The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 William J Sowers

William J Sowers

Birth
Death 1967 (aged 97–98)
Burial Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 35 Row 7
Memorial ID 31716880 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Timothy M. Coplin
  • Added: 25 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31716880
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William J Sowers (1869–1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31716880, citing Riverview Cemetery, Streator, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Timothy M. Coplin (contributor 47065686) .