Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This is a photo of Royal James Fowlie (Roy) (1887-1911). He was the brother of Frank Brown Fowlie, my Great Grandfather. According to the Rockwell City Advocate, on Monday, July 31, 1911 Roy was handling bundles of grain on a wagon during a threshing operation when he was fatally struck by a bolt of lightning. He was buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, Calhoun Cty, Iowa.
Update: Death record states Royal James Fowlie. The notes I was given said Charles, but one of his older brothers has the middle name Charles. I now believe his full name was Royal James Fowlie.