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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 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 as Ida Jane Roesgen in Ontario, Canada on 31 March 1875. Her parents were William and Annie (née Hess) Roesgen. She had several siblings.

She married Edwin Bowman in Preston, Ontario, Canada on 26 December 1907. The couple had a daughter, Helen, who married Hilliard Stevens. Edwin died on 28 April 1944, two days before his 62nd birthday.

Bowman died in Cambridge, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 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.