This Silas H. Towler family have been
researched by Margaret Armstrong Towler, Major Silas H. Towler, and his
father, Dr. Thomas Sturrock Towler and the papers original copies were
found at Margaret's home when she died in 1979. I have put them
all together in a software package, RootsMagic©,
and published a hard copy book from this software for the current
generation of the George Hutchins Towler family of Minnesota. This
section of the family does not have the family Bible, just copies of the
Major Silas Howell Towler was the commander
of the Old Soldiers Home in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1900 to his
death in 1930. He was a member of the John A. Rawlings post of the
Grand Army of the Republic, along with L. A. Hancock, A. G. Dunlop,
Captain A. M. Shuey, Governor Samuel R. Van Sant, Judge Eli Torrance,
and W. L. Humason. These names appeared on an article in Minneapolis
Tribune. [no date on copy of original] Article is entitled
"Seven Youths of 70 Years ago Recollect Memories of Marching Off to the
Silas was also a member of the
J. C. McCoy Post No. 1. in Columbus Ohio.
In the article it states " Major Silas H.
Towler, commandant of the Minnesota Soldiers Home, 83 year old veteran
of the 85th Ohio, [83 = probably means a 1929 issue of the newspaper]
chairman of the national executive committee of the G. A. R"
Other valuable family information is also in this article. A
picture in a magazine [no label as to what publication this is] is a
picture by Harry Pogue of 5 couples celebrating Marriage Ties
more than 50 years old GAR post John A. Rawlings.
Christopher Towler England to Barbados to Virginia
Future: Pictures and other information will
Please contact me if you have information.