Friday, April 25, 2008


Mrs. Anna Fowler

The East Liverpool Tribune


Mrs. Anna Fowler Victim of Brief Illness

Children Watch Spark of Life Die Out

Noted for Her Charitable Acts, Presbyterian Church Loses On of its Most Devoted Members.

In the death of Mrs. Anna Fowler, relict of the late W. B. Fowler, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Allison, in West Sixth street, at 4:30 p.m. yesterday (Sept. 25, 1906), East Liverpool loses another pioneer christian woman—one whose life was devoted to the church and to charity.

Mrs. Fowler was 82 years old. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. She was sick three weeks and unconscious for 58 hours before her death.

Mrs. Fowler was born at Carrollton, O., June 30, 1822. Her mother died when she was an infant, and her father, the late John Pugh; died several years ago. Her husband, W. B. Fowler, conducted a grocery store for 27 years at No. 226 Sixth street. He died eight years ago.

The deceased united with the First Presbyterian church when she was a child and until she became enfeebled by old age was one of the most active members.

Besides Mrs. Peter Allison, the following children survive; Smith Fowler, the well known business man and capitalist, of this city; Patterson Fowler, Barbertown, and J. Q. A. Fowler, of Steubenville.

Mrs. Martha J. Smith, and Mrs. Chris McConnell, both of this city, are foster children of the deceased. All were at her bedside during her illness and when she died.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Allison residence, the Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillen officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Dr. T. W. Lane and the Rev. Dr. Taggart. Interment will be at Riverview.

The body will lie in state from 8 until 10 o'clock this evening that the friends may view it.

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