Friendship (NY) Republican, 12 Feb 1920:


Grandmother of Clare Stannard Saw New York State Grow from Days of Indians

The following was taken from the Denver Times, Denver, Colorado, issue of Feb. 4, 1920.  The body of Mrs. Nowlen was received here last Sunday morning and buried in Mt. Hope, the Rev. W. Ballard conducting the service.  Mrs. Clarence DeFrance Stannard of Denver, accompanied the remains and is stopping at the home of Mrs. Gardner Wells on East Main street this week. 

The Times said:
"Mrs. Nelson Nowlen, aged 96, grandmother of Clare N. Stannard, secretary and commercial manager of the Denver Gas and Electric company, died at the home of her grandson, 3408 East Seventeenth avenue, early this morning.

"Ninety-four years of her life were spent in the town of Friendship, N.Y., but two years ago she came to Colorado to be with her daughter and grandson.  Mrs. Nowlen was one of the few persons who saw the state of New York grow from the old Indian stamping ground to its present civilization.  She saw the first railroad train which ran from New York to Chicago.

"She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence DeFrance Stannard of Denver and Mrs. Mark A. Wightman of Prattsburg, N.Y., and by three grandchildren, Clare N. Stannard of Denver, Floyd C. Stannard of Salt Lake City and Mrs. Edward Eagle of Gary, Ind.  She had eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

"Private funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow at the residence, and the body will be taken to her old home in New York for burial."