Solomon Bowerman was born 2 June 1816 in Field of Mars, New South Wales, Australia to George Bowerman (1791-1820) and Mary Ann Partridge (1797-1877) and died 5 October 1868 All Saints Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Lewis (1824-1891) 8 January 1838 St Johns in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Solomon Bowerman and Elizabeth Lewis (1824-1891)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Bowerman (1838-1904) 6 August 1838 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 22 January 1904 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia John Jefferay (1813-1896)
Mary Bowerman (1839-1923)
Charlotte Bowerman (1842-1917)
Eliza Bowerman (1844-1866)
Sarah Jane Bowerman (1847-1917)
Charles Bowerman (1849-1912)
Martha Bowerman (1852-1867)
Rebecca Bowerman (1855-1937)
Emily Australia Bowerman (1858-1934)
Ada Alice Bowerman (1860-1943)
John Solomon Bowerman (1863)




SUDDEN DEATH IN A CHURCH.—On Sunday evening last, Mr. Soloman Bowerman, an old resident at Pennant Hills, and a native of this district, died very suddenly in All Saints' Church at the commencement of the evening service.—At an inquest held by Dr. Brown, coroner for the district, at the Rose and Crown Inn, on Monday morning last, the following particulars were elicited:—Dr. Fyffe stated :—Yesterday (Sunday) evening I was attending service in All Saints' Church ; at the commencement of the service I observed some commotion in a pew at the other side of the church, and fancying that I saw some one fall, I left my own pew and went across ; I found that the deceased had fallen on the seat of the pew. Imagining at first sight that he was in a fit, I directed Mr. Tunks, and some others who were by, to carry him into the open air; they did so, and laid him down in the porch ; on examining him I found that he was perfectly pulseless, the heart had ceased to beat, breathing had stopped, and he was perfectly dead ; as far as I can judge—being there at the time and from examination since—I am of opinion that deceased died from disease of the heart. By juror : The disease of the heart may have been there for some time without deceased being aware of it. Elizabeth Jeffery, daughter of the deceased, stated that yesterday evening she went to All Saints' church with her father, and sat in a seat immediately in front of him ; soon after the commencement of the service she heard a peculiar sort of snorting noise, and turning round, saw her father's head upon the seat; thinking he was in a fit, she went to him and unbuttoned his shirt collar; he had not been ill lately, but about three months before he had been under Dr. Rutter's treatment for rheumatism in the chest ; he never spoke after he was taken with the fit in the church. E. M. Betts, master of the Protestant Orphan School, near Parramatta, had assisted to carry deceased out to the church porch ; deceased breathed a few times heavily, and then ceased breathing altogether ; after being laid down in the porch deceased gave no signs of life; knew deceased slightly ; he appeared a steady respectable man ; deceased was 52 years of age, and much respected by all who knew him. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.

The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 October 1868, page 3

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