Funeral services for William Thomas Fowler, 81, who died at this home in Forest Grove Monday morning, were held at the Chapel of the Forest Grove Undertakng Company at 2:00 Wednesday afternoon, the Rev Arthur M. stook officiating. Burial was made in the Forest View Cemetery.
Mr. Fowler, who was born in Schuyler County, Illinois, February 26, 1848, crossed the plains in 1864 with an ox team, walking most of the way. He settled on a farm near North Plains and has lived in this county practically ever since. He married Mary Frances Wilson near Greenville 4 October 1871.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife and six of their nine children. They are: Mrs. Letitia Bacon, Mrs. Mary Stice and Elmer Fowler of Portland, Mrs. Cora Stemple of Forest Grove, Mrs. Clara Alexander of Hillsboro and Edwin Fowler of Everett, Washington.
Hillsboro Argus – Thursday, October 24, 1929