I don't have any connection to this family but found this while doing other research. I believe it helps to see our ancestors as people rather than just names and dates and, in some cases, it helps to place where our ancestors were during a certain period of time.
This entry is from the Rockland, Maine Courier-Gazette of in a story entitled "History of Aurora Lodge":
"Allen Bowler, born in Palermo, Jan. 8, 1819, merchant, served city of Rockland in Common Council and as Assessor and Overseer of Poor. He died in Rockland Dec. 1, 1884, Rev. H.A. Philbrook, pastor of the Universalist Church, conducting the services. Mr. Bowler was admitted to Aurora Jan. 16, 1856."