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Paschall Jefferson Bowdry
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1840
Death: Oct. 24, 1917

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P.J. Bowdry was born in Kentucky, the son of Samuel Perrin Bowdry and Sarah Kirtley, and died in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas at 77 years of age. He settled in Fort Worth long before the town had railroad facilities and was chiefly a market and rendezvous for Texas cattle men. He enjoyed a high place of esteem in the community, and served at one time as postmaster and also as deputy marshal. He was a man of good education and a real leader in affairs.

He was a prominent actor on the southern side of the Kansas border troubles before the war broke over us in 1861. Early in that year he enlisted at Albuquerque, N.M. in Company I, under Colonel Joe Shelby and followed the lead of that gallant Southerner. . . .

Comrade Bowdry took up his abode in Fort Worth shortly after the war, when it was a mere hamlet, and shared in its growth to its present dimensions, and was for a time the first postmaster, after its incorporation in 1873. He was for many years an employee in one of the city departments, even to his death, and was ever an active and efficient servitor therein.

He was one of the charter members of this camp [Robert E. Lee Camp, United Confederate Veterans] and a constant attendant until the end. Therefore, Be it resolved that in the death of our comrade we have lost a true comrade and deeply sympathize with his surviving relatives and friends in their affliction. Dallas Morning News, October 29, 1917
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His half sister ::
Cassandra Emmacetta Bowdry Baird
His maternal uncle ::
Paschal Jefferson Kirtly, Sr
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 Parents:
  Sallie A. Bowdry (1811 - 1842)
 
 Spouse:
  Adella Orgain Bowdry (1846 - 1933)
 
 Children:
  Mary Sallie Bowdry (1868 - 1872)*
  Belle Bowdry Ware (1871 - 1964)*
  William Perrin Bowdry (1873 - 1952)*
  Thomas Warren Bowdry (1876 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneers Rest Cemetery
Fort Worth
Tarrant County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: BeNotForgot
Originally Created by: JME
Record added: Oct 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16325534
Paschall Jefferson Bowdry
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Paschall Jefferson Bowdry
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In memory of my 1st cousin four times removed
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In memory of a cousin on the anniversary of his birth
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