Died in a Snow Drift - W. H. Bowden 1901
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Date: 12/11/2016 at 20:00:28
Dubuque Daily Telegraph – March 2, 1901
Died in a Snow Drift
Traer, March 1 – A telegram has been received announcing the death of W. H. Bowden, for twenty-five years a prominent business man of Traer. He was in the employ of the government in the forestry department and was stationed in Arizona. A few weeks ago he was sent on a journey on foot in New Mexico, far from railroads, accompanied by a guide. The two made the long journey in safety and were returning home when they were overtaken by a snow storm. Mr. Bowen took cold and died of pneumonia a long distance from any habitation. The guide wrapped in his blanket and buried him in the snow. The guide does not know the exact locality where the body was laid and it is questionable whether the body will ever be found. The family live t Dubuque, and are making every effort to find the body of their loved one. If found it will be taken to Traer for burial.
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