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From The Virginia Star, 2/22/1904:


Mr E C Rowe Died Friday Morning -
Had Been in U S Mail Service Twenty - Seven Years, Etc

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


Railway mail 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, of Richmond.

The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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