Biography of Stephen P. Fowler
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STEPHEN P. FOWLER was born in Bradford County, Penn., September 1, 1826. He is a son of Dr. Stephen and Leefe Fowler, early and prominent settlers of this county (see Medical chapter). Be obtained a fair education in the common district schools of his time, assisted by his parents, with whom he remained on the farm till 1854. At the age of twenty one he obtained $3,000 from his father, from whom he also inherited about ninety acres of land. This amount be has since largely increased and now owns one of the finest farms in the southern part of the county, consisting of "ridge" and "valley" land, provided with four to five miles of tile drainage, and stocked with the best grades of stock. In 1877, he built his elegant and commodious residence, provided with all the modern improvements, including gas and bathing facilities. The structure is one of the most imposing, as well as convenient farmhouses in the county, and was erected at a cost of $9,000. Mr. Fowler was married, December 18, 1878, to Miss Frances Flago, daughter of Charles and Mary (Rubble) Flago, natives of New Jersey and Connecticut respectively. Her parents came to Ohio when young, and settled in Champaign County, where they reared a family of seven children, Mrs. Fowler being the youngest. Her father was a tailor by trade, and an influential citizen of Torbaua, at one time Mayor of that city. He died in 1857; his widow (since the wife and now the widow of S. T. Hedges,) is still living, a resident of Springfield, Ohio. In politics, Mr. Fowler is a Democrat, having grown up in the faith. He is one of the leading farmers and stock dealers of the county, by whose citizens himself and family are held in high esteem.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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