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John A Sowards1867

Name
John A Sowards
Given names
John A
Surname
Sowards
Birth November 7, 1867 25 20

Birth of a sisterEmma Jane Sowards
February 2, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge M. Sowards
March 17, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam E Sowards
October 3, 1874 (Age 6 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Sowards
August 1879 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterPriscillia Evelyn Sowards
September 14, 1881 (Age 13 years)

Birth of a sisterNannie May Sowards
May 24, 1883 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a brotherFlyod A Sowards
April 16, 1887 (Age 19 years)
Death of a fatherAbel M Sowards
July 20, 1912 (Age 44 years)
Cause: Heart attack caused by weakness from his imprisonment during the war.
Citation details: Salem Cemetery Hebron, Indiana
Text:
Able M Sowards May 21 1842 - July 20 1912 ----- Vility Jane Sowards Mar 15 1847 - May 7 1921 ---- SOWARDS
Citation details: Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912.
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday July 26 1912. Death of a Veteran---Abel Sowards The sudden death of Abel Sowards, at his home on North Street,last Saturday at Midnight, caused the second vacancy in the G.A.R. ranks here in four days. Although he had not been feeling as well as usual for a short time he walked to the postoffice [sic] and back Saturday morning. His heart was not doing as well as usual, and that night he became sick to his stomach about midnight and before his wife had a chance to realize the change he expired. His health had been frail for a long time,and his poor eye sight had given him a dollar a day pension for a number of years. Mr. Sowards served three years in the 5th Virginia Infantry, and at the time the war broke out was living near the Ohio and Virginia line. He was born 70 years ago the 30th day of May, a little north of the "letter S" at the old Foley mill pond where "King's Run" emptied into the pond and the marks of the old pioneer log house still shows on the edge of the hill. After the war he drifted back to Lake county and for many years lived at Leroy and near there before coming to Crown Point. Surviving is a wife, several children, and grandchildren. It was his wish to be buried by his comrades of the G.A.R. Post, and on Tuesday forenoon a squad of soldiers and the family members started for the Salem church and cemetery, in Porter county, where the services were held by Rev. Billman, of this place and the body was laid to rest with the other family members where he had erected a fine monument. He answered to the final roll call and joined a much larger army across the river than is left on this side.
Death of a motherVioletta Jane King Sowards
May 7, 1921 (Age 53 years)

Citation details: Salem Cemetery Hebron Indiana, USA
Text:
Able M Sowards May 21 1842 - July 20 1912 ----- Vility Jane Sowards Mar 15 1847 - May 7 1921 ---- SOWARDS
Citation details: Lake County Star, Crown Point, Indiana, Friday, May 13, 1921
Text:
Lake County Star Crown Point, Indiana, Friday, May 13, 1921 Deaths of the Week Violetta Jane Sowards The Death of Mrs. Violetta Jane Sowards, one of Crown Point's oldest and respected women occurred at her home on North street, on last Saturday, after an extended illness. The deceased was born in Westpoint, Ohio, and was 74 years of age. Her husband Abe Sowards died several years ago. The funeral services were held on Monday and the remains buried at Maplewood cemetery.
Death of a sisterCatherine Marie “Cassie” Sowards
February 24, 1932 (Age 64 years)
Citation details: Salem Cemetery, Hebron, Indiana
Citation details: Email with Michael Auger
Date of entry in original source: November 26, 2011
Text:
Thanks Ian. Here's the info to add to the photos I sent of Catherine Sowards & James Alexander Aiken James Alexander Aiken Birth: 20 Dec 1854 NY. Source: James A. Aiken Death record Death: 24 Feb 1932 Crown Point, IN. Source: James A. Aiken Death record Catherine Mae Sowards Birth: 27 May 1865. Source: Catherine M Aiken Death record Death: 24 Feb 1932 Crown Point, IN. Source: Catherine M Aiken Death record As you'll note all of the info comes from two death records which contain info from the same informant, so take it with any many grains as you'd like. I haven't done much work on this line yet to find additional sources. Also, you'll note they died on the same day. That is not a typo, that is correct - they died less than 5 hours apart. Regarding hosting a website - yes, I'd love more info regarding a host and other details. Thanks for the offer to grant my posting access to your tree. I will definitely keep that in mind. My hope is to have my own site, but if that proves too difficult, I may take you up on it! Mike
Last change November 20, 200713:48:20

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Marriage: August 25, 1865Lawrence County, Ohio, USA
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Catherine M. Sowards Aiken and Husband James A. AikenCatherine Marie “Cassie” Sowards
Birth: May 27, 1866 23 19Westfield, Medina County, Ohio, USA
Death: February 24, 1932Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana, USA
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