This is a great new database on Family Search for anyone researching in the Winchester, Virginia area. Actually, I am as my Bowmans lived in the area of Strasburg and Winchester, Virginia. So I was pleasantly surprised to see obituaries from the Winchester Evening Star on the Family Search site.
Further investigation led me to the saddest obituaries I have ever seen. I can't imagine anything more difficult for a parent than the loss of a child, George Hupp Bowman, Sr. and his wife, Flora Ellen King, lost all three of their children between April 22nd and May 8th. They ranged in age from 24 to 31. The children were Laura (Mrs. Homer Henkel Sherman) who died on April 24th not long after hearing of the death of her sister, Elizabeth (Mrs. Minitree J. Fulton) who died on April 22nd. Both women were in "delicate" condition. Their brother, George Hupp Bowman, Jr., died two weeks later on May 8th of a congestive chill.
Copyright 2011, ACK for Gene Notes