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.
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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