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Charles W. Bowers
October 4, 1860–January 19, 1939
Rites Saturday For C. Bowers

Charles W. Bowers, son of Dr. J. D. and Sarah B. Bowers, was born in LaSalle County, Illinois, on October 4, 1860, and passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Harley Snyder, of Anamosa, on January 19, 1939, at the age of 78 years, three months and 15 days. At the age of five he came with his parents to Cass township, where Dr. Bowers, was a practicing physician. With the exception of the 18 years spent in Kansas, his entire life has been lived in this community.
On November 1, 1880, Mr. Bowers was united in marriage to Carrie Walbridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Walbridge, her father being a Civil war veteran. They were married by Bishop Isabell, the father of Col. Springer. In 1883 they moved to Kansas where they lived until 1901, when they returned to Anamosa. On November 1, 1930, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Bowers preceded him in death on December 20, 1936.
For many years Mr. Bowers was an active member of the K. P. Lodge, as well as taking part in other community activities. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Harley Snyder, he is survived by one brother, Ed, of Deer Creek, Oklahoma; two granddaughters, Mrs. Irene Finn, of Anamosa, and Geraldine Snyder of Cedar Rapids; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at the Loder Funeral home here Saturday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. James Delahooke, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.

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Source: Anamosa Eureka, January 26, 1939

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