Walter Bowe

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1905 Payroll and 1898-1902 City Directories. Walter Bowe, son of Kate Butler Bowe and nephew of the Butler brothers, was born on June 30, 1882 in Dakota County, Minnesota. Walter married Olive Graham in 1904 in St. Paul, MN. He worked in the office as a clerk in 1898 but soon after learned the bricklaying trade and worked on the Capitol in that capacity. He boarded at 1345-47 Summit Avenue, along with his mother, Kate (widow of William Bowe). This address is known as the Pierce Butler house. In 1900 Pierce was living here with his family on one side of the double house with Butler Brothers President Walter Butler and his family on the other side.

Walter eventually moved to Duluth and became a building contractor there, becoming president of the Bowe-Burke Contracting Company which later became the mining firm Aggregate Corporation. He supervised the rebuilding of Chisholm after the 1908 fire there. He also headed construction of the Garrick building in Duluth, the DM & IR Railway shops in Proctor, and the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais. A charter member of the Duluth Rotary, member of the Chamber of Commerce, St. Michael's parish, and Knights of Columbus.

Walter Bowes died on October 16, 1949 in Duluth, St. Louis County, Minnesota. His "Find a Grave" information is at:

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William A. Bowe (1842 - 1896)
Catherine Butler Bowe (1855 - 1953)
Grace Elizabeth Bowe Ahlstrom (1908 - 1988)*

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