The GOWDY Family

Funeral Of Fireman Gowdy

The funeral services of Chas. Gowdy were held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the home.  Rev. Carlton conducted a short service after which the Masons took charge with their regular ceremony.  The Masonic lodge attended in a body.  Also twenty five or more railway employees who were in town.  The floral offerings were magnificent.

Monday the remains were taken to Melbourne, Iowa for interment.  His wife and mother Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. A. L. Rardin accompanied the remains.   At Salina a representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman met the party and accompanied them.

Mr. Gowdy was very popular with all of his associates and was rated as one of the best fireman in the employ of the U.P.  Of recent years he had decided to quit railroading and this fall had planned to move to his homestead in Colorado, but fate decreed otherwise.

Charles Gowdy was born at Melbourne, Iowa, August 19, 1879, and departed this life near Halford, Kansas, April 10, 1919, at the age of 39 years, 8 months and 21 days.

He was united in marriage with Miss Charlotte Kerr of First View Colorado, January 1, 1908.

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