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Lewis Fowler
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Birth: Mar. 5, 1825
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1906
Gentry County
Missouri, USA

Lewis Fowler was the son of Augustine Fowler (1798-) and Maria Read married on Feb. 11, 1823.
Augustine's parents were: William Fowler (1773-1853) and Sarah Wood married on Nov. 23, 1794.
William's parents were: Luther Fowler (1739-) and Anna Woodward married in May, 1762.
Luther's parents were: Jonathan Fowler (1685-1774) and Hannah Pettibone married on July 3, 1734.
Jonathan was the son of Samuel Fowler (1652-1739) and Abigail Brown (1662-) married on Nov. 6, 1683.
Samuel's parents were: Ambrose Fowler (1626-Dalbury, Lees, Derby, England and died on Oct. 18, 1704 in Westfield, Hampden, Mass. and Joanna (Jane) Alvord married on May 6, 1646-Whitestaunton, Somersetshire, England. (NOTE: I have much, much more on the Fowler Family Line.--Check out Sir William Fowler, died 1466, buried St. Dunstan's Chapel of Westminster Abbey)
From book, "ROOTS of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints in SOUTHERN IOWA" by Pearl Wilcox...Lewis Fowler met the Smith Party in Davis City and carried them in his wagon toward the Lamoni settlement. They had not traveled far when they were caught in a heavy rainstorm, and they took shelter for the night in the Fowler home. The morning brought clear skies, and they drove on to the Colony. Page 346.
Lewis' obit is written in the same book on page 347...LEWIS FOWLER and his family had come to live on a farm a few miles from the Colony in 1874. He had married Esther Holcomb, and to this union eleven children were born. Lewis had united with the Reorganized Church in 1865 at Amboy, Illinois (baptised by Elder Phineas Caldwell) and was ordained a priest in 1866. It was on the farm that Esther died in December 1886, survived by eight of their children. In 1890 Lewis married Mrs. Susan Beck who died June 7, 1906. After her death, he was in failing health, and he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Laura Rabidou of Albany, where he died August 25, 1906. The funeral was from the home where he died conducted by F.C. Warnkey of Kansas City. Elder H.A. Stebbins made a brief address and offered prayer at the grave. Mr. Fowler was one of the pioneers in farming the settlement in Decatur County, which culminated in the city of Lamoni. A man of unusual energy, he struggled with the adversities of life bravely, until worn out with labor and disease, and then sank peacefully to rest.
From "Memoirs of President Joseph Smith III-1832-1914, October 29, 1935 Page 1392..."Spying Out the Country"...Procuring from Brother Lewis Fowler, sen., a team and a light wagon, we left that place on the 19th, having spent a few days in visiting and enjoying the services of the Saints.
OBIT From Saints Herald--Page 854 Vol. 53 Year 1906...FOWLER, Priest Lewis Fowler, at Albany, Missouri. Born March 5, 1825. United with the church at Amboy, Illinois, 1865. Ordained a priest, 1866; lived a faithful life, and died rejoicing in the hope of eternal life through the gospel of Christ, August 25, 1906. The remains were taken to Lamoni, Iowa and buried in Rose Hill Cemetery by the side of his wife, who preceded him twenty years. (Please NOTE: Lewis is buried in an unmarked grave next to Esther)
Baptism: April 26, 1896, LDS Church in Amboy, Lee County, Illinois by Charles Williams, Phineas Caldwell. Ordained Priest 1866, RLDS Church in Amboy, Lee County, Illinois by Charles Williams, Phineas Caldwell.
Obit--Newspaper unknown...Mr. Lewis Fowler, one of the early settlers of Lamoni, passed very peacefully to his rest, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Robidoux, at Albany, Missouri on Saturday August 25, 1906. He was married to Esther Holcomb in 1850, and eleven children were born to this couple, three of whom are dead. Mrs. Fowleer died in 1886 and he married Susan Beck in 1899. He was one of the pioneers in farming the settlement in Decatur County which culminated in the city of Lamoni. 
Family links: 
  Esther M Holcomb Fowler (1830 - 1886)
  Susan M. Bower Fowler (1825 - 1906)*
  Eva May Fowler Bradley (1854 - 1922)*
  Lewis August Fowler (1857 - 1915)*
  George F Fowler (1859 - 1936)*
  Harriet Eileen Fowler Lasley (1861 - 1942)*
  Laura Fowler Robidoux (1871 - 1941)*
  Elma Elizabeth Fowler Goold (1873 - 1951)*
  Edmond Reed Fowler (1876 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Jun 18, 2003
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