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Biography ~ Ralph Bowen
February 19, 1901 ~ November 22, 1961

Who's Who in Iowa, 1940
Winnebago County, Iowa

BOWEN, Ralph ~  Merchant; b. Mason City, Iowa Feb. 19, 1901; son of Thomas Richard Bowen & Margaret Ella (Brentner); educated Mason City & Hamilton Business College; married Hazel V. Owen June 12, 1928 in Nashua; sons: Thomas Dean & Jerry Lee; 1916-23 employed by Ideal Sand & Gravel Co. Mason City; 1923-24 in cost department Western Grocers Co., Mason City, 1924-31 salesman; 1931- in grocery business, Buffalo Center, 1934- Forest City, 1936- Lake Mills, 1938- Thompson, 1939- Fertile, 1940- Esterville; Iowa Grocery & Meat Directors Association; Commercial Club, 1937-38 director, Forest City, 1933-34 director Buffalo Center; Rotary; IOOF; Methodist Church; hobbies: baseball, fishing; office & residence Forest City.

NOTE: Ralph Bowen died on November 22, 1961, Forest City IA. Hazel Vetta (Owen) Bowen was born on October 8, 1905, the daughter of Mark A. and Evalina Lottie (Cummings) Owen. She died on January 11, 1998. Ralph and Hazel were interred at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City IA.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2012



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