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Thursday, June 19, 1930
MERTIE A. BOWERS
Mrs. Mertie A. Bowers of Payette, died at her ranch home north of Payette, June 12th,
1920, about one o'clock in the morning.
Mertie Ann Plum was born March 31st, 1868 in Polk County, Pennsylvania. At an early age
she moved with her family to Lanark, Ill., and later moved to Northeastern Kansas with
She was united in marriage to John A. Bowers at Morrill, Kans., on December 24, 1885. To
this union were born four children; Minnie, Edward M., Roy E. and Harry I. Bowers.
In 1906 the family moved to Idaho and resided for a number of years on what is now the
Mrs. S. C. Hunter ranch east of Fruitland. After a years sojourn in the eastern states
the Bowers family returned to Fruitland and built the house now owned by H. H. Martin on
Minnesota Avenue. For the past eight years Mrs. Bowers had been residing on her ranch
four miles north of Payette.
The death of her husband, John A. Bowers, occurred on June 7th, 1925, due to Hodgkin's
Mrs. Bowers was ill but a short time preceding her death which was due to heart disease.
She leaves all her children to mourn her; Mrs. Minnie Van Natta of Emmett; Edward Milton
Bowers of Payette; Roy E. Bowers of Fruitland and Harry I. Bowers of Los Angeles, Cal.
all of the children were present at the time of her death and burial. Besides her
children, Mrs. Bowers leaves two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Lilly Schwant of
Zimmerman, Minn.; Mrs. Carrie Graham of Iowa; Clarence Plum of Savannah, Ill., and William
Plum of Kansas.
Funeral services were held in the Church of the Brethren at Fruitland on Saturday, June 14
at ten o'clock, Rev. McKinley Coffman and Rev. G. H. Webb conducting the services.
Burial was made in Riverside cemetery at Payette.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all who so willingly assisted at the time of our mother's death.
also for the beautiful floral offerings and sympathy shown us.
MINNIE M. VAN NATTA
EDWARD M. BOWERS
ROY E. BOWERS
HARRY L. BOWERS