Cowan, John (April 13, 1853 - September 15, 1930)
RESPECTED CITIZEN IS CALLED IN
DEATH JOHN COWAN DIES FOLLOWING OPERATION PERFORMED SATURDAY
Douglas Enterprise - September 16, 1930John Cowan, for nearly 30 years a respected citizen of Douglas, during which he plied his trade, that of a carpenter, for a time and was later interested with his daughter in the operation of the Home Bakery, is dead. The end came at the Douglas hospital about 11 o'clock Monday night and following an operation performed Saturday morning for his relief from an acute attack of an old affliction, he being stricken suddenly and violently ill about 2 o'clock Friday morning after enjoying better than usual health for a period of about three years.
Mr. Cowan was born April 13, 1853 in Huron county, Ontario, Canada. As a young man, with his people, he came to the United States settling at Eagle Grove, Ia., in Wright county. A few years later he moved to New York state, being united in marriage with Mrs. Cowan at Norfolk, March 26, 1883, they moved to Eagle Grove, Ia., in 1897 and migrating to Wyoming in 1900. The first year in this part was spent at Guernsey after which they came to Douglas which has since been their home.
Mrs. Cowan, two sons and a daughter survive a beloved father. The children are: William L., Independence, Mo., John Franklin of Casper; and Mrs. John Wittenberg of Douglas. Two sisters also are left to mourn his departure, viz: Mrs. T.H. Means of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Margaret A. Warner of Eagle Grove, Ia.
Funeral services are to be conducted at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Hofmann chapel.