Lewis August Fowler

Lewis August Fowler

Minonk, Woodford County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Sep 1915 (aged 58)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot South Block 1, Lot 105, Space 9
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Lewis August Fowler was born April 29, 1857 in Minonk, Lee County, Illinois and died September 28, 1915 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. He was the son of Lewis Fowler and Esther Holcomb Fowler. He married Henrietta "Hattie" Brill in December 1878 in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa. To this union eight children were born.
Lewis A. moved withhis parents in 1875 from Amboy, Lee County, Illinois to Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, then in 1897 moved his family to St. Joseph, Buchanon County, Missouri and finally to Kansas City, Missouri in 1904.
He was the owner of L.A. Fowler & Sons Contracting Firm located at 1411 Walnut. (Source: Pen & Sunlight Sketches of Greater Kansas City, 1915 page 112.)
At the time of his sudden death, he was an Elder in the RLDS Church and was President of the Fourth Kansas City Branch at 43 & Garfield.
The Saints Herald, December 20, 1905..."Kansas City, Missouri November 28, 1905. I have been thinking it might be of some interest to some of the Saints in Lamoni to know what we are doing in Kansas City, Missouri. Brother Bradley and Goold (his brother's-in-law) and myself and family, with other Saints, have organized a Sunday-School at 38th & Woodland Avenue, called the Ivanhoe Mission Sunday School. We are having the blessings as in days of old. May we all live worthy is my earnest prayer. Your Brother, L.A. Fowler."
Family history states that Lewis' construction company aided in the building of the Stone Church in Independence.
Baptism: July 2, 1871, RLDS Church, Amboy, Illinois by Edwin Calwell.
Burial: September 30, 1915. Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. South Block I, Lot 105.
Ordained Elder: September 18, 1910, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, by F.M. Smith.
Ordained Priest: August 5, 1916, Kansas City, Jackson, MO.
L.A. Fowler & Sons...the well known contracting firm of L.A. Fowler & Sons do all kinds of carpentering, cement contracting, brick and job work, while they have one of the most up-to-date cabinet maker's shops in the city (Greater Kansas City, Missouri) They are prepared to submit estimates on anything in wood, brick or cement, basing their estimates on the best class of materials and workmanship that is unexcelled. In the cabinet department, they have done the interior work in some of the city's most elegantly appointed homes, while in the contract department, they built an addition to the famous Baltimore Hotel, the Steele Building and the Young Women's Christian Association. Since establishing in business four years ago, this concern has rapidly forged to the front, and at the present time they give regular employment to fifteen to twenty experts. (1915)


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