BOWMAN, Joseph Franklin
Date of death: 25 Oct 1948 Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana
Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana; October 26, 1948
Repository: Woodruff Scrapbook #1, p. 55; Genealogy Library Family Files, Johnson County Museum of History, Franklin, Indiana
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 cemetery.
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 Edinburg.
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 45 years attended the Edinburg Methodist church and devoted much of his time to its work. He was also a member of the Edinburg Masonic lodge. Several nieces and nephews survive with the widow.
Transcribed by Stuart Johnson