ALEXANDER S. BOWEN, physician, Sailor Springs, is a native of Shakertown, Knox Co., Ind., and was born July 12, 1849. His father, William R. Bowen (deceased), was a native of Middle Tennessee, and settled in Shakertown in 1848. Our subject was educated in the University at Vincennes, Ind. He obtained his medical education at Bellevue Medical College, graduating from that place in 1877. He came to Clark County, Ill., the same year, and in 1880 came to Sailor Springs, where he practices successfully in the summer seasons, spend-, ing his winters as Assistant Physician in Charity Hospital, New Orleans. The Doctor is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
Extracted 26 Jan 2020 by Norma Hass from 1884 History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois, Part IV, page 184.