Class of 1901

Elza Cadwell “Cad” Bowers

February 5, 1883 – November 9, 1956

Elza Cadwell Bowers passed away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 9, 1956 at the age of 73.

He was born in Meigs County, Ohio on February 5, 1883 to Leander L. and Catherine J. Bowers. By 1900 the family was living in Perry and Cad was among the first to graduate from Perry High School in 1901. He continued his education with two years of college.

Cad followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Seldon, and became a teacher. He taught for a time in the White Rock rural school in Noble County before his marriage to Elva Myrtle Scott in 1907.

By 1910 he had taken a position as a clerk in the Guthrie, Oklahoma post office. In 1911 he was transferred to the Oklahoma City post office where he was appointed clerk in the city delivery department and worked there until at least 1940.

Funeral services were held at the Hahn Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. November 10, 1956 with William Alexander officiating and interment at Memorial Park Cemetery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife and predeceased by his parents and brother, Sheldon W. Bowers.