Bowker, Samuel Drake
Bowker, Samuel Drake, a Congregational minister, was born at Blanchard, Me., April 2, 1835. He was converted at Biddeford in 1851; prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and graduated from Bangor Seminary in 1860. In that year he was settled as pastor of the Church in Winthrop, Me. After two years he was compelled to resign on account of ill-health. In 1863 he became pastor of a Church in New Market, N. H., but resigned before the close of the year. He went West, hoping to regain physical vigor. In 1865 he was appointed agent of Lincoln College, in Kansas, and subsequently became professor of English literature in that institution. He died in Topeka, Kansas, Feb. 15, 1868. See Cong. Quarterly, 1868, p. 288.