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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Mary C. Bowersox ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mary C. Bowersox
MAIDEN NAME: Orwig AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 14 Dec 1841 DIED: 4 Sep 1896 BURIED: 6 Sep 1896
BIRTH PLACE:  Newberlin, Union Co., Pennsylvania
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - Mary C. Bowersox, age 54 y's 9 m's 27 d's, died at 427 Liberty street, deceased was the beloved wife of Rev. Bowersox.
The Wife of Rev. J. Bowersox Summoned to Her Eternal Home. 
Mrs. Mary C. Bowersox, the beloved wife of Rev. Josiah Bowersox, pastor of the Independent Evangelical church in this city, departed this life at 12:50 p. m. yesterday at the family home, No. 427 Liberty street, her age being 54 years, 9 months and 21 days. 
The news of her demise will be quite a shock to her numerous friends and acquaintances throughout this city and valley, where she was widely known. 
She was taken ill Tuesday evening and soon it was apparent that her condition was a serious one. The best of medical aid was summoned but all efforts to produce a change for the better were of no avail and death relieved her of her sufferings at the hour heretofore stated. Deceased's maiden name was Mary C. Orwig and she was born in Newberlin, Union county, Pennsylvania, on December 14, 1841. On December 16th 1862, at that city she became the wife of Josiah Bowersox and they continued their residence there until May 1870, when they removed to Oregon, settling in Salem in 1870. With the exception of seven years passed at Albany and other placed in the Willamette valley by reason of Mr. Bowersox's pastoral duties, they have lived here ever since. 
She was the mother of five children - four sons and one daughter - viz: Arthur and Albert W. of Corvallis; Mrs. Adda Allen, of Portland; Frank, of Sacramento; and Fred, who is still at home. All are here excepting Frank who has been telegraphed for and will arrive tomorrow morning. Her aged mother is, at present, residing in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Bowersox was an active member and worker in the Independent Evangelical church, of which her husband is pastor. 
Weekly Oregon Statesman (The Willamette Farmer) 13 Sept 1896, 4:5. 

CARD OF THANKS - The family of Rev. J. Bowersox hereby desire to tender their most sincere thanks to all their friends for the friendship and sympathy expressed in loving and kindly deeds during the recent illness and the burial of their affectionate wife and mother. 
Oregon Statesman, 8 Sept. 1896 5:5
Mary C. Orwig 
wife of 
Rev. J. Bowersox 
Died Sep 4, 1896 
Aged 54 years, 8 months, 20 days
IOOF Register of Burials 
DAR pg 32 
WOS 13 Sept 1896 4:5 
OS 8 Sept. 1896 5:5

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