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Location: McGaheysville Virginia

Biography of John E. Bowcock

John E. Bowcock, attorney at law of St. Louis, has since 1911 been connected with the division of building inspection in this city, having studied and specialized in this branch of law, so that he has become a recognized expert in this branch of the profession. He came to this city from the Atlantic seaboard, his birth having occurred in McGaheysville, Rockingham county, Virginia, February 23, 1860. He is a son of the late Jesse L. Bowcock, a native of Virginia and of English lineage, the family having been founded in America prior to the Revolutionary war. He took up the occupation of farming and stock raising as a life work and at the time of the Civil war responded to the call of the Confederate army, which he joined as a private, serving with his command throughout the period of hostilities. He married Maggie E. Reppetoe, a native of Virginia and of French descent. Both have now passed away. Mrs. Bowcock died in 1902 at the age of fifty-two years, while the death of Mr. Bowcock occurred in 1912 when he had reached the age of seventy-six. Their family numbered five sons and a daughter. John E. Bowcock, the eldest of the six children, was educated in private schools of Virginia and spent his life to the age of twenty-two years on the home farm, his experiences being...

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