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Bowers, Joseph 1848-1913


Posted By: Jill McCarville (email)
Date: 3/5/2014 at 19:54:21


J.W. Bowers was born in Blair county,Pa., Sept. 28,1848. When he was one year old the family moved to Dubuque and in 1855 they located in Clayton county. In 1866 Mr. Bowers came to Howard county and resided here continuously with the exception of two years while engaged in the produce business with his brother at New Hampton.

Feb. 9,1882 he was married to Carrie L. Hatter. Six children- four sons and two daughters-were born to them, five of whom survive, one daughter dying in infancy.

Mr. Bowers was a quiet, unassuming man, just and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men and always considerate of the welfare of his family.

He passed from this life May 7th,1913. Funeral services were held at the family residence Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. F.C. Shaffer assisted by Rev. John Gammons. Burial was at Oaklawn cemetery.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends who were so ready with their helpful sympathy, who so kindly did what their hands found to do to assist, for the most beautiful floral offerings.

Mrs. J.W. Bowers and Family

Cresco Plain Dealer May 13, 1913 Page 3
Transcribed by Jill McCarville from the files of Janice Sowers

Added by Joy Moore July 23, 2020

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer May 9, 1913, P-5, C-5

J. W. Bowers passed away Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of several months. The funeral takes place at 2:30 this afternoon at the family residence.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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