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I would like to share the obituary written about my gr gr grandfather Captain E. W. B. Nowland who died in 1927.  It was written up in the Waterways Journal (which is still being published today). [[Space:Obituary for Captain Edward William Benjamin Nowland|Waterways Journal Obituary]]
in The Tree House by Cindy Shephard G2G6 (6.7k points)
Dear Cindy,

     You have a wonderful obituary for a man who seems to have had a full life.   As a mariner myself, I hold a subscription to the Waterways Journal.  Your g-g-grandfather's story makes me want to visit the Arkansas River.  

    Thanks for sharing. -NGP
I, too was a mariner.  I sailed deep sea for four years and got to see lots of places.  I was also active duty and Reserve Navy.

There are so many articles on the Nowlands in the Waterways Journal.  Would love to have copies of them.  Somewhere I've got a list of them all!  The Nowlands were amazing people.  The good captain's son Eugene was a violinist, a silent movie director, and had an extraordinary photo collection!  His sister, Lucille, was  an organist and a pianist.  She married Alfred Semnacher of the "Fatty" Arbuckle fame.  Quite the collection of people!
Beautifully written. I encourage you to add hyperlinks from it the the profiles of the people mentioned in the obit.
I"m working on cleaning up and sourcing the Nowlands and will include the space link to all concerned.  There's a lot to do!

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Thanks sharing for the fantastic obituary. I have a number of mariners in my own family so was very interested to read it.

by J G G2G6 Mach 8 (84.4k points)

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