Sir Albert Bowen, 1st Baronet
At the age of twenty-one, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and entered business, rapidly becoming successful and wealthy.
In 1895, he returned to England, intending to retire and enjoy his fortune. However, he soon returned to work, joining the board of Wilson, Sons & Co, coal merchants. He took more directorships, until he sat on the board of eight companies, most of them associated with Argentina, including the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway and the Buenos Aires Western Railway. He joined the board of the Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway in 1908 and became chairman in 1916, holding the post until his death. He continued to pay periodical visits to Argentina, where his great knowledge of the country and fluency in Spanish were great assets to his companies. He was attributed with the construction of the Buenos Aires/Chile railway line over the Andes.
On 24 April 1884, Bowen married Alice Anita Crowther. They had five children: Winifred Ada Bowen, Gertrude Dorothy Bowen, Evelyn Constance Bowen, Major Sir Edward Crowther Bowen, 2nd Baronet, and Harold Cedric Bowen. Their eldest daughter, Winifred, married Alexander Cobbe, an officer in the Indian Army and a recipient of the Victoria Cross. Their second daughter, Gertrude, married the diplomat Sir Kinahan Cornwallis.
- The London Gazette: . 1 January 1921.
- Obituary, The Times, 20 September 1924