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William Johnson Bowdish
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1879
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1940
Flathead County
Montana, USA

The Daily Inter Lake
Tuesday, April 16, 1940
page five

William J. Bowdish

Funeral services for William J. Bowdish were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Waggener & Campbell Chapel by Rev. C. S. Kleckner of the Central Christian Church. The chapel and adjoining rooms were filled by the many friends attending and many beautiful flowers were banked about the casket. Clide Carr sang three solo selections, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Carr. Members of the Grange attended in a body and Master Floyd Johnson conducted services at the graveside, assisted by Mrs. N. E. Johnson, Chaplain. At the grave the Grange quartet, composed of Mrs. Roger Smith, Mrs. Charles Smith, Harry Hunt and P. E. Odeman sang two hymns. Friends acting as pallbearers were Claude Iseminger, O. W. Gowdey, H. O. Swisher, Joseph Cuhel, Charles Smith and Clyde Iseminger. Interment was made in the Conrad Memorial Cemetery

William Johnson Bowdish was born Jan. 1, 1879, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. His parents, John and Malissa Bowdish, were with the army hospital service. They moved to the Flathead in 1887 when William was nine years of age. They were among the first settlers in the valley and Mr. Bowdish lived to see the valley change from its virgin state and was actively interested in all phases of its development.
He went to school at Old Demersville before the birth of the city of Kalispell. He was married June 4, 1903, to Miss Myrtle Thurman of Kalispell and to this union three children were born.
Mr. Bowdish passed away April 12, 1940, at his farm home 10 miles north of Kalispell.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Bowdish at home; one son, Meredith Bowdish, of Los Angeles, California, and one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Haake of Whitefish; also three brothers, John of Medford, Oregon; Charles and Harry Bowdish of Kalispell; and four grandchildren. 
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  Myrtle May Thurman Bowdish (1882 - 1965)*
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Conrad Memorial Cemetery
Flathead County
Montana, USA
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Record added: Feb 02, 2007
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