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Elmer E. SowersMale 1864 - 1933  (68 years)


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  • Name Elmer E. Sowers  [1
    Born 24 Feb 1864  Grant County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1933  His Brother John W. Sowers' Barn Near West Liberty Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Jan 1933  Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3928  Our Back Rhodes Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Father Samuel Sower,   b. 31 Jan 1826, Tremont, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1891, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary Ellen King,   b. 17 Aug 1826, Tremont, Clark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1893, West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1851  Tremont, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage record for Samuel Sour is found on p. 241 of V
      ol. 3 of the Clark county marriage records.

      They applied for marriage on Dec. 28, 1850 as Sam'l Sour and Sarah Ellen King. The official certificate of marriage gives the correct name of Mary Ellen King. They were married by Rev. Jesse Goddard, minister of the M. E. church.
    Family ID F1227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • His obituary was found in the scrapbook of his great-niece Mabel Sowers Graham.

      Elmer W. Sowers, 68, was found dead in the barn, at the home of his brother John W. Sowers, and wife, with home he resided, one mile north of West Liberty, on the Bellefontaine road, last Friday afternoon, near 3 o'clock. Mr.. Sowers had eate n a hearty dinner, smoked a cigar, and about one o'clock went to the barn to look after some cattle. Mrs. Sowers was busy at her work and thought nothing about Elmer not returning to the house, and when her husband, who was away, came home abou t 3 o'clock, he went to the barn and found his brother lying dead on the barn floor. Dr. Herbert L. Mikesell, of West Liberty, County Coroner, was called, and gave a verdict of death from a heart attack.


      The obituary states he was born in Grant county, Indiana and moved with his parents first to Clark County, Ohio, then to Champaign County, and later to Logan County, where he lived with his brother, John, for over fifty years. He was of a famil y of nine children, eight brothers and one sister, of whom three brothers and the sister survive. They are Edward Sowers of California; Grant Sowers of Elkhart, Indiana, John W. Sowers of West Liberty, and Mrs. Laura Strayer of Bellefontaine.

      He was apparently in good health and his death came as a great shock to the family and entire community. For a great many years he had belong to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and cherished the teachings of this Order. He leaves many re latives and friends to mourn his passing.

      Mabel Sowers Graham always referred to him as Uncle Batch ( I wonder if that was because he was a bachelor).

  • Sources 
    1. [S448] GEDCOM file imported on 29 Mar 2003.