England until 1887; Boston, Massachusetts, until 1898; Springfield, Massachusetts, 1915; in Berkeley, California, 1920.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -
Charles Bowen was born in 1859 in Birmingham, England; he apprenticed with the Hill firm of England. He immigrated to the United States in 1887; and began work with Cole & Woodberry of Boston, Massachusetts, where he remained until 1898. He was with Steere & Son of Springfield, Massachusetts, he was there until at least 1915; but was in Berkeley, California, by 1920.