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John Alexander Bower
Birth: Oct. 15, 1885
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1965
Neosho County
Kansas, USA

An interesting tidbit of family lore is that John A. Bower's daughter, Joan, from his first marriage to Lotus Burlingame, married the son Duane, of his 2nd wife Edith, from her marriage to Floyd Zieger. This made John the father-in-law of his step-son.

John shares a headstone and plot with his first wife, Lotus (Burlingame) Bower. His second wife, Edith Mae (Smith) Bower is buried alongside her third husband, Lee R. Cox in the same cemetery.

Published Feb. 22, 1965 - Chanute, KS

John A Bower, 79, of 123 N. Forest, Chanute, Kansas, died yesterday afternoon after a brief illness, at Neosho Memorial Hospital, Chanute, Kansas.

He was born Oct. 15, 1885 in Chanute, Kansas, the son of John Wesley & Nancy Eleanor (Allison) Bower.

He was united in marriage to Lotus Burlingame in 1908 at Moline, Kansas. She died in 1928.

In 1959 he married Edith (Smith) Cox at Anaheim, California.

He was a lumberman, retiring after 51 years of service in 1959 from the Chanute Lumber Company. He started work in 1908 as a delivery man and retired as the manager.

He was a member of the First Christian Church, Cedar Lodge No. 103, AF & AM, Sunflower Chapter OES, White Shrine of Jeruselum, and the Senior Citizens Club.

He is survived by his widow, Edith, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. H.A. Koenig, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Mrs. Duane Zeiger, of Anaheim, CA; a son, George Bower of Long Beach, CA; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother Ralph of Colorado Springs, CO; and a sister, Mrs. Nina Carwile of 1207 W. Main, Chanute, KS.

Funeral service will be Tuesday in the Koch-Skinner Memorial Home with the Rev. LaMoine Waldron, pastor of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Kansas, with a graveside service conducted by the Masonic Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the local chapter of the American Heart Association, and may be left with the funeral home.

Family links: 
  John Wesley Bower (1857 - 1939)
  Nancy Eleanor Allison Bower (1859 - 1939)
  Lotus Bernice Burlingame Bower (1888 - 1928)
  Edith Mae Smith Bower (1886 - 1977)
  George Wesley Bower (1907 - 1967)*
  Alice Dean Bower Koenig (1910 - 1982)*
  Joan B Bower Zeiger (1920 - 1999)*
  Raymond Everett Bower (1881 - 1942)*
  Nina Loretta Bower Carwile (1883 - 1976)*
  John Alexander Bower (1885 - 1965)
  Lulu Maud Bower (1888 - 1888)*
  Mabel Alice Bower (1890 - 1896)*
  Ralph W Bower (1896 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Neosho County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 170 Blk 01 Lot 007 Sp 03
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Originally Created by: TiogaRose
Record added: Oct 04, 2002
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John Alexander Bower
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John Alexander Bower
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