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Jay County Obituaries


The Commercial Review, Thursday, August 11, 1932, page 1


   Another of Jay county’s few surviving Civil War veterans is dead.  GEORGE HENRY STOWELL, 89, died this morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Jay County hospital where he had been taken for treatment last Saturday morning.  He had been ill only a short time from obstruction of the bowels. 

   Mr. Stowell was born in Grafton, Ohio, October 23, 1842, the son of Ransford and Catherine (Green) Stowell.  He enlisted in Co. B, 34th Indiana Volunteers, with which he served 4 years and 8 months.  He was made a Confederate prisoner in the last engagement of the war, May 13, 1865, near Brazas, Santiago, Texas. 

   Mr. Stowell was united in marriage May 30, 1869, to Mary Catherine Denney, who preceded him in death 12 years ago last May.  The deceased had been employed in saw mill work, being a head sawer for many years.  At one time he was a member of the Portland city council.  Mr. Stowell was a member of the Newlight church, the I.O.O.F. and Rebekah lodges. 

   For the past 38 years he had resided in Portland and for the past 12 had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Nate Burdg, West Walnut street

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