Date of birth: 16 Jun 1840 Steubenville, Ohio

Date of death: 1 Dec 1916 Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Indiana, December 2, 1916

John Bowman Died Suddenly
      John Bowman died suddenly Friday afternoon 
about 4:30 o'clock at the home of his son, J. Frank 
Bowman at Edinburg.  During the afternoon he 
had walked downtown and mingled with friends.  
Death was indirectly due to paralysis, from which 
he suffered several years ago.  Mr. Bowman was 
seventy-six years old, he was born near Steubenville, 
Ohio, and moved to Edinburg thirty-five years ago.  
He lived near Enid, Okla., for eight years, coming 
back to Edinburg two years ago.  The death of his 
wife, Mrs. Mary Milnes Bowman, occurred a short 
time after their return.
      Mr. Bowman was a retired farmer and several 
years ago joined the Lutheran church of the Kansas 
neighborhood.  Four children survive.  They are:  
Mrs. H.E. Watson of Yukon, Okla.; William Bow-
man of Alberta, Canada; Charles Bowman, Frankfort, 
and J. F. Bowman, Edinburg.  Arrangement for the 
funeral services have not been completed, pending 
word from the son living in Canada.

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Indiana, December 4, 1916

The funeral services of John Bowman, whose death occurred suddenly Friday night at Edinburg, will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Edinburg Methodist church, the Rev. F. A. Guthrie officiating. Burial will be made in Rest Haven Cemetery. Mrs. H. E. Watson, a daughter, and husband of Yukon, Okla., arrived Sunday to attend the funeral services, and William Bowman, a son living in Alberta, Canada, is expected Tuesday evening.

Source: Franklin Democrat, Franklin, Indiana, December 8, 1916

JOHN BOWMAN John Bowman, aged 76 years, died Friday after- noon at the home of his son, J. Frank Bowman in Edinburg. His death came suddenly although for some time he had been weakened from a stroke of paralysis. Friday afternoon he had felt well enough to walk down town for a short time and the news of his sudden death after returning to the home came as a surprise to citizens. Mr. Bowman was born near Steubenville, Ohio. He came to the Edinburg neighborhood thirty-five years ago and afterwards joined the Lutheran church at Kansas, southwest of Edinburg. Ten years ago he went to Okla- homa, remaining there eight years, but returned to Edinburg where he had lived the past two years. He is survived by four children, Mrs. H. E. Watson, of Yukon, Okla., William Bowman, of Alberta, Canada, Charles Bowman, of Frankfort, Ind., and J. F. Bowman Bowman, of Edinburg. Funeral services were held Sunday after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Edinburg.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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