sarah; Roy; Ruth; and Fern.

The subject of this sketch is a member of the Democratic party. He belongs to the M. W. of A., Edna Camp, No. 1636; and to Edna Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., No. 438. Religiously, Mr. Heath and his family are attendants of the Methodist church.