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Gilbert Bowles

Missionary

Gilbert Bowles, American missionary. Member of Executive Committee International Service bureau of Japan, 1917-1924; member American Association of Tokyo, American-Japan Society, Asiatic Society of Japan (member of council).

Background

Bowles, Gilbert was born on October 16, 1869 in Stuart, Iowa, United States. Son of Ephraim and Elizabeth (Epperson) Bowles.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1898, A.M., 1899, Doctor of Letters, 1938. Special work, University of Chicago, 1900. Graduate New York School of Philanthropy (now New York School of Social Work), 1909.

Doctor of Laws, Whittier College, 1917. Doctor of Laws, Haverford College, 1938.

Career

Teacher, Penn College, 1899-1901. Missionary, Society of Friends, Tokyo, Japan, since 1901. Chairman trustees Friends’ Girls’ School, Tokyo, Japan, 1901-1941.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Jamaica and Friends Missions, 1899.

Membership

Member of Executive Committee International Service bureau of Japan, 1917-1924. Member American Association of Tokyo, American-Japan Society, Asiatic Society of Japan (member of council).

Connections

Married Minnie M. Pickett, December 31, 1898. Children: Herbert Epperson, Helen Joy (deceased), Gordon Townsend.

father:
Ephraim Bowles

mother:
Elizabeth (Epperson) Bowles

spouse:
Minnie M. Pickett

child:
Herbert Epperson Bowles

child:
Helen Joy Bowles (deceased)

child:
Gordon Townsend Bowles