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Joseph Eugene Bowen

Georgia, USA
Death 29 Aug 1948 (aged 80)
Georgia, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Although not a recent death, burial place is unknown
Memorial ID 38918564 · View Source
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Joseph is the great grandfather of this contributor.

According to Jeannette Holland Austin, compiler, 30,638 Burials in Georgia (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995), Joseph was buried in Saint Andrews Cemetery, Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia. There is no headstone there, and no clear records from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church that could prove a burial here. His obituary states he was buried at St. Francis Cemetery near Darien, this contributor has not found any cemetery by that name.

Joseph's obituary is a great example of "bad" facts in obituaries, as the cemetery is in question and Carol, is a female. My friends have teased me quite a bit about it:

Joseph's obituary was found in the Tuesday, August 31, 1948 issue of the Savannah Morning News, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia:

"Joseph Eugene Bowen

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in Darien for Joseph Eugene Bowen, 81, who died in a local hospital Sunday after a long illness.

Services will be conducted at 2 o'clock at the Darien Baptist Church by the Rev. William G. Studer. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, near Darien. The body will be at Fox and Weeks Funeral Home until leaving for the service.

Mr. Bowen is survived by one son, Hayden E. Bowen, Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Ashley Bowen, Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson, Donald Bowen, Norfolk; and a great-grandson, Carol Bowen, Norfolk."

Joseph worked for the railroads for many years in and around Georgia. He then moved to the Norfolk Virginia area where he was into "poultry". Contributor has very old faded photo of a home with what appears to be several poultry houses in the background of the photo that she suspects is Joseph's place in Norfolk.

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  • Created by: Carol
  • Added: 30 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38918564
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Eugene Bowen (May 1868–29 Aug 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38918564, ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 47092002) Unknown, who reports a Although not a recent death, burial place is unknown.