Fowler, William C. 1856-1896

Obituary – William C. Fowler
East Liverpool Crisis
Contributed by Cheryl Ayres


W.C. Fowler Passed Away After
Lingering Illness

William C. Fowler, of Sixth street, died at his home yesterday noon, after an illness of 10 months. Death came as a result of stomach trouble.

Mr. Fowler was born near West Point October 8,1856, and has been a resident of East Liverpool thirty years. He was employed at Goodwil’s pottery as a dipper, and held that position 17 years previous to his sickness. He was a member of the dippers local union. Two months after he as confined to his bed he greatly improved, and was able for a short time to walk out of doors. He was a member of the M.E. church.

Deceased leaves four sisters and one brother–Mrs. Isaac Huff, of Hancock county; Mrs. George Mountford, of Simms addition; Mrs. Flora Thompson, of West Market street; Mrs. John Rigby, of Fifth street, and George Fowler, who resided with the deceased.

The funeral services will be held at the house to morrow at 2:30 p.m. The Dippers union will attend in a body. Interment in Riverview cemetery.

Note: William C. Fowler & his siblings are c/o Joseph Fowler & Matilda Green. Joseph Fowler is s/o Richard Fowler & Elizabeth Baker of Hancock Co. WV.