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Governor Ray "G.R." Nowels
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1828
Covington
Fountain County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1888
Guthrie County
Iowa, USA

Obituary from the Guthrie Vedette, April 12, 1888, pg. 2:
In Memorial.--Died, April 6th, 1888, near Dodge Center, Guthrie county, Iowa, G.R. Nowels, Esq. He was born Sept. 2d, 1829, in Covington, Ind., being the son of David and Elizabeth [Bird] Nowels. Esq. Nowels was married to Emily Weaver Dec. 5th 1848, and they were the parents of 14 children, all living but two--one deceased in infancy, the other when a young man about 22 years of age. Esq. Nowels was highly respected and filled various offices to the satisfaction of his fellow citizens. He was a christian, not only in name but also in life. When about 24 years old he united with the Christain [sic] church, afterward with the Methodist Episcopal, but for years past has been connected with the United Presbyterian church. He endured a lingering illness with Christian patience and avowed his readiness to go when the master called. The respect felt for the diseased was manifest in the large attendance at the funeral. All the family were present but one daughter living in Clinton county. The sympathies of the church and neighbors were freely extended to the bereaved and sorrowing family. Religious service were held at the house and the cemetery by the writer, H.M.H. Fleming, Pastor of Bagley M.E. Church.

Interment Unknown:
Daughter - Effie (Nowels) Mason Gibson

[Note: Son of David Nowels, 2/6/1798- 4/19/1859, burial unknown and Elizabeth (Bird) Nowels, 6/12/1801-4/17/1835, burial unknown. Siblings of Governor were: Aaron Nowels; Sarah (Nowels) Paxton; George Washington Nowels; and Nancy who died as a young child. He also had 11 step-siblings by David's first, third and fourth wives. They were Matilda, Martin, Lucinda, Peter, Stephen, Mary Jane, James, Elizabeth, Catherine, John and Eugene.]
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emily Priscilla Weaver Nowels (1830 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Lauretta Nowels Barnes (1849 - 1912)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Nowels Jordan (1851 - 1933)*
  Martha T Nowels Gidley (1853 - 1917)*
  David Clinton Nowels (1856 - 1947)*
  Aaron Wilson Nowels (1858 - 1944)*
  James Emet Nowels (1861 - 1954)*
  Charles Elmer Nowels (1863 - 1885)*
  Stephen Sherman Nowels (1865 - 1950)*
  Mary Tacy Nowels Neal Wheelock (1867 - 1920)*
  John A Nowels (1870 - 1949)*
  Emma Nowels Howe (1872 - 1957)*
  Ida Nowels (1874 - 1874)*
  Ira Ray Nowels (1876 - 1954)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Dodge Center Cemetery
Bagley
Guthrie County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Airrow
Record added: Jul 19, 2005
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Governor Ray G.R. Nowels
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