Surname: Cowan

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs

In 1828 the transfer of the British garrison from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene commenced. A list of voyageurs who resided on Drummond Island at the time of the transfer. In many cases a brief biographical sketch is contained which may provide clues to their ethnicity, family relationships, and the location where they or their ancestors settled.

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1863 Settlers of Gallatin County, Montana

George E. McKinsey, born in Indiana Aug. 22, 1822. In 1854 he removed to Nebraska, remaining there until 1863, when he went to Montana with an ox-team, and mined for three years at Alder gulch. In 1866 he removed to Madison Valley, and established a ferry, but went back to mining the following year, and in 1869 returned to Middle Creek, settling finally near Bozeman in 1871. He married Sarah Anna Wilson in 1850. Andrew Cowan, Hillsdale, born in Ky March 1834, and raised on a farm. Went to Salt Lake from Missouri by stage in 1863, and from there to Virginia City. Engaged in freighting for one year, after which took a farm of 480 acres in the Gallatin Valley, and raised cattle and horses. He married Rachel C. Tribble in 1872. Henry Heebe, Central Park, born in Pennsylvania Nov. 17, 1840, was bred a fanner. In 1856 went to Kansas, where he resided until 1863, when he proceeded to Montana. In 1864, together with William Coly, William Riley, and Clarke, he discovered the celebrated Pony mine, and the McDonald and Strawberry mines. Heebe sold his interest in the Pony for a trifle, and settled on a farm on the Gallatin River. C. Etherington was born in England June 25, 1831, and emigrated to the U. S. in 1854. After 3 years spent in Pennsylvania, went to Kansas,...

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Biographical Sketch of Felix G. Cowan

Richard Cowan was born October 9, 1839, in Georgia, and married in April, 1865, in Illinois, Elzada Allen, born November 22, 1840, in Tennessee. They were the parents of Felix G. Cowan, born July 22, 1866, in Illinois; and Sarah Cowan, who married James A. Thompson, and is now deceased. Mr. Cowan was educated in the Cherokee Nation, and married on June 1, 1886, Lulu Murry, and on March 22, 1909, he married at Indianola, Iowa, Rebecca Blair, daughter of Calvin C., and Cirthia Blair. Mrs. Cowan had three brothers and one sister as follows: William E., Jane A., Almus C., and Joel O., Blair. Only the latter is now living. Mr. Cowan was in the mercantile business in Vinita for twenty-seven years. He was elected County Commissioner of Craig County on November 5, 1918, but resigned from this office and was appointed steward of the State Hospital at Vinita. Pleasant, urbane and gentlemanly, Mr. Cowan has a host of friends. He is a member of the Methodist church, Hill Crest Club, Masons, Shriners, Odd Fellows, Modern Woodmen of America, Fraternal Aid, and Elks fraternities. He, was a member of the City Council of Vinita for twelve years, part of the time of which he acted as...

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Biographical Sketch of Alex Cowan, Jr.

(See Grant)-Alexander Clingan, son of Andrew Finis and Elizabeth Jeanette (Clingan) Sowan, was born October 7, 1861. Married December 30, 1886, Lillie Bone Crawford, born April 24, 1871 in Ellis County, Texas. They were the parents of Stella Cherry, Terry Crawford, Louie Alexa, Georgia Hardy, Alexander Finie, and Andrew Jasper Cowan. Martha Jane, daughter of William and (Fields) Blythe, married Alexander Adam Clingan, and they were the parents of Elizabeth Jeanette Clingan who married Andrew Finis...

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Cowan, Lois – Obituary

Wallowa, Oregon Lois Cowan of Wallowa died May 17, 2006, at the Wallowa Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was 94. Mrs. Cowan was born Jan. 31, 1912, in Elgin to James Elvis and Bertha Witty Witherspoon. She grew up on the family farm on Cricket Flat and attended the Hindman Country School. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1931. After graduating, Lois worked as a telephone operator and a clerk in a grocery store. On June 26, 1938, she married Carl Raymond Cowan in Elgin. They lived in Baker City, Sumpter, La Grande and Elgin before moving to Wallowa in 1944. Raymond Cowan was the fire warden and Mrs. Cowan the dispatcher for the Oregon State Dept. of Forestry. She was also an aerial observer for bomber planes during the Korean War. Mrs. Cowan worked with the Wallowa School hot lunch program for many years. She volunteered at the Wallowa senior meal site and at the Wallowa food bank. She was a board member of the Friends of the Wallowa City Library, was a 4-H sewing leader, and worked on the Wallowa County Election Board for many years. In the early 1970’s the Cowans owned and operated the Elgin Playland Roller Skating Rink for several years. Mrs. Cowan loved gardening and preserving food. She also enjoyed sewing and music. She played the piano and violin in...

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Biographies of the Cherokee Indians

Whatever may be their origins in antiquity, the Cherokees are generally thought to be a Southeastern tribe, with roots in Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, among other states, though many Cherokees are identified today with Oklahoma, to which they had been forcibly removed by treaty in the 1830s, or with the lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokees in western North Carolina. The largest of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes, which also included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, the Cherokees were the first tribe to have a written language, and by 1820 they had even adopted a form of...

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Obituary of Robert Edward Seevers

Robert Edward Seevers, 73, a former Richland resident, died Aug. 8, 2008, at Gresham surrounded by his family. His graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There will be a picnic afterward at Geiser-Pollman Park. A future memorial service is planned for September at Ashland. Bob was born on March 18, 1935, to Helen Schutt and Clifford Seevers. He grew up at Richland, graduating from Eagle Valley High School in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. After earning his doctorate in chemistry at Oregon State University, at Corvallis, he taught at Southern Oregon University in Ashland until his retirement in 1993. Bob returned every summer to backpack and fly fish in the Wallowas, and enjoyed many fall hunts in Eastern Oregon. He was a beautiful back-country telemark skier, and skied throughout the Northwest, including the Wallowas, Mount Ashland, Mount McLaughlin, the Three Sisters and Mount Hood. He also skied Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen in California, and enjoyed hut-to-hut skiing in Colorado and Canada. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Rauch; his four children, and their spouses, Steve Seevers and Karen Poverny, Becky and Doug Cowan, Bradley and Sheila Seevers, Scott Seevers and Krissy Shepherd; their mother, Joan Seevers; his sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Archie Leathers; grandchildren, Samantha, Cameron and Mackenzie Cowan, and Josie and Travis Seevers; and friends...

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