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Burton H. Bowler
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Burton H. Bowler was born at Nininger, Minn., November 7, 1871. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bowler, took him with them to their new home near the present site of Bird Island, Minn., early in the summer of 1873. He resided at Bird Island until August, 1904, with the exception of the years 1892 to 1896, spent at school in Minneapolis. Was graduated from the Bird Island public school in 1890. Taught school in Palmyra in 1890 and 1891. Worked in the office of the Renville County Union from September, 1891, to May, 1892. Taught school in Melville in fall of 1892. Attended the Central High School of Minneapolis from December, 1892, to June, 1894, and the University of Minnesota from 1894 to 1896, when he was admitted to the bar. Practiced law at Bird Island from 1896 to 1904, when he moved to Minneapolis, where he since has practiced. He married Abbie G. Walker, of Minneapolis, in 1910. Mr. Bowler has not held or sought office, but since boyhood has been actively interested in public matters. He is a Baptist, a Mason, an active member of the Saturday Lunch Club of Minneapolis. He serves on the State Board of the Minnesota Anti-Saloon League and the Children's Home Society of Minnesota.
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