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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Silas McGowan
Contributed by Patricia Watson Dyson


   68 Died Thursday- Aug. 11, 1910

Well Known Indiana Avenue Resident Finally Answered the Death Summons
Services Will be held from Christian
He Suffered from Cancer
For More than two years—

Funeral Services Will be Held From Christian Church Sunday.

     Silas McGowan, a resident of this city for sixteen years and quite well known in this vicinity, died at his home on Indiana avenue Thursday afternoon, at three o’clock, after suffering from cancer for more than two years.  He was sixty-eight years of age.
     Though he has been quite ill for many months, he was not required to take to his bed until a week ago.  Besides a grief stricken widow, three children survive to mourn their sad loss—Melvin, Oakland City; William, Ritchel, Ind. And Mrs Jennie Walters residing near Auburn.  The funeral services will be held from the Christian church tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock, and interment will be made at Woodlawn cemetery.
( Silas’ first wife- Susanna Watson)
Silas McGowan was a Civil War Vet. Co. G  25th Ind. Reg.

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