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Flaxney Stowell

Epithet: Artist (1846-1916)

Record type: Biographies

Biography: Flaxney Stowell was a well known member of the community in his home town of Castletown on the Isle of Man. His religious ties extended throughout his life, leading him to work as a musician and conductor for the church choir as well as a Sunday school teacher in his younger years. He was involved in local government too, often defending Old Age Pensions and calling for Manx Constitutional Reform.

He was known for his artistic skills that extended to his painter and decorating service, which he inherited from his father and his work can still be found in many of the old Castletown houses and churches. His artwork was of high quality and dispersed across much of the Island as well as England, where some remains to this day. His dedication to his faith extended until his sudden death in 1916, until which he could often be found preaching at Methodist churches and is rumoured to have never missed an appointment.

Gender: Male

Date of birth: 1846

Date of death: 1916

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