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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1982
Scope & Content Interview by Sharon Mastin of Daniel F. Bower (b. 02/13/1918), son of John & Sallie Frey Bower.

Digital copy available. Poor audio quality.
Start time Subject
00:00:31 took hikes and played baseball
00:05:04 welder
00:06:46 enjoyed the past more than the present -- doesn't like fast living
00:10:30 teacher played games with them
00:19:36 woodworking, antiques
00:20:48 lower taxes in the past
00:21:38 earned $12 a month, but only got to keep 50 cents
00:24:24 ambition was to own a car
00:27:22 grain mill, water wheel
Length of Interview 00:37:57
Notes Obituary:
Daniel Bower, 91, husband of Perma A. (Smith) Bower, of Deep Creek Road, Perkiomenville, PA died on Monday, January 4, 2010 in his residence.

Born in Siesholtzville, PA he was a son of the late John S. and Sallie G. (Frey) Bower.

He was a welder for over 20 years at Occidental Chemical Co. retiring in 1984, prior to that he worked at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.

He was a member of Palm Schwenkfelder Church.

Surviving along with his wife is a daughter Marjorie wife of Olin Mastin of Barto; a brother, Harold Bower of Red Hill, two granddaughters, and two great granddaughters and one great grandson.

Daniel was predeceased by brothers, Paul, Peter, Wilmer, Lloyd and Lester and two sisters: Helen and Mae.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2010 at Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville, PA 18041. Officiating will be Rev. Ronald R. Krick and Rev. Nicholas L. Pence. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Limerick Garden of Memories Cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.124
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bower, Daniel F., 1918-2010
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes