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Stowers, Walter Haslip

(born: February 12, 1859  -  died: August 21, 1932) 

Said to be born in Owensboro, KY, Walter H. Stowers became a lawyer and author. Michigan and Canada are also given as his birth locations in the U.S. Federal Census. Stowers was a deputy sheriff and deputy county clerk in Detroit, MI. He established two newspapers, Venture and Plaindealer (Detroit). He led the fight against restrictive covenants in Detroit. Because of the controversial content of his book, the pen name Sanda was used when he co-authored Appointed: an American Novel, published by the Detroit Law Printing Co.

Walter H. Stowers is buried in the Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit Michigan. He was the son of Jesse and Esther A. Bosley Stowers. He was the husband of Susan F. Wallace Stowers. 

For more see Evidences of Progress Among Colored People, by G. F. Richings; Who's Who in Colored America, 1933-37; Walter H. Stowers (1858-1932) at Find A Grave.

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