Obituary – Bowers, Elza Cad

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 postoffice. In 1911 he was transferred to the Oklahoma City postoffice 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.

Information compiled by the Perry High School Alumni Association from the following sources:
1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 United State Census
Noble County Sentinel (Perry, Oklahoma) – February 20, 1902
Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) – March 16, 1911
Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) – March 31, 1911
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942