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Delila Catherine Norris Bowen
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1824
Clark County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1905

The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa; Thursday, May 11, 1905

MRS. D.C. BOWEN, who came to Lucas County over half a century ago, died at the home of her son, H.L. BOWEN, in Lincoln Township on Friday, April 27, 1905, after an extended illness. Largely attended funeral services were held at the Christian Church in this city on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Ward, after which interment took place in the Chariton Cemetery.

DELILA CATHERINE NORRIS was born near Charlestown, Clark County, Indiana, on March 18, 1824. She was united in wedlock with J.N.B. BOWEN on December 5, 1844. Eleven children were born to them, five dying in infancy. Those living are GEO. F. of Spokane, Wash.; LOUISA J. ROBINSON of Dodge City, Kas.; LIZZIE B. FARMER of Hoxie, Kas.; and I.N. and H.L. of this place. One son, CHARLES P. died in 1874 leaving a daughter, MAGGIE BOWEN, of Hugo, Indian Territory. Deceased also leaves two brothers and one sister, GEO. E. NORRIS of Kearney, Neb.; I.E. NORRIS and MRS. S.M. JONES of this city.

MRS. BOWEN and family came to Lucas County, Iowa in 1853, when there were only two stores and a United States land office in Chariton. They located two miles north of here on what is now known as the Robt. Stanley farm. They moved to Lynn County, Mo., in the fall of 1862, but returned to Lucas County in the spring of 1875 and located south of Chariton. The husband died on January 23, 1892, and since that time MRS. BOWEN has made her home in Kansas and at this place.

About fifteen months ago, while visiting her daughter in Kansas she was taken ill and since that time has been a patient sufferer. At the age of sixteen years she united with the Christian Church and was baptized in the Ohio River near Charlestown, Ind. She has since been a devoted Christian. To her family she always gave an affectionate devotion and an unselfish and loyal service. She was always ready to assist others and many people can testify to her kindly deeds. She was one of those good and respected women who helped to reclaim the western wilderness and blazed a path for the civilization we now enjoy. Her death is sincerely mourned by a host of warm friends who will extend profound sympathy to the sorrowing children and brothers and sister. 
Family links: 
  Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte Bowen (1822 - 1892)*
  John R Bowen*
  Sarah C Bowen*
  Felix E Bowen*
  Charles P Bowen*
  Joseph N.B. Bowen*
  Ira E Bowen*
  Nancy Elizabeth Bowen Farber (1855 - 1950)*
  Isaac Newton Bowen (1860 - 1915)*
  Hiram Lincoln Bowen (1862 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Created by: genealogyfever
Record added: Aug 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41286270
Delila Catherine <i>Norris</i> Bowen
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Delila Catherine <i>Norris</i> Bowen
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