Miscellaneous Cambria County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
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Johnstown Tribune May 11, 1905
THE DEATH ROLL
Isaac B. Bowser Isaac B. Bowser who died shortly before noon yesterday at his home in West Taylor Township was born in Blair County in March 1828 and was a brother of David Bowser who is still a resident of that county. Isaac Bowser came to Johnstown over fifty years ago and had since resided in this vicinity. He was a carpenter by trade and worked in that capacity for the Cambria Iron Company soon after that concern began operations here in 1853. The greater part of his life was spent in farming in West Taylor Township. The cause of his death was cancer. He had been confined to his home since Christmas. The deceased was married twice, the first time to Kate Stombaugh, a sister of John Stombaugh, of Coopersdale, and the second time to Rose Ann Smith. His first wife died about forty years ago. He is survived by his second wife and the following children: William F of Morrellville; Jacob L of Kansas City, MO., Jane wife of George Leadbeater of Morrellville and Margaret wife of Arthur McMillen of West Taylor Township children of the first union: Benjamin, Adolphus Grant, and Bryan Morrell Bowser, of West Taylor Township children of the second union. Isaac B. Bowser served two enlistments in the Rebellion, the first in Company A. One Hundred and Thirty-Third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, under Capt Abraham Kopelln having enlisted for nine months in August 1862. the second one was in Company K One Hundred and Eighty-Seventh Regiment P V under Capt. George G. Lovett, he enlisted in this regiment in May 1864. this regiment was for the funeral obsequles of President Lincoln in April 1865. it was assigned to the head of the procession on its way from the B & O Station to Independence Hall, Philadelphia and was left as guard of honor while the remains lay in state in the Quaker City. Mr. Bowser was a member of Emory Fisher Post 30, Grand Army of the Republic and was identified with the Garfield Street Evangelical Church in Morrellville. The funeral will take place at 12 o'clock Friday when the Rev. William E Bassett, pastor of the Evangelical Church will conduct the obsequles at the church on Benshoff Hill. The remains will be laid to rest in the church cemetery. The officers of Emory Fisher Post will have charge of the funeral.
Johnstown Tribune April 29, 1911
DEATH OF MRS. BOWSER
Aged West Taylor Township Woman Passes Away After an Illness lasting Six Weeks. Mrs. Rosanna Smith Bowser widow of Isaac B. Bowser died this morning at 4:10 o'clock at the Bowser homestead in West Taylor Township after an illness lasting six weeks aged seventy-eight years and five months. The deceased was a daughter of Peter and Anna Smith and was born near Osterburg, Bedford County. She was one of a family of five children and is the third of the number to pass away. Her surviving brother is Samuel Smith of Osterburg and Mrs. Hannah Young of Ryat is a sister. The deceased was married twice the first time to Aaron Bowser who was killed in an accident in West Taylor Township about fifty years ago.The second husband was Isaac B Bowser brother of Aaron Bowser and he died below Coopersdale about six years ago. Both husbands were Union soldiers during the Rebellion. Mrs. Bowser is survived by the following children: George C Bowser of Decker Avenue, Mrs. Elizabeth Clevenger of the Nine-tenth Ward; Benjamin F, Adolphus G, and Bryan M Bowser all of West Taylor Township. She is also survived by thirty grandchildren and twenty- two great-grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Monday. The remains will be lifted at noon and services are to be held in the Benshoff Hill Church of the Brethren at 1:30 o'clock by the Rev. W. E. Bassett, pastor of the Franklin-street Evangelical Church, Interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Johnstown Tribune May 3, 1926
BENJAMIN F. BOWSER EXPIRED LAST NIGHT
Deceased was Son of Isaac Bowser and Was Born in Taylor Township in 1869 Benjamin Franklin Bowser whose health had been impaired for the last few months died at his home in Bowserdale, West Taylor Twp. at 8 o'clock last evening aged 56 years and seven months. His death was due to lung trouble. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Bowserdale Evangelical Church by the pastor the Rev. J. M. Sanders with interment in Benshoff Hill Cemetery. Benjamin F. Bowser was born on the Bowser farm in Bowserdale, Taylor Township in the fall of 1869 and was a son of Isaac Bowser, one of the settlers in that district. Isaac Bowser's death occurred there about 82 years ago. Benjamin Bowser was a brother of Bryan Bowser of West Taylor Twp. and Adolphus Bowser of Dilltown, Indiana County and was a half brother of George Bowser of Decker ave. and Mrs Margaret McMillen of Spring street, Morrellville. The deceased and Mrs. Nancy Mitchell daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Mitchell were married in Conemaugh in 1897 by the Rev. I. E. Baviland of the Evangelical Association. Mrs. Bowser survives her husband with these sons and daughters; Isaac Bowser of Pole Hollow, and Mary. Daniel , Emanuel, Nora, Rose, Benjamin, Thomas, Alma, Melda, Harry and Angeline all at home. Benjamin F Bowser was for a number of years employed in the Franklin plant of the Cambria Steel Works.
JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE 1944
Mrs. Nancy E. Bowser 63 who had been ill for the past seven weeks died last midnight at the home of her daughter, Alma, wife of William Adams, Johnstown, RD 2 Conemaugh Twp. Mrs. Bowser was the widow of Benjamin Franklin Bowser, who died 18 years ago. She was born in West Taylor Twp., a daughter of Philip and Martha (Bowser) Mitchell both deceased. Surviving are nine children--Isaac 381/2 Cooper Ave.; Emanuel and Benjamin, West Taylor Twp.; Nora, wife of N. E. Constable, Davidsville; Mrs. Alma Adams, mentioned: Melda wife of Harry Adams, Ipana, Ill' Thomas, Lower Yoder Twp; Angeline at home,and Pvt. Harry W with the Army in North Africa. Four children Mary, Daniel, Rose and Elda preceded Mrs. Bowser in death. She also leaves 15 grandchildren and four brothers and two sisters -- Jonathan and James Mitchell, West Taylor Twp. Albert, Morrell Pl William, Jackson Twp. Mrs. Elda Kaufman, Windber and Mrs. Elizabeth Kaufman, York. Friends may pay their respects at the Isaac Bowser home 381/2 Cooper Ave. the deceased was a member of the Bowserdale Evangelical Church, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon . In charge of Rev. J. M. Miller. Interment will be in the Benshoff Hill Cemetery under the direction of S. J. Conway.
Johnstown Tribune June 3, 1963
BOWSER -- Isaac 63 , 64 Cooper Avenue, died morning of June 2, 1963 at Memorial Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1899 in Johnstown son of Benjamin and Nancy (Mitchell) Bowser. Survived by widow former Minnie Ribblet, and these Children; Mrs Elmer Rhodes, East Aurora, N Y ; Mrs Ralph Doell, Cramer; Milford, Savage, Minn. and Mrs Robert King, Columbus, Ohio also 9 grandchildren; Brother of Emanuel, Nora, Benjamin, Thomas, Alma, Melda, Harry and Angeline. Pensioner of Johnstown Plant, Bethlehem Steel Co. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at A. A. Wagner Funeral Home. Service there at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. William West , Interment Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
Johnstown Tribune June 21, 1971
BOWSER Mrs. Minnie 78 , 64 Cooper Ave. died June 20, 1971 at Memorial Hospital. Born April 22, 1893, in West Taylor Twp. daughter of George and Sarah (Rager) Ribblet. Preceded in death by husband Isaac Morrell Bowser; daughter, Melvina Rhodes and son, Chester. Survived by two daughters Mrs. Ruby Doell, Cramer, Pa' and Mrs Shirley King, Columbus, Ohio and son Milford, Savage, Minn; also nine grandchildren. Member of Fairfield Avenue EUB Church. Friends received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the A. A. Wagner Funeral Home where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Bell. Interment Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
Johnstown Tribune Aug. 20, 1928
CHESTER C. BOWSER Chester Calvin Bowser aged 23 months, son of Morrell and Minnie (Ribblett) Bowser of 347 Butler Ave. Morrellville died at 9:15 o'clock last night at Memorial Hospital. Death was due to Tubercular Meningitis. He had been ill 16 days. In addition to his parents the child is survived by two sisters, Melvina and Ruby and one brother Milford Bowser. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 Wednesday at the residence in charge of the Rev. J. H. Boozer, Bowserdale.
ADAMS -- Mrs Melda Rachel (Bowser) 60, 534 Wood St. died July 16, 1979 at Mercy Hospital. Born Oct. 13, 1918 in Cambria Co. daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Nancy Ellen (Mitchell) Bowser. Preceded in death by parents and husband, Harry Morgan Adams. Survived by two sons: Harry Morgan Adams Jr married to former Nancy Elaine Thomas and Charles Franklin Adams married to former Linda Jane Dietz also granddaughter Melissa Elaine. Sister of Elma Adams, Angela Leroy, Nora Moreland and Harry Bowser. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Stephen J. Conway Funeral Home, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday the Rev. Keith E. Mong. Interment Grandview Cemetery. In leu of flowers family requests contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society.
Leroy -- Angeline M 56, Bowsell RD 2 died march 5, 1981 at Lee Hospital. Born Feb. 13, 1925 in Johnstown, daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Mitchell) Bowser. preceded in death by parents, husband, Leland B who died July 1957. sisters--Mary , Rose, Elda, and Melda-- and brothers--Isaac, Daniel, Emanuel, Benjamin, Thomas, and Harry. Survived by daughters, Alice, wife of Lawrence Owens, Rockville, Md. and Nancy, wife of Robert Kalina Jr. Bowsell RD 2, also four grandchildren--Vickie and Chris Owens and Missy and Bobby Kalina. Sister of Nora Moreland and Elma Adams, both of Windber. Member of Maple Springs Church of the Brethren. Family receiving friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at George E Mason Funeral Home, Davidsville, where service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Carroll S Ringgold. Interment Benshoff Hill Cemetery.
JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE Jan. 2, 1999
BOWSER-- Milford D., Savage Minn. formerly of Johnstown died Jan. 21, 1999. Born June 5, 1928 in Johnstown son of Isaac Morrell and Minnie (Ribblett) Bowser. Preceded in death by parents, daughter, brother and sister. Survived by wife, Mary (Kehoe) Bowser six children, 21 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also survived by sisters Ruby Doell, Cramer and Shirley King, Columbus Ohio. Funeral services will be in Minnesota.
Johnstown Tribune July 10, 1891
This aged gentleman whose fatal Illness was recently noted in the TRIBUNE, expired yesterday at his home in West Taylor Twp. near Cambria Furnace. He was born in Bedford Co. but in early life located where he died. He was married three times. His first wife was Sophia Riblett. She bore him ten children all of whom are living. She died June 1, 1864. His second wife was widow Kerns. She died fifteen years ago. His third wife who survives him was the widow of Abram Dishong. When the Cambria Furnace was in blast Mr. Bowser was a collier. During the war he was a brave soldier. For many years he was in charge of the water Company's Laurel Run and Wildcat Dams. His remains will be interred tomorrow at Benshoff's.
INDIANA GAZETTE Nov. 22, 1905
TRIVIAL CUT CAUSES DEATH
Four Months After Injury Woman Dies Of Blood Poisoning A trivial cut in her thumb sustained while she was cutting a slice of Ham eight weeks ago resulted on Friday morning in the death of Catherine, wife of George Adams of Prosser Hollow in Cambria County . The wound at the time it was inflicted attracted only passing notice and Mrs Adams experienced neither inconvenience nor pain from it for a month, when it began to trouble her, and finally she was compelled to seek the service of a physician. Mrs Adams was able to be around until Wednesday evening when she became suddenly very ill and was put to bed. Dr. E. J. Burkhart was summoned early Thursday morning. In the afternoon a consultation of three or four physicians was held when it was learned that the puss following the wound had affected the heart and nervous system. Mrs Adams rapidly declined passing away at 4:55 Friday morning. The deceased was the mother of Walter Adams of Bolivar.
JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE March 17, 1924
GEORGE ADAMS 82, SUDDENLY EXPIRES
Well-Known Prosser Holler Resident and Civil War Veteran Dies This Morning George Adams aged 82 years died suddenly at 3:50 o'clock this morning at his home in Prosser Hollow, West Taylor Township. His health had been impaired for several months but he was not compelled to stay in bed. He retired early last night but in the early morning suddenly collapsed and died before a physician could be summoned. The deceased was a son of Andrew and Lucinda (Weaver) Adams and was born in Taylor Twp. April 6, 1842. During the Civil War he offered his services to the Governor in place of his brother, Peter Adams who was married and was assigned to Co. F 149th Regiment P. V. I. which was a part of the Old Bucktail Regiment under command of Col. Roy Stone. George Adams' Captain was James Post. Who was captured during the Battle of the Wildness in Va. where Private Adams was also taken prisoner and served almost a year in Andersonville Prison. Mr. Adams was honorably discharged from the Army in June 1865. Upon his return to Johnstown he resumed his work for the Cambria Iron Company and remained with the company until about six years ago, when he became a pensioner. The Deceased's wife died here about 1905. She was Catherine Bowser and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs George L. Bowser. The following sons and daughters survive their father: George, James, Joseph, Jacob of West Taylor Twp. Sylvester and Harvey of the 20th ward and Michael of the 21st ward, Anna wife of Alvin Rininger of Morrellville and Louise wife of Thomas McKeel of Wehrum. In addition to these he is survived by 45 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon with the burial in the Benshoff Hill Cemetery. The Rev. F. W. Ellenberger of the Evangelical Church will have charge of the service.
Daughter of James Leonard and Florence Black
Jean M. Henderson Native of the Gamble Hollow area, survived by children, grandchildren Jean M. Henderson 66, of New Florence, died Friday May 9, 2003 at her home. The daughter of the late Leonard and Florence Black, she was born March 14, 1937, in the Gamble Hollow area of West Wheatfield Township. Surviving are these children: Cathy wife of Mike Krause; Sharon wife of David Mundorf and Ronald married to the former Stacey Glass all of New Florence; these grandchildren: Crystal Baird, Corinne Geisweidt, Benjamin and Joshua Henderson; eight great grandchildren; and these sisters and brothers: Ronald Black, Indian Falls NY; Betty Redilla, Blairsville; Virginia wife of James Laskey, Albion NY and Lenora Durham, Oakfield NY. She is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd G Henderson and a granddaughter, Marley Henderson A funeral service was held Tuesday at Stuart Funeral Home, New Florence with the Rev. Allyn K. Guiffre officiating. Interment was in Germany Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lee Regional Hospice, 117 Work Drive, Johnstown, Pa 15904
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