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

Thomas Deans Cowan

Male 1878 - 1970  (92 years)


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  • Name Thomas Deans Cowan 
    Born 2 Apr 1878  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1881  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presbyterian 
    Religion 1891  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1901  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Farm Laborer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-145350 
    Died 21 Sep 1970  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 23 Sep 1970  Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I145350  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father William Cowan,   b. 16 May 1841, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1922, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Helen Elliott,   b. CALC 10 Jun 1841, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1885, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Family ID F16659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ethel Marion Turnbull,   b. 18 Feb 1890, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1930, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1920  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F24121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jennie Ferguson Turnbull,   b. 12 Feb 1898, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1986  (Age 88 years) 
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F39258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1878 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. Presbyterian - 1881 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1891 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farm Laborer - 1901 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1920 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1970 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Sep 1970 - Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Thomas Deans Cowan was educated in Galt and at the Ontario Agricutual College. In 1904 after graduation he moved to Argentina returning 1912 to Galt to take up farming. In 1920 he moved to the old family farm Clochmohr and was a director of the firm Cowan and Co. of Galt. He was president of the South Waterloo Argicultural Society.


      Cambridge Mosiac, Jim Quantrell, 1998, City of Cambridge [abbreviated snippet from original text in book]

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      Thomas Cowan

      GALT, Thomas Cowan of 8 Hillcrest Drive, died Monday, at South Waterloo Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Cowan was born on the farm he operated at RR 3, Galt, where his son now farms. He later farmed at Clochmhor Farm on Highway 24, for 49 years. He retired to Galt last year. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Galt and was past president and an honorary life director of the South Waterloo Agricultural Society. For many years he was a director of Cowan and Co., a wood-working machine manufacturing firm, in Galt. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Ethel M. Turnbull, in 1930 and is survived by his second wife, the former Jennie F. Turnbull; a son, James of Galt; two daughters, Marion of Toronto and Mrs. Donald (Helen) Virgo of Montreal; a sister, Mrs. Lewis A. (Isobel) LaPierre of Galt and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers and one sister. The body is at Little's Funeral Home, Galt, where the service will be conducted, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mount View cemetery.

      Kitchener-Waterloo Record 22 Sep 1970 pg 30

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1901, Waterloo (South/Sud) G-4 Page 3.

    2. [S178] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo South - 1881, Waterloo S. Twp. 1881 Div 2 Page 16.

    3. [S122] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Mount View CC#4495 Internet Link .
      In/ memory of/ William Cowan/ died Dec. 3, 1922/ in his 82nd year/ Helen Elliott/ wife of/ William Cowan/ died in Waterloo A.D. 1885/ aged 44 years/ Elizabeth Helen Cowan / died Feb. 24, 1930/ in her 54th year/ Robert Elliott Cowan/ died 22nd day of Aug. 1961/ aged 91 years/ his wife/ Georgina Armstrong/ dled 16th day of Jan. 1949/ aged 83 years/ Thomas Deans Cowan/ died Sept. 21, 1970- in his 93rd year/ Ethel Marion Turnbull/ wife of Thos. D. Cowan/ died May 30, 1930-in her 41st year

    4. [S2575] aaaaWaterloo Township South 1891, Sect. 3 Page 38.

    5. [S2490] aaa Vit - ON - Birth Registration, Birth Certificate 032339 (1878).
      Name:Thomas Deans Cowan Date of Birth:2 Apr 1878 Gender:Male Birth Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name:William Cowan Mother's name:Hellen Elliott

    6. [S2488] aaa Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, marriage certificate 025937 (1920).
      Name:Thomas Deans Cowan Age:42 Birth Year:abt 1878 Birth Place:Galt RR 3 Marriage Date:2 Jun 1920 Marriage Place:Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Spouse:Ethel Marion Turnball