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William J Sowers
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Birth: 1869
Death: 1967

As a young man, he attended a musical institute in Ohio. He studied cornet and violin for five years, having numerous extra jobs. In 1896, he was invited to teach at a conservatory of music on Main St. in Streator. He also ran a music and jewelry store. Many young musicians received encouragement from Mr. Sowers. He became director of Illinois State Band. In 1925, he suggested that Streator High School organize a band. In 1940, he encouraged the start of a grade school band.

-Riverview Cemetery: A self guided tour, 2nd ed. p 6. 
Riverview Cemetery
LaSalle County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 35 Row 7
GPS (lat/lon): 41.12374, -88.85017
Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
Record added: Nov 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31716880
William J Sowers
Added by: Timothy M. Coplin
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