|Bowman, David, 47|
Died 4 December 1896
Buried in Ft. Calhoun cemetery
Published in Pilot on 5 December 1895
Veteran David Bowman was buried today in our Ft. Calhoun, Washington county, cemetery. Veteran Bowman was born in Lancaster, Penn., in 1848, and served in the 195th Penn., receiving a severe wound besides shattered health. About three years ago he came to Ft. Calhoun and bought 3 or 4 lots where once stood the famous pioneer Ft. Calhoun mills, so long owned by the late Elam Clark, and made much improvement in his home property. In addition to his poor health he was of a naturally retiring disposition and so quiet that but few got fully acquainted with him. He was a carpenter or cabinet (maker) by trade and a teacher on the organ and piano and never, so far as we can learn, ever lost the friendship of those who once became acquainted with him, and his family consisting of a wife and three school children are very much like him. A baby about a year old is also a part of the home treasures. Although a pensioner he was compelled to labor and work being slack here he went to Omaha about two weeks ago and died yesterday morning in Omaha. A few days ago he was baptised with his wife, in Omaha, by Rev. Ely, and a few moments before his death he gave a full assurance of a hope in Christ and the resurrection. Rev Ely preached a good and refreshing sermon to a large congregation in the Ft. Calhoun Congregational church, on "Christ our anchor, and heaven our beautiful home and abiding place." Veteran Chase had charge of the funeral, Mrs. Chase was at the organ and the choir was Mrs. Erickson, Miss Finster, and Miss Price.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~