Mowat, J. B. (John Bower), 1825-1900

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Mowat, J. B. (John Bower), 1825-1900

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1825-1900

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John Bower Mowat (1825-1900), brother to Sir Oliver Mowat, was a minister in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and was appointed chair of Theology and Hebrew at Queen's University during the late nineteenth century.

John Bower Mowat, was born in 1825, and later entered the ministry. In 1849 he was called to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Niagara-on-the-Lake, where he remained until 1857. At that time he was appointed to the chair of Theology and Hebrew at Queen's University, where he remained until 1900. Edinburgh University conferred the degree of Doctor of Divinity on him.

John Bower Mowat married Janet McGill in 1854. She died ten days after giving birth to Robert McGill in 1856. John married Emma McDonald, daughter of the Hon. John McDonald of Ganonoque. Children of this second marriage: Herbert (1862-1928), Evalyn Lillian (1865-1955?), Henrietta Ethelwyn (1868- 1928), and John McDonald (1872-1916). John Bower Mowat died on 16 July 1900.

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