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David Clay Rowden
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1839
Delaware County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1923
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

Well, Known Nebraskan Passed Away At The Home Of His Son In This City.

The death of David C. Rowden at the home of his son, Walter Rowden, in Lincoln Wednesday evening removed an interesting and well known figure in Nebraska Democratic politics. Several years ago he was a prominent and active figure at most gatherings of that political party. For a number of years he held a number of appointed offices under Democratic administrations of the state and the city of Omaha. He was custodian of the City Hall at Omaha during the first administration of Mayor Dahlman. He was for several years custodian at the Statehouse and for eight years served as the commandant at the soldiers’ home in Milford, under the administrations of governors, Shallenberger, Morehead and Neville. He had been a resident of Nebraska for forty years, his home being at 1920 South 11th St along.

Mr. Rowden was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company K. of the Eighty-fourth Indiana Regiment. He was born in Delaware County, Indiana, April 27, 1839, and grew to manhood in that locality, where he enlisted in the Union Army. For two or three years he had been in failing health, having resigned as commandant of the Milford home because of his physical condition. For several months he has been in a critical condition and three months ago it was found it necessary to bring him from his home in Omaha to the home of his son at 907 S. 31st St, where the end came.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed, word from relatives in the East being awaited. He leaves a wife and three sons and two daughters. They are: Walter of Lincoln and Claude and Edward of Chicago; and Mrs. George Shank of Chicago and Mrs. Matt Kelley of Jackson, Michigan.

Evening State Journal (Lincoln)
July 5, 1923
Page 12 Col 1
Family links: 
  William B Rowden
  Mary Elizabeth Stout Sanford (1849 - 1914)*
  Edward B Rowden (1868 - 1930)*
  Claude Clay Rowden (1869 - 1945)*
  Anna B Rowden Marshall (1872 - 1919)*
  Abraham S Rowden (____ - 1879)*
  Sophia Rowden Dowell (1825 - 1904)*
  David Clay Rowden (1839 - 1923)
  Sarah Jane Rowden Bennett (1843 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Wyuka Cemetery
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Sec-15 GAR Sp-226
Created by: Ann Bailey
Record added: Nov 23, 2009
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David Clay Rowden
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