Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Funeral Card Friday - William H. Bowen

    "A precious one from us has gone, . . . "   Gone but not forgotten was William Henry Bowen, my great granduncle, who was born 15 March 1860 in Vermilion Co., Illinois, and died 12 December 1908 in Oakwood Township, Vermilion Co.
   This funeral card printed in gold ink is among the pictures and memorabilia my mother pasted onto the pages of her "ancestor albums."
Josephine Bowen
   My connection to the Bowen family is through William Bowen's wife, Josephine Carrigan, who was born 28 June 1867 in Georgetown, Vermilion Co., Illinois, and died 28 May 1932 in Danville, Vermilion Co. She was the daughter of Henry and Lucretia (Savage) Carrigan. Josephine and William Bowen were married 1 Mar 1888 in Vermilion County.

   William and Josephine Bowen had three children -- Oscar, born 17 January 1889; Goldie L., born 2 October 1890; and Fred Leo, born 23 May 1895. All were born in Oakwood Township, in or near the community of Fithian.
   William and Josephine are buried in Stearns Cemetery in Oakwood Township.


  1. That is a great funeral card...how lucky to have the individual's photo on it!

  2. I think it's a great funeral card and I'm so glad my mother found it and saved it in her album.