Mr. Edgar Cephas Rowe died
at the home of his son, Mr. James C Rowe, in this city,
on Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the result of a paralytic
stroke last Monday night,, aged nearly sixty - five years.
The deceased was a man of remarkably fine
mind and broad information. He was a fluent writer and
during his life contributed articles to newspapers and
periodicals which were always read with interest. He was
born in this city in October , 1839, and was the youngest
son of the late George Rowe. He completed his education
at the University of Virginia, and practiced law for several
years. He was in the Confederate service as a cavalryman
early in the war, and later transfered to the quartermaster's
division and had charge of Federal prisoners on Belle
Isle, at Richmond.
Early in the seventies he held a clerkship
in the United States House of Representatives at Washington,
and later was a clerk in the Senate of Virginia. In 1877
he was appointed to the US
service and assigned to duty on the P F & P R R (Narrow
Gauge) between this city and Orange C H which position
he held consecutively until his death. His wife, who was
Miss Sledd, of Richmond, died almost two years ago.
Mr Rowe had been in bad health for over
one year, but with indomitable will remained at his post
of duty with the exception of a month's furlough. In his
last illness he was confined to his room only five days.
The deceased was a brother of the late Mayor A P Rowe,
Rev John G Rowe, and H C Rowe, of this city and Rev R
Semple Rowe, of Kennedyville, MD.
Six children survive him. Mr James C Rowe,
Mrs E H Goodrick, Mrs Arthur B Jones, Mrs George Freeman,
Jr and Miss Constance Rowe, of this city and Mrs D C Hanson,
The funeral arrangements will be announced