“Mrs. W.H. Bower Dies in Lenoir” from the Feb. 6, 1919 issue of The Watauga Democrat, Boone
Mrs. Annie M. Bower, widow of the late W.H. Bower, died last Saturday morning at her home in Lenoir. She had been in declining health for a number of years. Her remains were buried in the Horton graveyard on the Yadkin Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, her pastor, Rev. R.D. Sherrill of the First Methodist Church, Lenoir, conducting the funeral services, in the presence of a large crowd.
Mrs. Bower was 54 years of age and was born and reared in Bethlehem, Pa. Before her marriage to Hon. W.H. Bower on Nov. 28, 1893, she was a nurse by profession, her maiden name being Annie Louise Malchaner. She received training at Saint Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, and was later superintendent of Wilkesberry Hospital.
Mrs. Bower was a woman of culture and was beloved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed. One son, Mr. David M. Bower, survives.