Biography of Orlie H. Bowen

Orlie H. Bowen stood as a prominent business figure and respected citizen in Williams County, Ohio. Born on April 24, 1884, in New London, he later became the esteemed cashier of Montpelier National Bank, contributing significantly to his community’s prosperity. Orlie’s parents, Robert and Rebecca Bowen, hailed from Richland County and eventually settled in Williams County after farming. A graduate of Montpelier High School and Davis Business College, Orlie advanced from assistant to elected cashier at First National Bank of Montpelier, serving steadfastly even after a bank merger. Married to Lucy Opdycke and father to Mary and Alice, he actively participated in the United Brethren Church and various Masonic bodies, also supporting the Republican Party.

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