George  W.  Rowe

          George W. Rowe, editor  Milroy Weekly News, was born in Boone County, Indiana, January 1, 1855, son of  Elias and Sidney (Gochenour) Rowe.  His father was a native of Kentucky, and his mother was by birth a Virginian.  Her death occurred in Boone County, Indiana, in 1855.  Our subject was reared on the farm, where he remained until seventeen years of age.  He received a good education and in 1872, began teaching school which he continued fifteen years. January 1, 1887, he began publishing the Milroy Times and the following July he changed the name to Milroy News, and this now continues.  Mr. Rowe was married December 28, 1876, to Miss Izorz Bell, of Boone County, Indiana.  They are the parents of two children, Viz: Arlie, and Olive. Mr. Rowe is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, made such in 1886, and is politically a Republican.  He is a popular and enterprising gentleman, and deserves the patronage of the entire community.  Mr. And Mrs. Rowe are members of the Christian Church.
History of Rush County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1888.
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