Whitfield County, Georgia Biographies
Berry Rollins Bowen
Berry Rollins Bowen born May 30, 1853, the elder son of William H. and Nancy C. Davis Bowen, died at his home in Dalton, Georgia on January 26, 1916. Mr. Bowen was an active contributor to the growth of this city and very well-liked by all that knew him.
His father, William H. Bowen, and mother, the former Nancy C. Davis, were living in Rutherford County, North Carolina at the time of Berry’s birth in 1853. Berry had one brother, Doctor Craton Bowen who was born in 1856.
Berry R. Bowen married Martha F. Richardson on December 24, 1878. Berry and Martha reared four sons in the Whitfield County area, William, Walter, Gordon and Clarence. Martha Richardson Bowen was a native of Whitfield County and a member of the Baptist Church for most of her life. Martha had a quiet, retiring, disposition and possessed a beautiful and noble character which earned her the love and esteem of all those who knew her. After an illness of long duration, Martha died January 28, 1924 from pellagra. Her passing was mourned by all that knew her.
This biography compiled from information submitted by Gordon Parks.
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