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Fowler, Robert A. [Colored Railway Employees' Beneficial Association of America]

(born: 1875  -  died: 1930) Robert A. Fowler worked as a porter for the Pullman Car Company in Cincinnati, OH, according to his World War I registration card. He and his family lived at 3015 Kerper Avenue.

Fowler was the founder and organizer of the Colored Railway Employees' Beneficial Association of America around 1909. The organization was incorporated in Cincinnati.

Fowler was born in Georgetown, KY, the son of William and Luella Burden Fowler. He was the husband of Laura Bell Watson Fowler, who may have been his first wife. In 1920, Robert Fowler was the husband of Ella D. Fowler (b. 1877 in LA) and the father of Watson Fowler (b. 1904 in KY), all according to the U.S. Federal Census.

Robert Fowler died January 16, 1930, and was buried in Georgetown on January 30, 1930, according to the Ohio Death Index. In the 1930 Census, Ella D. Fowler is listed as a widow with two children and still living at 3015 Kerper Avenue.

For more see Cincinnati's Colored Citizens, by W. P. Dabney.

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