BOWMAN, Joseph Franklin

Franklin Evening Star, October 26, 1948

J. Franklin Bowman
Dies At Edinburg

    Rites To Be Wednesday
    At Methodist Church
     EDINBURG, Oct. 26 — J. Franklin
Bowman died at his home at the
corner of Main Cross and Pleasant
streets, Monday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. He was 80 years of age.
    Funeral services will be held at
the Edinburg Methodist church
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Rev. William Ellis, pastor of
the church is to officiate. Burial
will be made in Rest Haven ceme-
    The body has been removed from
the Gosney funeral home to the late
residence where friends may call
at any time. They are invited to
attend the rites.
    Mr. Bowman was born in Brown
county, June 14, 1868, the son of
John and Mary D. Bowman. Most
of his life had been spent in Ed-
He married Mary D. Pressly on
February 21, 1895. He had been
a farmer and merchant.
    Mr. Bowman was a member of
the Lutheran church, but for 4
years attended the Edinburg Metho-
dist church and devoted much of
his time to its work. He was al-
so a member of the Edinburg Ma-
sonic lodge.
Several nieces and nephews sur-
vive with the widow.

Transcribed from Woodruff Scrapbook #1, p. 55 in the Genealogy Library Family Files collection of the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main Street, Franklin, IN 46131
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