Winfield Scott Bowles

Submitted to the West Virginia Biographies Project by:
September 17, 1999

Source: Hardesty, Henry H. Hardestry’s Historical and Geographical
encyclopedia, New York: H. H. Hardesty and Company, 1884. Rpt. in West
Virginia Heritage Encyclopedia. Ed. Jim Comstock. Richwood: Comstock. 1974.

was born in Nelson County, Virginia,
October 26, 1851, and his parents are Nathaniel Parrish and Martha Miller
(Gay) Bowles. His father died March 22, 1881, and his mother died December
29, 1863. In Brownstown, West V0irginia December 28, 1876, Winfield S. Bowles
and Roxie Lena Woods were joined in wedlock and their home has been
brightened by two children; Guy Augustus, born November 4, 1877; Eva Gay,
November 25, 1879, Mrs. Bowles was born in Cabell county, West Virginia
November 23, 1853 and she is a daughter of Lewis G. and Lizzie Prince
(Claughton) Woods; the former died in 1863 and the later is still living in
Missouri. Six brothers of W. S. Bowles, Charles, Samuel, William, Oscar,
Walter, and Augustus, were in the late war. They were all on the Confederate
side: William in Pickett’s division and the others in J. N. Lambkin’s
Company. Haskell’s Battalion. Oscar, Walter. and William were wounded.
Winfield S Bowles was constable in Nelson county, Virginia, and Kanawha
county, West Virginia, and is at present a member of the board of health in
Lincoln county, Dr. Bowles attended medical lectures at St Louis, Missouri,
in 1879 and at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1881. He is a physician and surgeon,
attending promptly all calls day or night. Address, Hamlin, Lincoln county,
West Virginia.