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