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 Frank G Bowman

Frank G Bowman

Birth
Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Death 24 Feb 1930 (aged 75)
Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Burial Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block B, lot 116
Memorial ID 34006883 · View Source
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Secretary of Chamber of Commerce and Founder of The News Victim of Paralysis

Frank Bowman, secretary of the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, died at his home on North Seventeenth Street, at 1:10 o'clock Monday afternoon after an extended illness. Paralysis was the cause of death. The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. W. A. Wimberly, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Mr. Bowman was born in Lexington on September 4, 1854. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Webb on April 3, 1883. The wife and four children survive as follows: Mrs. Hugh Rogers, Lexington; Mrs. James A. Rankin, Claremont, California; Mrs. John S. Percival, Detroit, Michigan; and John Bowman of Kansas City.

Stricken with paralysis on October 22, last, Mr. Bowman later rallied considerably and was believed to be on the road to recovery, but later developments brought gradual weakening.

Mr. Bowman was the founder of The Lexington News and for many years operated this newspaper in partnership with a brother. He was a man of strong convictions and unfailing adherences to the simple virtues. Through his political connections in later years he acquired friendships throughout the state and was widely admired for likeable qualities. He was postmaster at Lexington under the administration of Grover Cleveland, later became secretary of the state board of charities and correction. He was also deputy county recorder under Henry McNeel and enrolling clerk of the house of representatives for twelve years. He had been secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. (Lexington Intelligencer, Feb 27 1930)


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FRANK G BOWMAN
1854-1930


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  • Created by: Kruszka
  • Added: 19 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34006883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frank G Bowman (4 Sep 1854–24 Feb 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34006883, citing Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Lafayette County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Kruszka (contributor 47052111) .