Genevieve Bowers was born in 1877 to Charles Bowers and Alexena Frazier in Ottawa, Illinois. Genevieve grew up in Ottawa Illinois and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1896. After graduation she worked as a stenographer for the Marseilles Manufacturing Company. The Marseilles Manufacturing Company of Marseilles, Illinois manufactured power corn shellers and windmills.
In 1898 Genevieve was hospitalized for appendicitis and was operated on at RyburnHospital in Ottawa. She was unable to recover from the surgery and died at just 21 years of age on July 2, 1898 and is buried at the Ottawa Avenue Cemetery in Ottawa, Illinois.
I found it sad that she only lived to age 21 and had not had a chance to experience all that life has to offer.
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 Cemetery Record for Genevieve L. Bowers; Ottawa Avenue Cemetery, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois; Date of Birth; July 31, 1877; Date of Death July 2, 1898; Cemetery Card: CCY-TS; Burial Location: OT, 18-7; Record # 8541.
 Obituary for Genevieve Bowers; Republican Times, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois; July 4, 1898. Obituary File at the LaSalleCounty Genealogy Society, 115 W. Glover Street, Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois61350.
 Obituary for Genevieve Bowers; Republican Times, Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois; July 4, 1898. Obituary File at the LaSalle County Genealogy Society 115 W. Glover Street, Ottawa, LaSalle, Illinois 61350.