The Life of Elvira Elma Bowlin
Died suddenly at her residence on Camp Branch, Monday morning, May 8th, 1893, Elma, beloved wife of Clark Bowlin.
Mrs. Bowlin was born 21 years ago within a mile and a half where she died and had lived all her life in this neighborhood.
She leaves a husband and infant son and many relatives to mourn her early death. Elma had a large circle of friends and acquaintances to whom she had endeared herself by her amiable disposition and winning ways. She was a great favorite among the young folks and the life of any social gathering one attended. The death of one of its brightest and best loved members has case a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Bowlin has the sincere sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement. May he cherish the hope of meeting her in that better land from whence she cannot return but where he can go to her.
The remains, attended by the largest funeral procession ever in this neighborhood, were laid to rest in the Olathe cemetery on Tuesday, Rev. Stout conducting the services at the grave. The funeral sermon will be preached by Kev. Coleman at the Bethel M.E. church,
"No paling of the cheek of bloom,
Forwarned us of decay ;
No shadow from the Silent Land
Fell round our sister's way.
The light of her young life went down,
As sinks behind the hill
The glory of a setting star –
Clear, Suddenly, and still.
Fold her, O Father! In thine arms.
And let her henceforth be
A messenger between
Our human hearts and thine.” L. E.W.
May 18, 1893
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Died - May 8th Mrs. Elma Bowlin wife of Mr. Clark Bowlin aged 22 years. The deceased was the daughter of Capt T. Schenneihorn, and has spent all her life in Lexington township. She was married about two years ago and settled near her old home in Lexington township. The funeral occurred Wednesday and she was interred in the Olathe cemetery. Her husband and large number of relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
May 11, 18893