Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Floyd F. Fowlie

Tombstone of Floyd F Fowlie

This is the tombstone of Floyd Frederick Fowlie at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City, Iowa. Floyd was the 13th and last child of Mary (Kiesel) and Alexander Brown Fowlie. He was the youngest brother of my Great Grandfather, Frank Brown Fowlie.

His tombstone indicates he was a Corporal in the 70th Infantry Regiment, 10th Infantry Division. According to The US Army in World War I - Orders of Battle by Richard A. Rinaldi, the 10th Division was Regular Army, organized in July 1918 at Camp Funston, Kansas. An advanced detachment was sent to France in November 1918, but the war ended and the majority of the division did not deploy overseas. The division demobilized February 18, 1919. It is likely that Floyd Fowlie did not deploy to France for World War I.

According to his obituary and my notes, Floyd married Ruth McCoy in 1926. They moved to Minnesota and my notes say he died in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota. There are no children listed as survivors in the obituary, and I have not been able to determine where Ruth McCoy-Fowlie is buried or what happened to her after his death.

More after the jump...

The tombstone reads:
Floyd F Fowlie
World War I
June 30 1899  March 7 1947

The tombstone is located on the east side of the cemetery quite a ways away from the other Fowlie's buried there.
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