(VIII) William, son of Brice W. Bowerman, was born in Victor, New York, October 3, 1874. He attended the public schools in his native town and at Brockport, New York. Since 1896 he has been engaged in farming. He had a farm of one hundred and fourteen acres at Brockport on which he kept a fine dairy and owned a milk route. In 1900 he came to Victor and since then has conducted the homestead containing one hundred and eight acres. In politics he is a Republican; in religion a Methodist.
He married, February 14, 1898, Marian E. Goffe, born at Brockport, July 12, 1878, daughter of Ezra P. and Elizabeth (Eaglestone) Goffe. Her father was born in Oxford, England, and came to America when a boy of sixteen, in 1860, locating first at Chili Center, New York. In 1872 Mr. Goffe came to Brockport and engaged in the clothing business and in farming. He was a Baptist. Mrs. Goffe was born at Banbury, England, and came to America in 1874. She died in 1884. Mrs. Bowerman had a sister Alice E. Goffe, born November 8, 1881, married W. H. Paine; a brother, William E. Goffe, born at Brockport, October 30, 1890; a brother, Alvin E. Goffe, born at Brockport, December 6, 1891 ; a brother, Gilbert E. Goffe, born at Brockport, July 30, 1899. Mrs. Bowerman’s grandfather married Betty Nichols in England and she is still living at the age of ninety years (1911). Her maternal grandfather, William Eaglestone, was also a native of England. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Bowerman: Lulu, born at Victor, March 22, 1899; Edith, July 31, 1901; Verna N., December 18, 1902; Brice W., December 30, 1904; Earl P., November 16, 1906; Clarence J., July 6, 1908.