Saturday, August 20, 2011

Squint Shot 082011

Clarence C. Stowe, b. Apr. 27, 1856, d. Jan. 4. 1951, and
Clara F. Stowe, born ________, 18__, d. Jan. 15, 1933.

I have not come across information on Mr. and Mrs. Stowe, but the name is very familiar to this area. To that end, here is the obituary, published in The Fowlerville Review in 1909, for William P. Stowe, an early pioneer:

Called Home~~William P. Stowe died at his home in this village early Thursday morning, after an illness of over three years, the probable result of a fall from a cherry tree.

He has been almost helpless much of the time and has had the care of an attendant for over two years, besides the tender care of his wife and son.

He was born in the township of Putnam, N.Y., Sept. 22, 1830, and married Bethsheba Hillman, March 1, 1855. In 1856, they came to Michigan and settled in the township of Conway and resided there until he moved to Fowlerville about 16 years ago. He was the father of two sons, George and W.E., the former passed over the river about 25 years ago. His wife did July 18, 1890, and in August, 1903, he married Mrs. Sarah Drew, who survives him. In early life, he was an active Christian worker and was a member of the M.E. church when he died.

He responded to the call of his country in its time of need and served faithfully as a soldier in the 9th Michigan until the close of the war. He was also a charter member of Fowlerville Lodge, I.O.O.F., and a member of Gilluly post. He was a man of honesty, integrity and was highly respected by a large circles of friends.

The funeral services will be held at the M.E. church Sunday morning at the regular hour for service, the Rev. W.G. Stephens officiating, and the remains will be interred in the Conway cemetery.

1 comment:

Craig Hacker Jr said...

Clarence C Stowe and Wirt Stowe were brothers. They lived in Iosco Twp. and there father was Hon. Isaac Stowe.