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John Bowers Adkins

  • Birth 15 Nov 1879
  • Death 6 Nov 1954
  • Burial Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 26475321

Adkins, John Bowers
Last Rite For John B. Adkins Held Here Sunday

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Columbus Funeral home for
John Bowers Adkins, who died at his home about noon the preceding day. He would
have been 75, Nov. 15.

Mr. Adkins, a member of one of the county's oldest pioneer families, had been in
frail health much of his life and had been an invalid since falling at his home
about 3 years ago.

Dr. Norman L. Roberts of the First Baptist church officiated and burial was In
the family plot in Odd Fellows Rest.

A grandson of Dr. John H. Bowers, prominent physician in the county In the
1800',s. Mr. Adkins had spent his entire life here. His grandfather practiced
medicine In the family of Lawrence Washington, great nephew of George
Washington, who once lived In the south part of Colorado county. Some ot the
relicts of the Washington family remain in the Adkins home here.

Mr. AdkIns, a bachelor; had lived alone since the death of his mother, Mrs.
Jennle Bowers Adkins, in 1944. His father, WilIiam Lucious Adkins, a lawyer,
died In 1920.

Closest surviving relatives are an aunt, Mrs. B. L. Vineyard, and 2 first
cousins, Mrs. J. H. Foster and Mrs. T. P. Haley, all of Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Sam K. Seymour, Gus Miller, Creston and Ernest Gay, Jim Youens
and. Sam Harbert Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, November 11, 1954"

Family Members

Gravesite Details Parents: William Lucious and Jeannie Smith (Bowers) Adkins





  • Created by: Shirley
  • Added: 28 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26475321
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Bowers Adkins (15 Nov 1879–6 Nov 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26475321, citing Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Shirley (contributor 46804251) .