The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, January 11, 1943
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DEATH FOLLOWS
SHORT ILLNESS
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          Mrs. Josephine Bower, 85 years old, wife of Eli Bower, died at her home in Waldron at 8:00 o'clock Saturday night after an illness of one week.
          She was the daughter of Thomas and Hester Wiley and was born April 5, 1857, at Casey, Ill. On Sept. 3, 1887, she was married to Eli Bower. To this union six children were born, five of whom survive. Mrs. Bower was a member of the Waldron Methodist church.
          Surviving besides the husband, are the five children, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Palmer , of Lakewood, O., Ernest Bower, of Hartsville; Mrs. Fern Hiatt, of Northwood, Iowa; Mrs. Flora Peek, of Waldron and Harry D. Bower, of Detroit, Mich. Four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with burial in the Vienna cemetery in charge of Edwards & Kohlmeyer. The Rev. R. O. Pearson, of Rushville district of the Methodist church, will officiate.
          Friends may call at the late home at any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, June 10, 1909
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          Alcina Bowers  died at her residence, No 320 South Harrison street, at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, of paralysis, aged sixty-three years, three months and fifteen days.  Funeral services will be held at the late residence at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, by the Rev. Westhafer, of Morristown.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Deceased leaves four sisters,  Mrs. George [Julianna] Hill,  Mrs. [Louisianna] Ross,  Mrs. [Sophia] Toner  and  Mrs. Hulda Hankins.  D.B. Wilson & Son funeral directors in charge.
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Forest Hill Cemetery Records
Alcina Bowers  February 22, 1846 – June 10, 1909
Born Rush County, Indiana
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Submitted by Barb Huff  for Steve Garber


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, August 17, 1905
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FUNERAL  NOTICES
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          Eli W. Bowers  died at his residence at No. 351 Harrison avenue, at 9:15 a.m. Monday, August 14th,1905, aged fifty-nine years, five months, and ten days and will be buried in Forest Hill cemetery.  He was a member of Orontes Court, No. 77 Tribe of Ben Hur.  He served in the confederate army during the Civil war.  Services at the house by Rev. H.O. Pritchard assisted by Rev. O'Neal.  Time of the funeral will be given later.  Funeral private, D.B. Wilson, funeral director.
          Mr. Bowers had been ill for some time with brain trouble and has been at the point of death for several days.  He leaves a widow to mourn his loss.  Deceased has been a resident of this city for a long number of years and was an honored and respected citizen.
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Forest Hill Cemetery Records
Eli Wesley Bowers  March 4, 1846 – August 14, 1905
Born Davidson County, North Carolina
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Submitted by Barb Huff  for Steve Garber


The  Shelby  Democrat
February 25, 1897
Page 3
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          Charles C. Bowers, died at the home of his father,  J. K. Bowers, in Marion township, Tuesday, February 23, of epileptic convulsions, age twenty one years eleven months and seventeen days.  Funeral service at the home at one o'clock Thursday, February 25, Rev. Moore, of the West st. M. C. church, officiating. Interment in Forest Hill cemetery.  Funeral in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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