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Merchants Thomas Stephens Memory and Thomas George Simms met on a train in 1850. Through they years, they developed a friendship. Memory named his son Simms Memory and Simms named his daughter Memory Simms. The two children grew up, fell in love, married, and moved to Whiteville where they lived happily for fifty years. Portraits of the couple are in the home of Emily Memory Peal at Chadbourn.
Understanding this Whiteville lifelong resident entailed revealing details such as his early attempt to follow in his father’s footsteps, WWII service, graduation from Duke, civic contributions, home life with his family. The best way to understand Lawrence Bowers, though, seemed to lie in understanding his passion for the career he chose over bridge building: banking.