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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 2 February 1904
(my g. grandfather)

Martin Luther BOWER was born in Pickaway Co, OH, Aug. 15, 1840, and died at his home near this city Feb 2, 1904, aged 63 years, 5 months, and 17 days.

In the year 1850 he moved with his parents from Ohio to Illinois, where he lived until manhood. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. G of the 47th Illinois infantry and served his country in the great Civil War of 3 years and 3 months and returned to Illinois in 1864.

In 1865 he was married to Louisa Catherine NIXON at Peoria, IL and in 1872 he moved to Kansas where he has since resided. To this union were born nine children: seven girls and two boys, all of whom survive him. Mr. BOWER was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his many friends.

The funeral services were held at the Blocker church, Feb 4, at ten o'clock by the pastor and the remains
were interred in the Blocker Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad sorrow.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

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