BOWMAN, Elva Margaret

Date of birth: 23 May 1886, Bartholomew County, Indiana

Date of death: 22 Aug 1956, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, IN, Friday, August 23, 1956

Miss Elva Bowman Dies At Hospital
Rites Are Set For Retired Teacher
EDINBURG, Aug. 23. &mdash Miss Elva Bowman, 
widely known, retired Edinburg school teacher, 
died at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital 
at 4 p.m., Wednesday.  She had been ill since 
April.
      Funeral rites will be held from the 
Edinburg Christian Church at 2 p.m. Friday.  
The Rev. C. E. Rhodes will conduct the rites 
and burial will be made in Rest Haven Cemetery.  
Friends may call at the Mutz Funeral Home 
until 1 p.m. Friday when she will be taken to 
the church.
	Attended Universities
      The daughter of William and Ida Drybread 
Bowman, she was born in Bartholomew County 
May 23, 1886.  She graduated from the Madison 
High School and Franklin College and later 
attended Butler University and Chicago University.
      After teaching history and Latin in the 
Edinburg High School for 39 years, she retired 
in 1952.  She was a member of the Edinburg 
Christian Church, where she served as organist 
for 30 years; the William Donaldson Chapter, 
D.A.R.; Tri Kappa Sorority; Business and 
Professional Women's Club; taught the Loyal 
Workers class of the Christian Church, and 
was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship.
      Surviving is a sister, Miss Mary Bowman of 
Edinburg.  A brother, James Luther Bowman, 
preceded her in death. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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