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Mrs. Lydia Bowman, aged 82, a pioneer of this county and beloved by many friends here, passed away yesterday [May 23, 1926] at 5:30 p.m. after an illness of seven months.
Mrs. Bowman was born in Ohio and at the age of six years went with her parents from Ohio to Iowa, crossing the plains and coming from thence to this county, when she was 16 years of age. The Bowman family lived near Pilot Rock for a few years and came from there to Pendleton, where Mrs. Bowman had since resided.
Surviving Mrs. Bowman are the following children: Mrs. Bertha Turner and O. P. Bowman of this city and Frank Bowman of La Grande. There are also 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the Folsom Chapel. Rev. George Bruce pastor of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Bowman was a member, will officiate. [Interment at Olney Cemetery]
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman