--The Rev. Joseph A. Bowman, one of the oldest and most beloved
ministers of our church in Pennsylvania, died of paralysis at
his home at Sandy Lake, Pa., December 18, 1889, in the seventieth
year of his age. He had been a member of Allegheny Presbytery
ever since its organization, and was one of the ablest and most
active members of the Pennsylvania Synod. As a pastor and preacher
he did great and lasting good, and won a host of friends. He was
a man of gentle and conservative spirit, but a most earnest and
aggressive Christian minister. He was respected and beloved by
his brethren, and his wife counsel and loving Christian companionship
will be greatly missed in the church courts of which he was so
long a member, and by the many who loved him. He frequently represented
his presbytery in the General Assembly, and was known and honored
throughout the denomination. His sorrowing family and friends
have our deepest sympathy.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, January 23, 1890, page 5]
Bowman.--Died, December 18, 1889, at his home, Sandy
Lake, Pa., the Rev. J. A. Bowman, in the seventieth year of his
age, of paralysis. He preached his last sermon December 23, 1888.
On the same night he had a stroke of paralysis, and was afflicted
with it more or less until his death. Inability to write prevented
his correspondence with any one, though most of the time he was
rational. He was married to Miss Anne L. Wakeham, who survived
him. They had ten children. Nine are now living--six sons and
three daughters; one died young. Brother Bowman was born in Mercer
county, Pa. He moved with his parents at four years of age to
Allegheny, where he received his education. He was a member of
Allegheny Presbytery from its organization.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, January 30, 1890, page 8]
Bowman.--Resolutions adopted by Allegheny Presbytery:
Whereas, the Rev. Joseph A. Bowman, a member of this presbytery, was called to the church triumphant, December 18, 1889, therefore
Resolved, 1. That in his death the presbytery has lost a member who was wise in council, faithful in duty, and devotedly attached to the interests of our beloved Zion.
2. That the church has lost an efficient and successful minister of the gospel.
3. That we bow with submission to the will of God, and pray that when the Master calls we may also be found ready.
4. That we tender our sympathies to the bereaved family.
5. That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family.
J. M. GALLAGHER,
R. N. GROSSMAN, S.C. Committee.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, May 8, 1890, page 8]