Arthur Joseph Bowser

Arthur Joseph Bowser

Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Death 17 Jul 1935 (aged 72)
La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Burial Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 66619481 · View Source
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Son of Lewis and Elizabeth (Noel) Bowser.

Husband of Annette (Drago) Bowser, married twice and divorced. Married third to Olive Burrell briefly.

Father of Thura Sills 1884-1931 (Lafayette, IN), Frances Fletcher 1886-1984 CA and Arthur Jr 1893-1990 Arlington, VA .

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AJ Bowser established the first daily newspaper in Valparaiso in September 1882 which did not last long.

On April 2, 1882 he went to Chesterton and took over the existing Chesterton Tribune and ran it until 1925 when he sold it to John Graessle.

He was the reading clerk in the Indiana Senate in 1899 and from 1907 to 1911, he served as Senator from Lake and Porter County.

This picture was taken in 1908 when AJ Bowser was a member of the Friday Night Club. It was in a Roy Hubbard photo album at the Westchester Twp History Museum, 700 W Porter Ave, Chesterton, IN.

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  • Created by: Eva Hopkins
  • Added: 7 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66619481
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Joseph Bowser (28 Oct 1862–17 Jul 1935), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66619481, citing Graceland Memorial Park, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Eva Hopkins (contributor 47159848) .