Brady Hampton Fowler
Cloth Room Supervisor)
Story furnished by Clarence
Brady H. Fowler was born in
1894, the son of Joe J. and Jane Fowler. (click on; Joe J. Fowler family).
A Glendale native,
Brady married Blanche Gowan, the daughter of Thomas J. and Bertie
Clayton Gowan of Spartanburg/Beech Springs area. According to the 1920
Census, Blanche had two siblings, W.T. and Calvin Gowan. Brady grew up
as a member of the Glendale Baptist Church. After moving to
their home in the Bethesda area with his dad, they joined the Bethesda
The 1940 Spartanburg/Glendale Census listed the household as;
Brady Fowler 46, husband/Cloth room Supervisor
Children; Ray 6 Jane 2
Joe J. Fowler 76, widow/father
Brady was a good natured Supervisor and was liked and appreciated by
all his co-workers. He and his family were living in the Bethesda area
at the time of his death. He had served as a Deacon and was serving as
Treasurer of the Bethesda Baptist Church. The Fowler families were good
people and greatly loved in the community of Glendale as
well as Bethesda.
Excerpts from the obituary of Brady Hampton Fowler published Tuesday
September 30, 1969.
“Brady Hampton Fowler, 75, husband of Mrs. Blanche Gowan Fowler, died
Monday in the Spartanburg General Hospital following a short illness. A
native of Spartanburg County, he was the son of Joe J. and Jane Reaves
Fowler. He was a member and the treasurer of the Bethesda Baptist
Survivors were; his wife; one son, Ray H. Fowler, Burlington, N. C.;
one daughter, Mrs. Jane F. Baker, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; brothers, G. H.
Fowler, C. B. Fowler and J.B. Fowler; one sister, Mrs. T. D. Burgess
and two grandsons. Funeral services to be held in the Bethesda Baptist
Church with interment following in the Church Cemetery”
Mrs. Blanche Gowan Fowler died at the age of 101, Thursday, October 18,
2007 and was buried with her husband in the Bethesda Baptist Cemetery.
Census records and obituaries, courtesy of the Spartanburg County
Written July, 2013
Clarence E. Crocker
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