Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

George Cowan

Male 1826 - 1897  (71 years)


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  • Name George Cowan 
    Born 1826  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1852  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    tailor 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. Presb. 
    Occupation 1872  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    farmer 
    Residence 1878  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Misfortune 1897  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dies Accidental Fall from Wagon 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-105736 
    Died 8 Jan 1897  South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Cause: Accidental Fall from Wagon 
    Buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I105736  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Robert Cowan,   b. Abt 1798, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ellen Armstrong,   b. Abt 1798, of, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F36797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Cowan 
    Family ID F233593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Agnes Ramsay,   b. 1817, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Ramsey Cowan,   b. 1857, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1907, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F23907  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Agnes Black,   b. 1835, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 12 Apr 1872  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Robert George Cowan,   b. 3 Nov 1875, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F35780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1826 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - tailor - 1852 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presb. - 1871 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1872 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Apr 1872 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1878 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - Dies Accidental Fall from Wagon - 1897 - South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Accidental Fall from Wagon - 8 Jan 1897 - South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • COWAN (Paris, Ont.) Jan. 8 - While George Cowan, a farmer living about two miles north of this place, was driving home last night, his horses became frightened at some object by the roadside and ran away, throwing him out of the buggy, and so injured him that death resulted about 10: 30 this morning. Deceased was 73 years of age and came to this neighbourhood from Cedar Creek, Waterloo county, about 16 years ago.

      Hamilton Spectator Saturday, January 9, 1897

  • Sources 
    1. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 13.
      George COWAN Tailor Scotland Presbyterian 29
      Agness COWAN Scotland Presbyterian 30

    2. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate pg 346 (1893), George Cowan-Agnes Black.
      George Cowan (widower) (farmer of North Dumfries) Birth Place: Scotland Age: 43 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829 Father Name: Robert Cowan Mother Name: Ellen Armstrong Spouse Name: Agnes Black (resident of Galt) Spouse's Age: 36 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Father Name: George Black Spouse Mother Name: Mary Rutherford Marriage Date: 12 Apr 1872 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Galt

    3. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In memory of/ George Cowan/ 1826-1897/ Agnes Rumsy (sic)/ his wife/ 1798-1857/ Agnes Rumsy Cowan/ 1857-1907/ Robert G. Cowan/ 1875-1956/ Janet B. Allison/ 1887-1953

    4. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 3, Pg. 15.

    5. [S713] Vit - ON - Death Registration, death certificate 4791 (1897).
      George Cowan Gender: Male Age: 74 Religion: Presbyterian Birth Date: abt 1823 Birth Place: Scotland Death Date: 8 Jan 1897 Death Place: South Dumfries Twp., Brant, Ontario, Canada Cause of Death: Accidental Fall From Waggon

    6. [S313] Census - ON, Waterloo, Galt - 1851, Div 1 Pg 13.

    7. [S721] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate.
      George Cowan (widower) (farmer of North Dumfries) Birth Place: Scotland Age: 43 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829 Father Name: Robert Cowan Mother Name: Ellen Armstrong Spouse Name: Agnes Black (resident of Galt) Spouse's Age: 36 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Spouse Birth Place: Scotland Spouse Father Name: George Black Spouse Mother Name: Mary Rutherford Marriage Date: 12 Apr 1872 Marriage Place: Waterloo, Galt