Elmira Female College
The EIghth Presbyterian Vol 3 No 5
Chicago February 1893
At a recent meeting of the session, on motion of Elder Banning, the following minute was adopted and ordered to be placed on record:
We hereby extend to our friend and brother, elder James R. Bowie, our sincere sympathy in the great bereavement which has befallen him in the death of his beloved wife; and in doing so we desire to recored an expression of our appreciation of Mrs. Bowie's work and influence in our church. She was a member of the church for nineteen years and during all that time, until prevented by failing health, was active and influential in all its departments of woman's work. As an officer of the Ladies' Aide society for many years, she was always faithful, earnest and efficient in work, wise in counsel and leadership, and although in failing health for sometime past, she has always taken a deep interest in everyting pertaining to the work and welfare of our church.
"The memoryof her faithful, earnest Christian life should be long cherished in our church and made the means of stimulating us to greater zeal and diligence in the Master's service.
"It is difficult to speak of Mrs. Bowie in her home life, in which she was always quiet, gentle and of a sweet self-sacrificing disposition. To her husband and children, her death is an irreparable loss, but looking back on her earest and consistent life, they have a right toamake personal application of assurance that their loss is her eternal gain.
"On occasions like this, words fail to express our real feelings, but knowing that 'He doeth all things well" we commend our brother and his family to the one unfailing source of all strength snd comfort.
Resolutions on the death of Mrs. J.R. Bowie, who died at her home December 27, 1892.
At the all day meeting of the LAdies' Aid Society held in Eighth Presbyterian church parlors, January 20, 1893, the following minute was adopted
Whereas an all-wise Providence has removed by death our beloved sister Mrs Bowie
Resolved,That while bowing in humble submission to the divine will, we think it proper to express the love and esteem in which our departed sister was long held
Mrs. Bowie was a member of this Society for the past nine years;during that time she held various offices. For two years as President, her remarkable forethought and bright ideas made our work a great success.
Mrs Bowie was elected five times to the office of Treasurer. She was always faithful and earnet keeping her books so systematically that at any tim eshecould give whatever information we desired.
In the chair on socials, her quiet way and able management endeared her to all and we shall miss not only her work but her sweet influence and cheerful Christian spirit. On Hospital work, Mrs. Bowie was one of he most zealous.
As her reward may she have many gems in her crown for the good works and alms-deeds which she did.
We, her co-workers, are left to sojurn a little longer; let us take up the work she has laid down and carry it on, imitating her good example.
To the bereaved family we extend our deepest sympathy, and may our heavenly father give them that comfort and peace which human friendship, however dear, can never give.
Mrs William Rutherford
Mrs. R Buckman
Mrs R L Martin
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