BOWMAN, William Henry

Date of birth: 13 Jul 1863, Edinburg, Johnson County, Indiana

Date of death: 22 May 1933, Carmangay, Alberta, Canada

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Indiana, May 23 1933

WILLIAM BOWMAN, 69, DIES AT CANADA HOME
Former Edinburg Business Man Passed Away 
Monday Afternoon - Funeral Friday
EDINBURG, May 23  William Bowman, 69 years old, a 
former resident and prominent business man of Edinburg, 
passed away Monday afternoon at his home in Carmangay, 
Canada, following a long illness of heart trouble.  Mr. 
Bowman was critically ill about a year ago but had regained 
his strength and was apparently in better health until about 
two weeks ago when his condition became critical and 
his death was not unexpected by his family.
      Mr. Bowman was born near Edinburg the son of John 
and Mary Milnes Bowman.  After his marriage he became 
engaged in the hardware business in Edinburg and for many 
years operated the store now owned by the Farmers Supply 
Company on Main Cross Street.  In 1901 Mr. Bowman and 
his family moved to Madison, Ind., where he was engaged 
in the lumber business, later moving to Memphis, Tenn., 
to continue in that business.  In 1912 Mr. Bowman moved 
to Canada where he had lived since that time.
      He was married to Miss Ida Drybread in December, 1885, 
and to them three children were born.  Surviving him are the 
widow, one son, James, and a daughter, Miss Mary, both at 
home and another daughter, Miss Elva Bowman, instructor 
in the Edinburg schools and two brothers, Frank, of Edinburg 
and Charles of Indianapolis.
      Mr. Bowman was a member of the Edinburg Christian 
Church, the Masonic Lodge here and the Scottish Rite and 
Shriners of Indianapolis.
      The body will be brought to Edinburg for funeral 
services and burial and is expected to arrive Friday 
afternoon.  Definite funeral arrangements will be announced 
later.

Source: Franklin Evening Star, Franklin, Indiana, May 26 1933

Franklin Evening Star 26 May 1933
BOWMAN FUNERAL RITES AT EDINBURG
Services For Former Business Man to be 
Held at 2 O'clock, Sunday Afternoon
EDINBURG, May 26.  Funeral services will be conducted 
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Edinburg Christian 
Church for William Bowman, 69 years old, who passed 
away Monday afternoon at his home in Carmangay, Canada, 
following a long illness of heart trouble.
      Mr. Bowman was a former resident and prominent business 
man of Edinburg and the body was brought here on the five 
o'clock train Friday morning and was taken to the home of a 
brother, Frank Bowman, where friends are invited to call.  
The body was accompanied by the son, James.
      Rev. Glenn O. Mills will conduct the services and the 
Masonic service will be given at the grave.  Burial will be 
made in Rest Haven. 

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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