Obituary for David Rowe

Obituary For David Rowe

DAVID ROWE was native born in Roettert, Germany, on 31 March 1833 [sic. — other records show his year of birth as 1834]. At age 20, he crossed the Atlantic on a sailing ship in 49 days. He landed in New Orleans, remained there a short time, and then came to Cooper County to reside.


David Rowe and Rebecca Goodman Rowe
(photo ca. 1910?)

On 02 January 1859 he married Rebecca A. Goodman (who survives). They had nine children; two died in early childhood. He died at age 83 years, 9 months, 27 days on 28 January 1917 at the home of one of his daughters near Tipton [this would have been Ida May, e.g. Mrs. Harry Sponcler, born 23 July 1880]. Funeral services will be in the Boonville Evangelical Church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Walnut Grove cemetery in Boonville.

David Rowe's seven surviving children are:

  1. Mrs. Charles O. Owen, St. Elmo, Illinois
  2. Mrs. Alice Gabriel, Tipton, Missouri
  3. Mrs. Harry Sponcler, Tipton, Missouri
  4. Mrs. Edward Mullen, Austin, Missouri
  5. George P. Rowe, Boonville, Missouri
  6. William M. Rowe, Boonville, Missouri
  7. Carroll Rowe, Boonville, Missouri

David Rowe had been in poor general health for the last two years. He died of old age.

This typed version of the obituary was in the genealogical collection of Dorothy Rowe.
Dates and newspapers for its publication were not given.

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