Bowen, Edward (1839 - 1912)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 1/2/1913


The friends of Edward Bowen were saddened to hear of his death on Thursday, the 19th day of December 1912. A nerve trouble was the immediate cause of his death, due undoubtedly to injuries received at the time of the burning of his home. In spite of the fact that everything was done by a devoted family to alleviate the pain, he suffered very keenly. Although Mr. Bowen has been a resident of Clark Co. for a short time, he has made many friends, all of whom recognized in him as a man of sterling character. He had an unusually gentle disposition and lived a life devoted to his family.

He lived in Columbia Co. for fifty years. On Feb. 8, 1869, he was married to Sophia Lange. Seven children were born to them, of of whom died in infancy. Fourteen years ago Mr. Bowen purchased the Sawyer Austin farm near Longwood and has since resided there. The funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 22 at his home, Rev. J. B. Braddock officiating. The body was taken to Columbus for burial, where another service was held and attended by a great many friends.

Following is a reprint from the Columbus Republican:

Edward Bowen, a prominent resident of the town of Columbus for fifty years died at his home in Longwood, Wis., Thursday, Dec. 19, 1912.

He was born near Ithaca, N.Y., March 10, 1839, and when a lad three years of age moved with his parents to Richmond, Walworth county, Wis. When nine years old he came to Columbus, living on a farm two miles west of this city for fifty years. About fourteen years ago he moved to Longwood, Wis.

During his residence here Mr. Bowen was one of the best known men in this section of the state and was a popular man in the community. He was honorable and upright in his dealings, a man upon whose word once given, one could depend.

He leaves, beside his widow, six children and fifteen grandchildren. Three sons, John, George and Edward live at Longwood, three daughters, Mrs. May Selk of Lansford, N.D., Mrs. Edna Meade of Thorp, Wis., and Mrs. Libby Horswell of Longwood, Wis. One brother, Erastus Bowen of Greenwood, Wis., and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Richmond of Columbus survive him.

Funeral services were held at the late home last Sunday and the remains brought to this city, where short services were held at the home of his sister, Mrs. Richmond last Tuesday forenoon, Rev. Vernon Emery officiating, and interment was in Hillside besid the grave of a son who died when one year old.



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