Obit: Bowen, Harlow (1890 - 1940)

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Surnames: Bowen, Dike, Ludovic, Smith, Moore

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 10/03/1940

Bowen, Harlow (29 July 1890 - 30 Sept. 1940)

Despondency over the loss of a sum of money was blamed for the suicide Monday morning of Harlow Bowen, age 50, town of Hoard, Clark county, Wisconsin, farmer and oil truck driver, whose body was found hanging in the haymow of the Bowen farm.

Mrs. Bowen, who discovered the body, called Dr. B. H. Dike of Owen, who pronounced the man dead. Coroner P. C. Ludovic was called from Neillsville, and after an investigation of the circumstances, said that no inquest would be necessary.

Mrs. Bowen said her husband had lost a billfold containing $55 to $60 on Saturday, and that this and other financial problems had apparently preyed on his mind. He had left the house at 5:45 a.m. Monday.

Born in Grant county on July 29, 1890, Harlow Bowen was married to Ethel Smith in Grant county in 1911, and they came to Clark county in 1919.

Surviving children are Floyd of Chicago; Lester of Hoard township; Millard, Loretta and Robert, at home; and Mrs. James (Velma) Moore of Harrisonville, N.J.



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