Sep. 1, 1921 Stevens Point Portage County Wisconsin, USA
Obituary: Stevens Point WI Gazette, Wednesday, September 7, 1921. Mrs. Patrick Bowden, a resident of Portage county 49 years and of the city for the past 14 years, passed away at her home, 114 Oak Street at 5:45 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Bowden underwent a surgical operation two years ago, from the effects of which she never fully recovered but she kept up and about the house almost continually until last week. Bridget D. Griffith was a native of County Mayo, Ireland, born there 75 years ago the 15th of February. Coming to America and locating at Hillsdale, Mich., she was married there May 30, 1870 to Patrick Bowden. A couple of years later they moved to Buena Vista township this county, and operated a farm for 35 years. Mr. Bowden passed away a few years ago. Surviving members of the family are four daughters and one son, Mrs. Ed Nelson of Ladysmith,; Mrs. Arthur J. Gunderson of this city; Richard Bowden, who was in the Phillippines when last heard from; Mrs. Geo. Turrish of Buena Vista and Mrs. Jesse Bentley of this city. An only brother, Michael Griffith, lives at Omosso, Michigan. There are also fourteen grandchildren. Mrs. James McTigue, sister of the deceased died two months ago. Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's church Monday morning at 9 o'clock and interment took place beside her husband in the parish cemetery.