Margaret Griffin Dopler Baker Bowden
SOURCE: The Moline Mail And Journal Newspaper; Page 4, Thursday, December 12, 1907 Obtained: Moline Public Library, 41st Street, Moline, Illinois 61265; 18 February 2009 by, SLJuhl RNBSC, Compiler; OBITUARY OF MARGARET GRIFFIN DOPLER BAKER BOWDEN "SOUTH MOLINE Mrs. Margaret Bowden died this morning at her home on Twenty-fifth avenue after an illness of several weeks of a complication of disease. She was born in Indiana, Oct. 29, 1832 and when one year of age came to Rock Island with her parents. She had lived the greater part of her life in Moline and South Moline. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (John) Finley Griffin of South Moline. The deceased had been married three times surviving all her husband’s (Joseph Dopler, Peter Baker, Phillip Bowden). She leaves four daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Martha) Smith, Mrs. (Maverick) Maria Posten, Miss Pricilla (Pruella) Baker, Mr. Eliott (Elliott & Lily Dell Park) Parks and one son Oliver (Lucy) Dopler two daughters, Maggia (Margaret) and Bertha Dopler are deceased. She also leaves nineteen grandchildren five brothers, George (Pricilla) Griffin, Asbury (Sarah) Griffin, John (Jane) Griffin, Will (William & Augustina) Griffin, Riley Griffin and two sisters, Mrs. Gard Hunters (Nathaniel Gardner Hunter & Sarah Jane) and Mrs. Harris (Barbara Ann) Hunter (Hiram Hunter) are also living. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bowlesburg cemetery." NOTE: Parenthesis used is to correct spelling errors of names and to add known spouses. [Transcribed 19 February 2009, SLJuhl RNBSC, Compiler]