46. Lewis MOWERY (70) was born on 29 Jul 1847 in Saltcreek Twp. Pickaway Co. Ohio. He died on 20 Oct 1898 in Pickaway Co. Ohio. NOTE: Aged 50 Years 2 Months 21 days. He was buried in Oct 1899 in Tarlton Cemetery Tarlton Pickaway Co. Ohio. He was baptized into the LDS church on 17 Jan 1973 in the Logan Utah LDS temple. He was endowed on 10 Mar 1973 in the Logan Utah LDS temple. He was sealed to parents on 24 Apr 1973 in the Logan Utah LDS temple. RESIDENCES: Section 11 Saltcreek Twp. Pickaway Co.

BIOGRAPHY: History of Pickaway Co. Lewis Mowery deceased was one of the representative citizens of Saltcreek township where his long and useful life was spent. Mr. Mowery was born on the farm still occupied by his surviving family situated in section 11 Saltcreek Township Pickaway County Ohio July 29 1847 and died there October 20 1899. He was a son of Peter and Leah (Dunkle) Mowery. The Mowery family was founded in Pickaway County by the grandparents of Lewis Mowery who came at an early day from Pennslyvania. The Mowery family is now one of the numerous prosperous and best known families of Saltcreek Township many of its members having held official position and almost all being large landowners. Lewis Mowery attended the district schools near his father's farm on which he grew to manhood. He remained at home engaged in tilling the home farm until he was 16 years of age when the family was broken up by the death of the mother the father having died when our subject was 11 years old. Lewis was thus early thrown more or less upon his own resources. Through good management and continued industry he acquired land and at the time of his death left a well-improved farm of 155 acres-- the old family homestead-- on which he was born as stated above. On March 22 1868 Mr. Mowery was married to Orpha Hedges who was born in Fairfield County Ohio August 30 1847 and is a daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth (Pickle) Hedges the former of whom was born in Pennsylvania and the latter in Fairfield County where both died. The children of Hiram Hedges were: Elmira wife of William E. McClelland of Fairfield County Ohio; Warren deceased; Howard of Hocking County; Orpha widow of Lewis Mowery; Missouri wife of Judson Wise of Lancaster Ohio; and Eli of Tarlton Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Mowery had nine children born to them namely: William E.; Effie May wife of Elias Spangler of Saltcreek Township; Chester W. of Columbus; Ollie M. deceased; Josie Irene wife of Pearl Karshner of Kansas City Missouri; Glendora E. wife of Charles Boyer of Laurelville Ohio; Edith E. deceased; and Guy C. and Ottie R. who live at home with their mother. Mrs. Mowery with the assistance of her sons continues the operation of the farm. Lewis Mowery was a member of the Democratic party. He was a good and fair-minded citizen and on all occasions performed his full public duty. He was a kind husband a careful father and a helpful neighbor. His memory is held in esteem by those who had known him for so many years. At the time of his death he was a valued member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Union Ohio.

He was married to Orpha HEDGES (daughter of Hiram HEDGES and Elizabeth PICKLE) on 22 Mar 1868 in Fairfield Co. Ohio. He was sealed to spouse on 2 Nov 1971 in the St. George Utah LDS temple. Orpha HEDGES was born on 30 Aug 1847 in Fairfield Co. Ohio. She was buried in Jun 1927 in Tarlton Cemetery Tarlton Pickaway Co. Ohio. She died on 10 Jun 1927 in Pickaway Co. Ohio. NOTE: Aged 79 Years 9 Months 13 Days. Lewis MOWERY and Orpha HEDGES had the following children:

+155 i. William E. MOWERY.
+156 ii. Josie Irene MOWERY.
+157 iii. Glendora E. MOWERY.
158 iv. Edith E. MOWERY.
+159 v. Guy C. MOWERY.
+160 vi. Ottie R. MOWERY.
+161 vii. Effie May MOWERY.
+162 viii. Chester Warren MOWERY.
163 ix. Allie M. MOWERY was born on 13 Sep 1874 in Pickaway Co. Ohio. He was baptized into the LDS church on 2 Apr 1987 in the Dallas Texas LDS temple. He was endowed on 21 May 1987 in the Dallas Texas LDS temple. He was sealed to parents on 19 Jun 1987 in the Dallas Texas LDS temple.

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