Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
Strawther Bowling was one of the early corners to Dowagiac, who was well and favorably known to its people as
a good citizen and most worthy man. He was a native of Virginia, and emigrated from there to Ohio, and thence to
Michigan, locating in Dowagiac in 1848. He lived in the town until his death at the age of fifty-six years, in
1870. He was a shoemaker, and carried on that trade during his entire term of residence in Dowagiac, except when
filling the office of Justice of the Peace. With him, or at later periods, came to Michigan several of his brothers-
Benjamin F., who is now in Marcellus Township; Thomas, who afterward removed to Indiana, and several others. Mrs.
F. M. Sanders, a daughter of the latter, and H. D., a son of Strawther Bowling, now reside in Dowagiac.
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.