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William F. Bowen
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1876
Chickasaw County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1951
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA

(Taken from his obituary and family records and transcribed by Michael Bowen, MRB, #47351043)

Cherokee Times, June 9, 1951
William F. Bowen, 74, a resident of Cherokee for 40 years and who retired as conductor of the Illinois Central railroad in 1942, died Friday evening after a long illness. He was the son of Philip Henry Bowen and Nora O'Connell Bowen of Fort Dodge, Iowa. He resided at 700 Walnut. Surviving are his widow; four children, William E. of Des Moines, Philip of Omaha, Catherine, Mrs. David Hinkley of Estherville and Frances, Mrs. Wayne Woltman of Cherokee; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Martha, Mrs. James McIntyre, Kathryn, Mrs. Edward A. Taylor, both of Fort Dodge, Margaret, Mrs. George Williams of Chicago. Funeral rites will be conducted Monday at 9 a. m. from the Immaculate Conception church with burial at Mount Calvary cemetery, the Rev. Father L. J. Lynch officiating. Rosary will be said Saturday and Sunday evenings at 8 o'clock at the Schmidt funeral home. Mr. Bowen was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Order of Railroad Conductors.

The 1930 US census shows William (54) and Catherine (52) Bowen with children Catherine (18), Philip (15), William (10) and Frances (8) living at 700 Walnut Street in Cherokee.

On September 1, 1942 Bill Bowen, conductor on the ICRR for more than 50 years, made his last run on the southbound train. He has retired on a pension. Bowen was recently honored at a banquet in Chicago for employees who had served more than 50 years.

Their children are: Catherine, Mrs. David Hinkley (1912-1992), Alice (1913-1918), Philip (1914-2005), William (1919-1997) and Frances, Mrs. Wayne Woltman (1922-1990). Alice, the six-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Bowen, passed away Monday afternoon, December 16, 1918 at the family home on Walnut street as the result of diphtheria.
Family links: 
  Philip Henry Bowen (1842 - 1926)
  Hanora O'Connell Bowen (1848 - 1936)
  Catherine Shea Bowen (1878 - 1961)*
  Alice Frances Bowen (1913 - 1918)*
  Philip F Bowen (1914 - 2005)*
  William Edward Bowen (1919 - 1997)*
  Frances Elaine Bowen Woltman (1922 - 1990)*
  Kathryn Bowen Taylor (1869 - 1952)*
  Mary Bowen (1870 - 1950)*
  Daniel Bowen (1870 - 1947)*
  Ellen Agnes Bowen Dillon (1872 - 1932)*
  Philip Henry Bowen (1875 - 1942)*
  William F. Bowen (1876 - 1951)
  Alice Elizabeth Bowen (1879 - 1937)*
  Martha Ann Bowen McIntyre (1880 - 1972)*
  Margaret Bowen Williams (1887 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section C, Lot 15
Created by: MRB
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66997060
William F. Bowen
Added by: Glenn Harris
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