The GOWDY Family
Obituaries from Blue Mountain Newspapers
SOUTHERN SENTINEL, June 24, 1920
ROBERT S. GOWDY DIES
Squire Robt. S. Gowdy, aged seventy-three, one of the landmark of Blue Mountain, died last week at his home here, having been confined to his bed only a few hours before his death. He had been feeble for some time, had been puny for a few days, but seemed to be in no immediate danger. His body interred in macedonia cemetery, the funeral exercises having been conducted at the home of Rev. S. V. Gullett.
The deceased was a gallant Confederate soldier, was an active member of the Tippah County Camp of Confederate Veterans, and was a good and law-abiding citizen. He served for four years as justice of the peace here, and dischargd his official duties with fairness and fidelity. His death removes from Blue Mountain one of its oldest and most familiar landmarks.
He leaves his aged widow, who was Miss Susan Owen, sister of Mr. Sam Owen of New Albany, and three children all of whom lived here: Joseph A. Gowdy, Bruce Gowdy, and Mrs. Belle Gowdy Jernigan, wife of Jno. Jernigan. Two other daughters of his died only a short while ago, both of these being married and residing in other communities.
SOUTERN SENTINEL, June 24, 1920
ROBERT S. GOWDY
Robert S. Gowdy died last week at Blue Mountain, age 73/buried at Blue Mountain/CSA vet/widow, Susan, is a sister to Sam Owen of New Albany/children are Joseph A. Gowdy, Bruce Gowdy, Mrs. Belle Jernigan (wife of John Jernigan)/two married daughters are dead.
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