Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - George A. Fowlie

This obituary is from the Rockwell City Advocate, Rockwell City, Calhoun County Iowa and is dated June 22, 1967.George A. Fowlie was the brother of Frank Fowlie, so he was my great grand uncle.

According to my notes, he was the 3rd child of Alex and Mary Fowlie and was born January 27, 1878. His obituary says he was buried at Rosehill Cemetery, but I forgot to look for his tombstone during the last trip. Guess I'll have to add that to the list for next time. My database has Alexander as his middle name, but another source suggests Arthur. I think it's probably Alexander for his father, but I'll keep my eyes open for further evidence.

George Fowlie Service Friday
Lake City - George A. Fowlie, 89, Lake City, former Rockwell City resident, died June 13, [1967] at McVay Memorial Hospital, Lake City, of infirmities of age. He had lived at Anderson Nursing Home, Lake City, for three years.

Son of Alex and Mary Keisel Fowlie, he was born January 27, 1879 [sic] at Blairstown [Benton County, Iowa]. He was never married. He had farmed for some years near Rockwell City, and was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include three brothers, Frank Fowlie, Lake View, Alex Fowlie, Winnebago, Minnesota, and Henry Fowlie, East St. Louis, Illinois, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hull, Gowrie, and Mrs. Maggie Samsel, Bellflower, Calif.

Funeral services were Friday at Huffman Memorial Chapel, Lake City, with Reverend Timothy Hollinger, pastor of the Lake City Baptist church officiating.

Pallbearers were Oliver Ross, Donald Mapel, Walt Moberg, Carl Moberg, W.J. Pitstick, and John T. Lang. Burial was in Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.

One tidbit about McVay Memorial Hospital is that it was on the corner of Center and Jefferson and is now a condominium.