Cowles, E.W. (June 1, 1849 - June 13, 1914)

Death at Private Hospital

Bill Barlows Budget - June 18, 1914

E.W.Cowles, the well driller, who had been at the Private Hospital with a stroke of paralysis since June first, died at that institution on Saturday evening. His wife had been here about a week, coming from Kansas City in response to a message apprising her of his condition. The deceased was employed by the Commonwealth Oil company and expected to make this his permanent residence. Born in Rochester, N.Y. on June 1, 1849 he had been a resident here about two months and was stricken while at work. His associates speak highly of him and regret his untimely death. A member of the Masonic lodge at Peru, Ind., Ashlar Lodge No. 10, A.F. & A.M. took charge of the remains and he was buried with Masonic ceremonies in the new plat recently completed in Park cemetery., a large number of the craft attending. Rev. Hicks of the M.E. Church made a short talk at the Hoffman chapel. The members of Woodbine Chapter Eastern Star also attended, Mrs. Cowles being a member of the order.

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