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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 24 December 1928
(my g. grandmother)

Louisa Catherine NIXON, eldest daughter of Austin and Adeline NIXON was born May 16, 1849 near Oak Hill, Peoria CO, IL and passed from this
life December 24, 1928 at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 8 days.

She was united in marriage July 3, 1866 to Martin L. BOWER in Peoria, IL. To this union nine children were born, Charles A., who passed away Aug 26, 1921, Mrs. Eva HACKETT, Denver, CO; Mrs. Mattie DART. Washington; Mrs. Bessie THOMAS, who passed away Oct 26, 1918, Mrs. Minnie BROWN, and Mrs. Florence DAY of Haddam; Edgar BOWER of Narka; Mrs. Deena SPRING , Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mrs. Gertrude ELLIOTT, Morrowville.

She leaves to mourn one son, six daughters, one older
sister, Mrs. Mary SPEERS of Haddam, twenty-eight grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Her husband preceded her in death Feb 2, 1904. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Minnie BROWN, after almost six years of illness.

In the year 1872, she with her husband and two small children came to Washington Co, KS and settled on a
homestead five miles northeast of Haddam, now known as the CHAMPAGNE place.

Mrs. BOWER was a member of the Baptist church in the old log school house in the Blocker district, and again renewed her vows when Rev. HAINES was in charge. She was a faithful wife, enduring the hardships of pioneer life uncomplainingly, a kind and loving mother and an unselfish friend, respected by all.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec 26 at 2 o'clock at the Hickory Grove church with the Rev. LATIMER pastor of the church in charge.

Three appropriate numbers were sung by the male quartet consisting of Messers. WURTZ, WATERMAN, DILLER and WATSON of Morrowville.

Interment was made at the Hickory Grove Cemetery. (now Blocker)

-- Cards of Thanks -- We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for the kindness and assistance given us
during the illness and death of our mother. We wish to especially thank the singers and the friends for the floral offerings. - Mr. and Mrs. Guy BROWN, Mr. and Mrs. Will DART, Mr. and Mrs. Frank DAY, Mr. and Mrs. Edger BOWER, Mr. and Mrs. John ELLIOTT, Mr. and Mrs.John SPRING, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison HACKETT, Mrs. C. A. BONAR, The Guy THOMAS family, Wardwell BOWER.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Monday, November 26, 2001 00:39:54

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