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David Bruce MOW

Male 1857 - 1931  (74 years)


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  • Name David Bruce MOW 
    Born 08 Aug 1857  Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1931  Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Richland Center, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      David Bruce MOW, compiler's great grandfather, died eight years before compiler was born. Reports of members of the GILCHRIST family have drawn a vivid picture in compiler's mind of a gentle, highly respected family man, who was ever-present in the family circle, and cherished by his grandsons, as well as his children.

      David MOW was the third of eight children of Adam H. and Harriet "Jane" (WALKER) MOW. He lived nearly all of his life in the community of Whippoorwill near Rochester, IN. In 1879, David married Catherine BEEHLER, the daughter of first-generation immigrants from GERMANY. The MOWS had seven children in their 52-year marriage. They were humble people, yet they raised their children with great dignity and self-respect.

      David was a carpenter and a farmer, who also spent some time working on the road-building crews in northern INDIANA. While never a large land owner, he did maintain a small farm most of his life. In 1913, David bought a 19-acre tract of land from his older brother, James Samuel MOW, who had migrated to OREGON. This property was located in Township 31 North, Range 2-E, in Section 22?in Richland Township, north of the Tippecanoe River, about two miles east of South Germany Cemetery and five miles east of the Leiter's Ford community.

      In Fulton County Deed Book 79, compiler found a release and quit claim from David and Catherine's living children and surviving children of their deceased daughter to Catherine for the remaining estate of David MOW. This estate included a strip of land in the same location as that deeded to David by James Samuel, as well as "all personal property, of every kind and character . . . including particularily the Ford Coupe owned by David B. MOW, . . . 1922 Model T. . . ." (Deed dated 01 April 1932.)

      The "Record of Death" obtained by compiler from the Fulton County Health Department gives the cause of David MOW's death as "Carcinomia of Duodimunary." The death certificate was signed by L. MEEK, M.D., a family doctor often mentioned by the descendents of David MOW.

      Wilma FOLTZ sent compiler a photocopy of three pages of handwritten data concerning the MOW family. Although these sheets appear to have been a part of a ledger or notebook, the source was not given. The handwriting appears to be that of a somewhat feeble feminine hand, but the writer has not been identified. Compiler suspects that it may have been written by Catherine (BEEHLER) MOW, who survived until 1948, but this is not confirmed. On the first of the three pages, the third entry reads, "David Bruce Mow departed from this woorld october the 14. 1931"

      REFERENCES:

      1. Death Certificate: David B. MOW; Fulton County Dept. of Health, Book #CH 21-54; Rochester, IN.

      2. Fulton Co. Marriages; Book D, p.715, Office of the County Clerk; Rochester, IN

      3. Byron B. GILCHRIST, Grandson; 1790 E 54th St.; #225; Indianapolis, IN 46220.

      4. Virgil J. GILCHRIST, Grandson; deceased. (Father of compiler.)

      5. Margarett STEININGER; 8950 S - 1175 E; Culver, IN 46511 (Granddaughter of D. MOW.)

      6. U.S. Census 1860 IN; Fulton Co.; Richland Twp; p 104; #697/#697. Microfilm #653-260.

      7. U.S. Census 1870 IN; Fulton Co.; Richland Twp; p 16; #109/#110. Microfilm #593-316.

      8. U.S. Census 1880 IN; Fulton Co.; E.D. #38; Richland Twp; p 6; #55/#55. Microfilm # T9-278.

      9. Tombstone: David B. MOW; IOOF Cemetery, Richland Center, Fulton County, IN (Photo owned by compiler.)

      10. Handwritten data on the David and Catherine MOW family; source not cited; photocopy provided by Wilma (MOW) FOLTZ.

      11. Obituaries: David MOWE, 1931; Mrs. Catherine MOW, Wife, 1948. Photocopies provided by W. FOLTZ.

      12. Fulton County Deed Book 54-575: James Samuel MOW to David B. MOW; Office of County Recorder; Rochester, IN. (Copy owned by compiler)

      13. Fulton County Deed Book 79-231: Main A. STICKLER et.al. to Catherine MOW; Office of County Recorder; Rochester, IN. (Copy owned by compiler.)

      (2) A household headed by David B. MOW is listed in the 1900 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      David B. is listed in the 1900 census as a carpenter who was born in August 1857 and was then 42 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 19 years.

      Listed with David B. is his wife, Cathrine B., who was born in June 1859 and was then 40 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in Germany. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 19 years and had theretofore given birth to 7 children, 6 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with David B. is his daughter, Maine A., a dressmaker who was born in July 1881 and was then 18 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with David B. is his son, Floyd V., who was born in April 1884 and was then 16 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with David B. is his son, Omer F., who was born in November 1889 and was then 10 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with David B. is his daughter, Gladys M., who was born in July 1892 and was then 7 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

      Also listed with David B. is his son, Carlton G., who was born in April 1899 and was then 1 year of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

      (3) A household headed by David B. MOW is listed in the 1930 census of Richland Township, Fulton County, IN.

      David B. is listed in the 1930 census as a retired carpenter who was then 72 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1858. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were also born in IN.

      Listed with David B. is his wife, Catherine B., who was then 71 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1859. According to the 1930 census, she was born in OH, and both of her parents were born in Germany.

      (4) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1931?Rochester News-Sentinel, Rochester, IN: 1996:

      Wednesday, October 14, 1931

      David MOW, 75, well known resident of the Whippoorwill community, died at 6:30 Wednesday morning. Death was due to complications of diseases and followed a two months' illness.

      Mr. Mow, who had spent practically all of his life in the Whippoorwill neighborhood, followed the occupation of a farmer and carpenter. He was a member of the Grand View Church.

      Surviving are his wife, whose maiden name was Catherine BEEHLER; two daughters, Mrs. Maime STICKLER, near Whippoorwill, Mrs. Gladys RIGGS, of South Bend; three sons, Floyd [MOW], Omer [MOW] and Carlton [MOW], all of South Bend; two brothers, Marion [MOW], of Whippoorwill and Samuel [MOW], of Oregon.

      Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

      Thursday, October 15, 1931

      Funeral services for David MOW, of the Whippoorwill community, who died Wednesday morning, will be held Friday afternoon at two o?clock at the home. Rev. HANDSCHU will be in charge and burial will be made in the Richland Center cemetery.
    Person ID I18  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 

    Father Adam Hartzell MOW,   b. 04 Oct 1829, Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1876, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Harriet Jane WALKER,   b. 30 Dec 1833, Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1905, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 16 Mar 1851  Shelby County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine BUEHLER,   b. 03 Jun 1859, Sandusky, Erie County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1948, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 07 Dec 1879  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Omer Franklin MOW,   b. 18 Nov 1889, Mentone, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1975, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
     2. Gladys Marie MOW,   b. 20 Jul 1892, Mentone, Kosiusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1969, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     3. Carlton Gordon MOW,   b. 03 Apr 1899, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1985, Moses Lake, Grant County, WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Natural]
     4. Alice Gertrude MOW,   b. 26 Feb 1887, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1888, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Natural]
     5. Millie Artiemicia MOW,   b. 02 Jul 1880, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1920, Richland Township, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Natural]
     6. Maine Augusta MOW,   b. 27 Jul 1881, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1969, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
     7. Floyd Vermillion MOW, Sr.,   b. 26 Apr 1884, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1960, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 13:36:21 
    Family ID F712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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