Obit: Bowen, Harlow (1890 - 1940)

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Surnames: Bowen, Smith, Neise, Brookens

----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1940

Bowen, Harlow (29 JUL 1890 - 28 SEP 1940)

Friends and residents of this community were saddened Saturday, Sept. 28, 1940, when they heard of the tragic death of Harlow Harvey Bowen, inflicted by his own hand at his farm home three and one-half miles northwest of Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.).

Harlow Harvey Bowen, 50, was born on July 29, 1890, at Fennimore, Grant County, and was married to Ethel Smith of Fennimore on Nov. 23, 1911. The couple were parents of a family of seven children, five boys and two girls, his eldest son, Donald, preceded him in death 10 years ago.

Harlow Bowen was prominently known in his community, having been a resident of the township of Hoard for the past 21 years, and for the past 12 has been in daily contact with the public as he drove an oil truck making rural deliveries. He was a member of the International Odd Fellows Lodge. He was a loving husband and a faithful father. His absence in the family has saddened the hearts, not only of his family, but of his many friends.

Mr. Bowne is survived by his wife and six children, Floyd of Chicago, Lester of Owen, Millard and Bobby at home, Mrs. James Moore of Harrisonville, N.J., and Loretta of Wausau, Wis. Also surviving are four grandchildren, four brothers, Orrin Bowen of Woodman, Sherman of Richland Center, Irvin of Mt. Hope, and Franklin of Woodman; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Neise of Woodman, and Mrs. Eldon Brookens of Madison.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon from the Griebenow Funeral Parlors with Rev. J.H. Rostad, pastor of the First Congregational Church at Curtiss officiating. Interment was made in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Curtiss, Wis.

Besides the children, brothers and sisters and their families, that attended the funeral there were Mr. and Mrs. James Smith of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Adams of Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plath of Rockwell, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Will Smith of Stitzer; Mr. and Mrs. Algie Moore of Mason City, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mayheim of Montfort; and Mr. and Mrs. William Treloar of Mineral Point.



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