Martha Evelyn “Eva” <I>Miller</I> Scowden

Martha Evelyn “Eva” Miller Scowden

Marion, Linn County, Iowa, USA
Death 9 Apr 1936 (aged 63)
McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Smethport, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sec. 3, Lot 330, grave 2
Memorial ID 28374056 View Source
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There's a land where the birds are singing
And the skies are always blue,
On the other side of the rainbow
Where your soldier waits for you.
Safe at last from the sins of mankind
And the ravages of war,
On the other side of the rainbow
Is the son that you adore.
In his eyes is the light of Heaven —
On his face is the same loved smile —
On the other side of the rainbow
Where he'll greet you in a while.
World War Gold Star Mother Dead

Mrs. Eva Scowden Succumbs Following Operation

Mrs. Eva Scowden, 64, Farmers Valley Gold Star Mother, passed away at the Kane Community Hospital last Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The highly esteemed lady, who had been ill for several weeks, submitted to an operation on the day prior to her death.
Deceased was born in Iowa, a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Thompson. The family moved to Kinzua, where the subject of this sketch was united in marriage to Leon Scowden 46 years ago. The couple resided in the Bradford oil field for many years. Mr. Scowden died ten years ago.
James Rex Scowden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scowden, was killed in action in France during the World War while a member of Company I, Olean, N. Y. unit of the New York State National Guard's 108th Infantry Regiment. Private Scowden, aged 21, was shot through the heart by German machine gun fire on Sunday, Sept. 29, 1918, while lying in a shell hole with Sergeant Hans A. Benson of Colegrove Benson was wounded in the shoulder and arm at the same time — his right arm was amputated later.
In the summer of 1932 Mrs. Scowden was one of the Gold Star Mothers whom the U. S. government sent to France to visit graves of their sons.
The Farmers Valley woman's shrine was the great American cemetery of The Somme, where Rex sleeps in company with thousands of his fallen comrades.
Mrs. Scowden visited all of the battlefields on The French and Belgian Fronts, traveling a thousand miles overland.
Another son, Leslie Scowden, died In Bradford four years ago.
Mrs. Scowden was a member of the Auxiliary of Bucktail Post No. 138,
American Legion, of Smethport. She was an active member of the Valley Grange.
Sympathy is extended the family in their sad bereavement in the loss of a loving mother.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ella Skinner, of Smethport: Mrs. Margaret Dougan of Butler, Pa; Mrs. Arthur Braden of Mt. Jewett; and Mrs. Paul Mosier of Coryville; one son, L.E. Scowden of Farmers Valley; 20 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Julia English of Russell, Pa; Mrs. Bertha Krimble of Tulsa, OK and Mrs. Lydia Gross of Cyclone.
Funeral Services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Farmers Valley United Brethren Church, the pastor, Rev. H. H. Atkins, officiating.
Pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased, were: Rex, James and Gene Scowden and William, Lester and Fred Skinner.
Burial was in the family plot in Rose Hill Cemetery.

(McKean County Democrat April 13 1936)



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