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               AT MINBURN


     E. J. Rowe, 65, Minburn business man for nearly thirty years and widely known in the community, died at his home there Monday evening at 7:35 as the result of a stroke of apoplexy.
     Mr. Rowe had been in ill health for an extended period but his condition had not been looked upon as critical. The stroke came without warning. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, of which he was a member with the Rev. Paul McDade, former pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood cemetery.
     The body was brought to the Workman Funeral home here and will remain until Wednesday morning when it will be taken to the home to lie in state until the hour of the final rites.
     Mr. Rowe is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son, they are: Norman O. Rowe of Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. Jesse Parsons, Buhl, Idaho; Mrs. Chas. Nelms, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Harry Haven, Lime Springs, Iowa; Helen and Julia at home. The former is well known in Perry as an employee of the Percy State Bank.
     Mr. Rowe was born December 3, 1873 in Western Port, Maryland. He resided there until middle-age when he moved in 1909 to Iowa with his family. He was married December 23, 1896 to Miss Marcia Oehrl. Mr. Rowe was a lifetime member of the Methodist church, belonged to the Masonic and Woodmen fraternities. He operated a general store in Minburn for many years and more recently has managed and owned the Shell Service station in that town.

(Dec. 26 - 1938)




     Funeral services for E. J. Rowe, well known Minburn resident, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in that town with the Rev. Paul McDade, former pastor, officiating, assisted by the present pastor, T. Warren. Interment was in the Elmwood cemetery.
     Music during the services was furnished by Mrs. Dorothy Harper, soloist, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Esther Royer. The numbers were: "Peace Unto You", "Abide With Me". During the service the Minburn lodge of Masons presented the ritualistic burial ceremony. Casket bearers were: Leo Hagenstein, Arlo Haymond, Floyd Burkett, George Burkett, Everett Shaw and Ellis Payton. Honorary pallbearers were: N. P. Black, Lester Crumley, Albert Storms and W. H. Royer. The church was filled to capacity by the many friends of the deceased.
     Elmer Jacob Rowe was born in Westernport, Maryland, Dec. 3, 1873. He departed this life at his home on Dec. 26, 1938, at the age of 65 years 23 days. On Dec. 23, 1896 he was united in marriage to Marcia Smith Earl.
     He is survived by his wife and the following children: Norman O. of Wilmington, Delaware: Mrs. J. A. Parsons, Buhl, Idaho: Mrs. C. H. Nelms, Springfield, Mo.: Mrs. Harry Haven, Lime Springs, Iowa: Helen E. of Perry, Iowa, and Julia M. of Minburn, Iowa.
     Mr. Rowe and his family moved to Minburn, Iowa, in 1909 where he has been actively engaged in business until the time of his illness in May 1938.
     Mr. Rowe was the vice-president of the Dallas County Savings Bank. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, and the Modern Woodmen.


(Died Dec. 26 - 38)

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