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 Isaac Newton Bowen

Isaac Newton Bowen

Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Death 9 Jun 1915 (aged 55)
Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Burial Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section J Row 12 Grave 10
Memorial ID 62945517 · View Source
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Husband of Lizzie Sherman Troxel. Son of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte Bowen and Delila Catherine Norris


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, June 17, 1915


As stated in this paper last week, Isaac N. Bowen died suddenly on Wednesday morning, June 9th, 1915, while harnessing his ponies. He was found a few minutes later, and physicians who were summoned stated that his demise was due to heart failure.

Largely attended funeral services, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Burhl Gilpin, were held at the family home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Chariton cemetery.

Isaac Newton Bowen, son of J. N. B. and D. C. Bowen, was born two miles north of Chariton, Iowa, on Feb. 29th, 1860. He was the second youngest child of a family of seven children, all having passed away except Mrs. Jane Robinson, of Dodge City, Kansas; George, whose present address is unknown; Mrs. Lizzie Farber, of Hoxie, Kansas; and H. L. Bowen, of this city.

His life was spent in and near Chariton, with the exception of ten years spent with his parents in Missouri between 1865 and 1875. From the latter period until 1879, he resided on a farm near this city with his parents.

He taught school in this county during 1879, and the following year he attended the Oskaloosa College in Oskaloosa. While in that city he was converted and united with the Christian church. After leaving college he taught in several country schools in this county.

He was united in marriage to Miss Lizzie S. Troxel, of Chariton, on June 17th, 1886, and to this union one son, Clyde, was born in 1901, who died before he was a year old. One adopted child also died in infancy. Three other adopted children were taken into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bowen, and tenderly cared for. They are Mrs. Oliver Trautwein and Wade and Leith Bowen, all of this place, who with the sorrowing wife will have the deep sympathy of the community.

Mr. Bowen was for a time principal of the Russell and Derby schools, and discontinued teaching to go into the office of O. E. Payne as deputy county clerk. He also filled this office during the terms of Henry Blous, making eight years in this office, from 1889 to 1897.

He held a commission as First Lieutenant of Company H at the time that organization departed for the Spanish-American War in 1898, but he did not go beyond Des Moines, but received a commission on the Adjutant General's staff during the summer of 1898. He then returned to Chariton and entered into the real estate business.

He was elected mayor of Chariton, holding the office for two years, 1904-1905, and then returned to the real estate and insurance business, which he conducted until his death. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., Knights of Pythias, Homesteaders, and Modern Woodmen of America organizations, the I.O.O.F. having charge of the funeral services.

Mr. Bowen was honest and upright in all his dealings with fellow men, always willing and anxious to help others when needed. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances, and his sudden death was a great shock, not only to his family, but to the entire community. He was public spirited and progressive, and a staunch champion of every worthy cause.





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