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Margaret Ann Carter Bowles
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1811
Death: Aug. 31, 1902

w/o Anderson Bowles

September 5, 1902
Clinton Register

Both Members of the Christian Church, and One of Them Over Ninety Years of Age.

Two of the good old mothers have been called to a home where all is as a summer's day. Rich in lives that have been full of good and kind deeds they quit the shore of Time happy in the thought they "had so lived that when the summons came they could wrap the drapery of the couch about them and lie down to pleasant dreams." There is no more beautiful life than that of a Christian mother. There is no life that is worth more to the world than that of a good, old mother. When she is called home, there is rejoicing in Heaven and deepest sorrow among those who must say farewell.

One of the ripest and richest lives in kindly and good acts had its earthly close in Chicago Monday night at 2 o'clock when the spirit of Mrs. Margaret BOWLES took its flight. She had been ill less than three weeks, and less than three hours before death came, sat up fifteen minutes and talked with her son Robert.

Margaret CARTER was born in Bourbon county, Ky., Oct. 20, 1811. In November, 1829, she was married to Anderson BOWLES. Two years later they came to Illinois, locating near Springfield, where they lived two years before moving to this county, settling west of Clinton. The husband died Sept. 24, 1890. In 1893 she went to Chicago to make her home with her son, Robert, and had spent all the time there except when she visited in Clinton. She had been blind twenty-nine years, but had been patient through all the years of her affliction. She retained her physical strength to a remarkable degree, being able to ascend and descend stairs unaided until the beginning of her fatal illness. She was 90 years, 11 months and 10 days old and had been a member of the Christian church since she was 17 years old, a service of nearly 74 years in the cause of her Master, more than the years of an average life. She was the mother of fourteen children, seven of whom are living. They are William, of Caney, Kan.; Robert H., of Chicago; Mrs. Obadiah SCHENCK, of Cherryvale, Kan.; Mrs. Thos. UPSHAW, of St. Louis; The remains were brought to Clinton Tuesday, accompanied by Robert BOWLES and wife, and taken direct to Woodlawn cemetery, where short services were conducted by Rev. GILLILAND. Her husband was buried in Old Union cemetery near Hallsville, but the remains will be removed to Woodlawn in a short time.
Family links: 
  Anderson Bowles (1808 - 1890)
  Katherine Ann Bowles (1832 - 1899)*
  Ruth Elizabeth Bowles Adams (1836 - 1875)*
  William M. Bowles (1838 - 1914)*
  Emily S Bowles Hull (1839 - 1860)*
  Mary E. Bowles Schenck (1842 - 1931)*
  Peter H Bowles (1844 - 1904)*
  Margaret P. Bowles Upshaw (1847 - 1912)*
  David W. Bowles (1851 - 1934)*
  John Andy Bowles (1854 - 1906)*
  Andrew Jesse Bowles (1856 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
DeWitt County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Edd Marks
Record added: Apr 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19028151
Margaret Ann <i>Carter</i> Bowles
Added by: Edd Marks
Margaret Ann <i>Carter</i> Bowles
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 Added: Feb. 25, 2008

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