Ira Benjamin Bowen, Jr. 1858-1934. Wife: Mary Eleanor Burke. I. B. Bowen, Jr., was publisher of the Morning Democrat newspaper for many years. Isaac Hiatt, 31 Years in Baker County, gives this history of the newspaper: "On Wednesday, May 11, 1870, the first number of the Bedrock Democrat was issued--the first newspaper published in Baker County--Abbot & McArthur, proprietors. ... In July, 1870, Abbot & McArthur dissolved partnership, the latter retiring from the business and Abbott continuing the publication of the Democrat as sole proprietor. With No. 12, Vol. 3, August 1, 1872, M. H. Abbott retired from the management of the paper and J. M. Shepherd assumed control as editor and proprietor, and the commencement of Vol. XI, May 5, 1875, announces that his son, H. C. Shepherd is associated with him as partner. December 15th, 1880, announces that his connection with the paper ceased, having sold out after eight years and four and one half months of editorial labor. Thereafter, it was issued by the Bedrock Publishing Company, I. B. Bowen, Jr., and J. T. Donnelly, local editors, until April 1, 1882, when there was a partial change of ownership. Thereafter, it was published by J. T. Donnelly & Co., until the 9th of May, 1887, when it was purchased by Bowen & Small, who have continued the Weekly Democrat and in addition have published the Morning Democrat, a daily paper for the past six years."
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