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Janet Blair
Female 1876 - 1949


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  • Birth  1876  Tarbert, East Luther Twp., Dufferin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Interesting Life Story  public service 
    Name  Janet Cowie 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-349961 
    Died  12 Sep 1949  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I349961  Generations
    Last Modified  3 Jan 2019 

    Family  John Cowie,   b. 23 Dec 1866, Springbank, East Williams Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1946, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Aug 1909  Tarbert, East Luther Twp., Dufferin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Margaret Cowie
    Family ID  F251190  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Mrs. Janet Cowie

      PRESTON, Sept. 12. Esteemed Preston resident for 35 years, Janet Blair, widow of John Cowie, died in the Galt General Hospital, early today, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Cowie suffered a fractured pelvis in a fall at her home, last Wednesday and had been confined to hospital since Friday. Born in Tarbet, near Grand Valley, Ont., she was educated at Orangeville High School and Toronto Normal School and taught at Springbank, near London, for some years. Thirty-five years ago she came to Preston from Ailsa Craig and made her home here since that time. She won a large circle of friends in the municipality for her active participation in church and community affairs. A member of St. Paul's United Church, the late Mrs. Cowie was active in the Women's Missionary Society of the church, holding a life. membership. She was also instrumental in starting the Young Women's Association of the church. A former member of the local Board of Old Age Pensions and Mother's Allowances in the County of Waterloo, she was also a former Preston member of the advisory board of the Braeside Home Service Training School, for Girls, which operated here for some years. Her husband, John Cowie, former principal of the Preston public school for many years, predeceased her three years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. Leslie (Margaret) Hogg, of Preston; a grandson, a brother, Dr. J. K. Blair of Arthur and a sister, Miss L. B. Blair of Arthur. The body will rest at the residence, 749 Moore St., Preston, after Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held Wednesday, at 2:30, with internment in the Preston Cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 12 Sep 1949 pg 5

  • Sources 
    1. [S239] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Preston CC#6335 Cemetery Internet Link .
      Cowie/ In Loving Memory Of/ John Cowie/ 1866 - 1946/ His Wife/ Janet Blair/ 1876 - 1949/ At Rest.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name:John Cowie Age:42 Birth Date:abt 1867 Marriage Date:11 Aug 1909 Marriage County or District:Dufferin Father:John Bryce Cowie Mother:Christina Turnball Cowie Spouse:Janet Blair Spouse's Age:33 Spouse Birth Date:abt 1874 Spouse Father:Donald Blair Spouse Mother:Margaret McLeish

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1949 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Preston Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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