|Birth: ||Apr. 11, 1872|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1928|
The Reynolds Press, Reynolds, Illinois, March 9, 1928
BOWES - "Mrs. Edgar Bowes is dead," was the news which shocked hundreds of her friends thruout this community on Sunday morning. Following an illness of several weeks at her home in Bowling, she was taken on February 26 to St Luke's hospital in Davenport where she underwent last Friday an operation. This revealed a critical condition involving the gall bladder and other organs. Death came as a relief to her sufferings on Sunday morning at 5:30 at the age of 55 years, 10 months, 22 days.
Following a brief service at the residence, the funeral was conducted at St John's Church, Preemption, at 2:00 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, by Dean T M Baxter who had administered holy communion to Mrs. Bowes on the day preceding her operation. The church was filled to overflowing by the large assembly of grief stricken friends and a long procession of cars followed the remains to their resting place in the village cemetery at Reynolds. John W Foster, Robert Wilson, Glenn Likely, W. W. Long, James Blakely and Elzy Minteer acted as pallbearers.
Elizabeth Hicks, youngest daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Hicks, was born in Preemption town on April 11, 1872. She was baptized and confirmed in St John's Episcopal church in childhood and thruout her life remained interested in the various activities of that church.
On Jan 13, 1891, she was married to Thomas Edgar Bowes and spent the rest of her life at the farm home northeast of Reynolds where she was a loyal wife, an affectionate mother and a hospitable friend. He parents, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Those left to mourn include her husband; her son Rolland at home; her daughter, Mrs. Leota Evans of Brooklyn, Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Ella Hall of Montezuma, Iowa; and two brothers, Samuel and James Hicks of Preemption.
Among those from a distance who were present at the funeral on Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Evans and Mrs. Earl Evans of Brooklyn, Iowa, Cecil Hall of Iowa City, Mrs. Mollie Shoemaker and Louie Chenoweth of Peoria and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hall, Mrs. Margaret Hicks, Mrs. S A Blaine, Clarence Hicks and Thomas Hicks, all of Montezuma, Iowa.
NOTE: Obituary provided courtesy of Norm Prince.
Robert Hicks (1817 - 1892)
Elizabeth Hutchinson Hicks (1829 - 1913)
Thomas Edgar Bowes (1870 - 1928)
Rolland Edgar Bowes (1895 - 1937)*
Robert Hicks (1853 - 1927)*
Thomas Hicks (1855 - 1924)*
William Hutchison Hicks (1857 - 1925)*
Samuel Hicks (1863 - 1936)*
James H Hicks (1865 - 1948)*
Ella Hicks Hall (1868 - 1949)*
Elizabeth Hicks Bowes (1872 - 1928)
Rock Island County
Created by: Carol (Schlueter) Long
Record added: Aug 14, 2010
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