If you are still looking for information on the Bowlers who settled in Rockland, MA, please email me. Copied below is the obituary of one of John J. Bowler and Mary Magarra's sons. Janice at JLCassani@aol.com
The Brockton Enteprise (Brockton, MA) Thursday, Janury 20, 1949
Eugene A. Bowler
ROCKLAND, Jan. 20 - Eugene A. Bowler, husband of Harriet E. (Langley) Bowler, well known Rockland resident, died at his home, 212 Union Street Wednesday, following a brief illness. He was born in Rockland son of the late John and Mary (Magarra) Bowler, and was a lifelong resident. He was employed for many years as a vamper at the E. T. Wright Shoe Co. He was a member of Rockland Aerie, FOE. Besides his wife he is survived by a son, J. Walter Bowler of Newark, N.J., a sister, Mrs. Francis J. Geogan of Rockland, a brother Thomas Bowler of Los Angeles, Cal. He was the brother of the late Peter Bowler, who died in the Spanish American War and for whom the Rockland Spanish War Veterans' camp is named, and the late Selectman John J. Bowler.
The funeral will be held from an East Water street funeral home Saturday morning at 8:15, followed by a solemn high mass of requiem at the Church of the Holy Family at 9 o'clock. Interment will be in St. Patrick's cemetery. Rockland.