|Birth: ||Oct. 31, 1850|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1890|
OBITUARY: Richland Center Newspaper – Brewer Library Manuscript – Copy is very blurry and missing some of the edge of the article – there may be a few mistakes
Death of County Clerk Fowler
Again it is our sad duty to chronicle the death of one of Richland county's best and most respected citizens; a man whom one had but to know to respect, a man universally liked by both young and old, ever conscientious and obliging in the discharge of the duties of citizenship. It is the death of John W. Fowler, county clerk for Richland county, which occurred at his home in this city, Tuesday morning, June 24th, after an illness extending over only a few weeks. Some time ago Mr. Fowler was confined to his home by the grippe, but had since been able to be down town. Then he seems to have contracted a cold and the trouble ran into typhoid fever. Had not been considered dangerously ill until? during last week, and then he was thought to be getting along nicely. But it was not to be, and the Destroyer has gained another victory and left a vacant place in another happy home.
Mr. Fowler was born in Hancock county, West Virginia, October 31st, 1859. Removed with his parents to Wisconsin when five years of age, and has been a constant resident of this county for nearly thirty years. Was married in 1874 to Miss Eva M. Renick. Was chairman of the town of Henrietta for a number of years and was elected county clerk in 1886 and re-elected in 1888, and in the efficient discharge of his official duties has won hosts of friends who will be deeply grieved to learn of his demise. He had been a member of the Methodist church for about thirty years.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, under the direction of the Center lodge of Odd Fellows, of which he was an active and honored member. Rev. Sinclair, his pastor, preached a touching and appropriate discourse from the text. "If a man die, shall he live again." The pulpit of the church was appropriately decorated, and the floral tributes sent by sympathizing friends were most beautiful. Among them was a design of "The Gates Ajar"; a pillow of green with "We Miss Thee" in letters of white, a tribute of the county officers and Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Allen; a large cross, sent by the county board; a cross and anchor, by Mrs. C.S. Craig; and a pillow of white roses, by Mrs. F.W. Burnham.
The remains were laid at rest in the city cemetery, and the respect in which the deceased was held was attested by the large concourse of sorrowful friends who followed him to the grave. A wife, son and daughter survive him.
Richard S. Fowler/Mary Parky
John Fowler/Sarah Allison
John Wesley Fowler
John Fowler (1812 - 1893)
Sarah Allison Fowler (1816 - 1897)
Evaline Margaret Renick Fowler (1854 - 1916)
Bertha Alice Fowler Hunter (1879 - 1963)*
Richland Center Cemetery
Created by: Jonelle
Record added: Apr 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18960380
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