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Joseph Eugene Bowen
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Birth: May, 1868
Georgia, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1948
Georgia, USA

Joseph is the great grandfather of this contributor.

According to Jeannette Holland Austin, compiler, 30,638 Burials in Georgia (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995), Joseph was buried in Saint Andrews Cemetery, Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia. There is no headstone there, and no clear records from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church that could prove a burial here. His obituary states he was buried at St. Francis Cemetery near Darien, this contributor has not found any cemetery by that name.

Joseph's obituary is a great example of "bad" facts in obituaries, as the cemetery is in question and Carol, is a female. My friends have teased me quite a bit about it:

Joseph's obituary was found in the Tuesday, August 31, 1948 issue of the Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia:

"Joseph Eugene Bowen

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in Darien for Joseph Eugene Bowen, 81, who died in a local hospital Sunday after a long illness.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock at the Darien Baptist Church by the Rev. William G. Studer. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, near Darien. The body will be at Fox and Weeks Funeral Home until leaving for the service.

Mr. Bowen is survived by one son, Hayden E. Bowen, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Ashley Bowen, Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson, Donald Bowen, Norfolk; and a great-grandson, Carol Bowen, Norfolk."

Joseph worked for the railroads for many years in and around Georgia. He then moved to the Norfolk Virginia area where he was into "poultry". Contributor has very old faded photo of a home with what appears to be several poultry houses in the background of the photo that she suspects is Joseph's place in Norfolk.
Family links: 
  Hezekiah Bowen (1834 - 1908)
  Martha Ann Sikes Bowen (1835 - 1905)
  Minnie Maude Remley Bowen (1875 - 1946)*
  Hayden Eugene Bowen (1895 - 1966)*
  Mathew Bowen (1857 - 1921)*
  Samuel J Bowen (1860 - 1935)*
  Pheriba Bowen Beasley (1865 - 1939)*
  Lela Rebecca Bowen Akins (1868 - ____)*
  Joseph Eugene Bowen (1868 - 1948)
  Harley Bowen (1872 - 1948)*
  William Ashley Bowen (1875 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Specifically: Although not a recent death, burial place is unknown
Created by: Carol
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38918564

- William Kenneth Bowen
 Added: Feb. 14, 2015

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