The East Liverpool Tribune
Richard H. Bowdler, aged 52 , one of the best known potters in the city died yesterday (Jul. 27, 1906) at his home, 112 Prospect street, of dropsy after a lingering illness. He had been in failing health for over a year, but had only been confined to his home the past six weeks.
The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment will be made in Riverview. Mr. Bowler was born at Coalport, Shopshire, England, in 1854, and came to East Liverpool 18 years ago. He was a turner by trade and one of the most skillful men in that branch in the city. During his entire residence in this city he was employed at the china works of the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Potteries company, and enjoyed the esteem of the management and employes
He was of a kind and benevolent disposition and to those who knew him best he was an ideal man. He was a member of the Josiah Wedgewood lodge, Sons of St. George, and the members of the order will turn out in a body to the funeral.
A wife and three children, Florence, aged 22, Lucy, aged 17, and Percy G. Bowdler, aged 14 survive.