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Emma Castilla Bowen
Birth: 2 March 1889
Warren County, Illinois, USA
Death: 29 March 2001
Macomb, Illinois, USA
Age: 112 years, 27 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Emma Castilla "Cassie" Bowen (2 March 1889 – 29 March 2001) was an American supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Bowen was born in Warren County, Illinois, United States, on 2 March 1889 as the eldest daughter of Lewis Cass Bowen and Sirena (née Holeman) Bowen. She had two younger sisters named Florence and Eva. Her father died when she was three years old.

Bowen appears to never have married nor had children. Her mother died in 1936. Bowen also outlived both her siblings, who died in 1977 and 1986.

Bowen died on 29 March 2001 (28 March according to Find A Grave page) at the age of 112 years, 27 days. She was survived by three of her nieces.