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 Bow­man 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, aged 76 years, died Friday afternoon 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 Okla­homa, 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