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Ida Bowman
Birth: 31 March 1875
Ontario, Canada
Death: 6 May 1985
Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Age: 110 years, 36 days
Country: CanadaCAN

Ida Jane Bowman (née Roesgen) (31 March 1875 – 6 May 1985) was a Canadian supercentenarian who is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) as of February 2015. She was one of the oldest known people in Canada when she died.


Ida Bowman was born Ida Jane Roesgen in Ontario, Canada on 31 March 1875 to parents William and Annie (née Hess) Roesgen. She had several siblings. On 26 December 1907 in Preston, Ontario, Ida married Edwin Bowman. The couple had a daughter, Helen, who went on to marry Mr. Hilliard Stevens. Edwin died on 28 April 1944, two days before his 62nd birthday.

Ida Bowman passed away on 6 May 1985 at the age of 110 years, 36 days. She was survived by her daughter Helen, grandson John, and great-grandchildren Todd and Danielle.