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William Levi Bowman, 28, living with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edson R. Bowman, a mile and a half southwest of Nottawa, died this morning from an injury received in 1927 while he was in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Bowman enlisted in the army I 1920 and served at Fort David in the Canal Zone until 1923 when he was discharged. He re-enlisted two years later at Grand Rapids. In 1927, while at Fort Sheridan, he fell 41 feet when washing windows and struck on some concrete steps. He sustained a fractured skull and injured ankle. He was taken to the United States Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Two months ago he was sent home as an incurable patient.
Funeral service will be Friday at 2 o’clock in the bowman home. Rev. G. A. Miles of Sturgis will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Bowman besides his parents are: four sisters, Mrs. Crystal Griffith, LaGrange, Mrs. Elsie Frohriep, at home, Mrs. Edna Weirich, Sturgis, and DeLora at home and two brothers, Virgil and Edson.
Sturgis Journal, December 1, 1931
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman