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Emily Jane Thrap Hughes Bowen
March 20, 1854–July 14, 1939

Funeral Services were held at the U.B. Church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Emily Bowen. For many years she was a resident of Morley and was active in church and social affairs here.
For the past few years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Wells in Anamosa, where she died Friday night, July 14, 1939 having reached the age of 85 years.
She leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Nelson Hughes of Anamosa, William Hughes of Canada; three daughters, Mrs. Nelli Wells of Anamosa, Mrs. Jennie Miller of Morley, and Mrs. Katie Sampica of Marion, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Services were conducted by Sammie Weaver and burial was at the Green Cemetery. Sympathy from the many friends in Morley is extended to the bereaved relatives.

Submitted by: Charles R. Stivers
Source: Anamosa Eureka, Thursday, July 20, 1939.
Note: Emily Jane Thrap was born March 20, 1854. She was the daughter of William Wilson Thrap and Joanna Sherman Thrap. Her mothers parents were Joshua and Joanna Sherman.
She[Space]married William Matthew Hughes January 1, 1882, and had the following children: William Lewis Hughes, born in 1883, Nellie Venius Hughes, born July 29, 1885, Jennie Lorena Hughes, born July, 29 1887, Nelson Stanley Hughes, born September 1, 1889, Kathryn Ruth Hughes, born June 4, 1891, and Gladys Amber Hughes, born July 29, 1893. They were divorced in May 29, 1899.
Emily[Space]married Thomas Bowen December 23, 1913. He preceded her in death.


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