MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 418
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, November 10, 2007
SUDDEN DEATH OF THOS. BOWLSBY
Feb. 5, 1895 (hand written)
Last evening, Thomas Bowlsby, an old and highly respected citizen of the county, passed to his eternal home without a word of warning of intimation that the angel of death was hovering near. He was engaged in ranking some wood as a teamster was unloading it at his residence at 607 East Fourth street, when he suddenly fell forward and died almost instantly. It was a terrible shock to his family and friends, who had seen him about during the day in his usual health. Apoplexy is said to have been the caused of his sudden death.
Deceased was born near Dayton, Ohio, May 11, 1818, and came to this county over 40 years ago, locating on a farm in Seventy-six township, about eight miles west of the city, where he resided until about four years ago, when he moved to the city to lead a retired life. He was a man of sterling integrity, esteemed by his neighbors and friends, and a good, faithful citizen.
His wife, two sons and three daughters mourn his death, the children being Mrs. Lydia Oaks and Jeff Bowlsby, of this city, John Bowlsby and Miss Ella Rice, of Davenport, and Mrs. Amanda Addleman, of Lake township, this county.
The hour of the funeral has not been fixed as yet.
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