Edmond H. Bowler, filling the office of postmaster at Dedham is numbered among the native sons of Norfolk county, his birth having occurred at Stoughton in 1864. His father, Edmond Bowler, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1840, and came with his parents to the United States in early childhood, the family home being established in Stoughton, where Edmond Bowler was reared to manhood and was married. He wedded Julia Murphy and both have now passed away, the father having died in 1885, while the mother's death occurred in 1883.

The youthful days of Edmond H. Bowler were passed in Stoughton and the public schools of that place afforded him his educational privileges until 1874 when he accompanied his parents on their removal to Canton, Norfolk county. There he again became a public school pupil and eventually finished his education in that place. In 1888, when a young man of twenty-four years, he became a resident of Dedham, where he has since made his home. In the year 1913 he was appointed to the position of postmaster of Dedham by President Wilson and entered upon the duties of the position, which he is now discharging in a very prompt, systematic and capable manner.

In 1887, in Boston, Mr. Bowler was united in marriage to Miss Catherine E. McEvoy, a daughter of the late William McEvoy, Who was a resident of Calais, Maine. To Mr. and Mrs. Bowler have been born two children: Marion, and Edmond Wesley, who was born in 1892. The religious faith of the parents is that of the Catholic church, while politically Mr. Bowler is a democrat. Spending practically his entire life in Dedham, he is well known and has gained a circle of friends that is almost -coextensive with the circle of his acquaintance. He has many sterling traits of character and his genuine worth has gained for him the high regard of those with whom he has been brought in contact.

Source: History of Norfolk County Massachusetts 1622-1918 (New York, S. J. Clark Publishing Co., 1918), 2:49-50.

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