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Bowen, Lorenzo D.

Age: 32, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. A, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 07/18/1830, Woodbury, VT
Death: 10/27/1908

Burial: Gilead Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 55272679
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

2nd Great Grandfather of Patrick Bowen, Germany

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Gilead Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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The Late Lorenzo D. Bowen

After 78 years of sojourning in this lower life, the gentle spirit of Lorenzo D. Bowen "turned again home" Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1908, from the habitation of his later year, Camp Brook, Bethel, Vt.

A man of honor and industry has left us, the last of the father's large family, and the head of the Bowen family in this town. The first 34 years of his life, and his last 10 years, were spent in this part of Vermont, and the long interval in Wisconsin, He was a farmer and a preacher, one of the type of Methodist preachers so numerous a century ago, when pioneer work was the chief part of the work of American Methodism. He was himself a successful pioneer worker in the West Wisconsin Conference forty years ago.

By his first wife, Nancy Gee, of Ripton, five sons were born to him. of whom three reached manhood, and survive him; Edward L. of Davidson, Saskatchewan; Chester M., of Lake Crystal, Minn., and Wilbur J., of Fargo, N. D. There are several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Five years ago, Mr. Bowen revisited his old Wisconsin home and his sons in their home.

His second wife, the loved companion of his late years, is left in great loneliness. She was Lucia, eldest daughter of the late Moses Dustin of Bethel

Mr. Bowen was a loyal citizen and a veteran of the Civil War.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct 31, at the home, and at the Gilead Church, his pastor, Rev. J. Wesley Miller officiating, and interment was in the Gilead Cemetery. Of his sons, only the nearest, Chester, was able to be present.


West Randolph Herald and News, November 5, 1908

Courtesy of Deanna French.