Stover, Mary Ellen Bowman – Obituary

Mrs. Mary Ellen Stover, widow of the late Henry Stover, and one of the first settlers in Pendleton, died here yesterday [October 18, 1936]. She was born in Osceola, Iowa, July 28, 1854, and came West with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bowman and a brother, William, by ox team in 1860. They camped at the mouth of Tutuilla, August 21, 1860. The father, with Fred De Shields, went to what is now Lee’s crossing and then staked out a claim on Birch Creek.

Mr. and Mrs. Stover were married on November 14, 1871. She is survived by two children, C. H. Stover of Ridgefield and Ed Stover of Vancouver, Wash.; two brothers, William Bowman and W. S. Bowman of Pendleton. She was a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. from the Folsom Chapel with Rev. Hunter of the Pentecostal Church officiating. Pal bearers will be Ed Suiste, Will Daniel, Frank Frazier, Norborne Berkeley, Sr., J. B. Perry and Kenneth McRae.

The Rebekahs will have charge of the funeral. [Interment at Olney Cemetery]

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman



Collection: United States Obituaries.

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