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James Davidson Cowan

Male 1847 - 1921  (74 years)


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  • Name James Davidson Cowan 
    Born 21 Mar 1847  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1861  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    United Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Religion 1871  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    C. Presb. 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-303824 
    Died 26 Mar 1921  Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Cause: Pernicious Anaemia (2 years) 
    Buried 29 Mar 1921  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I303824  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father William Cowan,   b. 6 Dec 1814, Yarrow, , Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1895, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Margaret Davidson,   b. CALC 7 Apr 1823, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1908, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Family ID F246178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Taylor,   b. 28 May 1854, Thurso, Caithness Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1928, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1878  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Margaret T. Cowan,   b. 29 Aug 1879, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1969, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Private Arthur Gordon Cowan,   b. 14 May 1886, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1921, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Richard Charles "Dick' Cowan,   b. 1889, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 80 years)
     4. Jessie Isabella Cowan,   b. 7 Oct 1893, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1986  (Age 93 years)
     5. Ethel Jane Cowan,   b. 17 Jan 1898, , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1986  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F248366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1778] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1861, Div 5 Page 38.

    2. [S355] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1871, Div. 2, Page 50.

    3. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      [Front/West] In Loving memory of/ James Davidson Cowan/ born Mar. 21, 1847/ died In Drumbo Mar. 26, 1921/ and his wife/ Elizabeth Taylor/ born In Thurso Scotland May 28, 1854/ died Sept. 29, 1928/ Arthur Gordon/ Third son of/ James D. & Elizabeth Cowan/ May 14, 1886 - Aug. 8. 1921/ "To Us They Seemed to Die/ but They Are at Peace"/ Cowan
      [Back/East] Their daughters/ Margaret T. Cowan/ Aug. 29, 1879 - Sept. 21, 1969/ Jessie I. Cowan/ Oct. 7, 1893 - Nov. 22, 1986/ Ethel J. Cowan/ Jan. 17, 1898 - Oct. 14, 1986/ Cowan

    4. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Name: James D Cowan Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1847 Birth Place: Dfs Age at Death: 74 Death Date: 26 Mar 1921 Death Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Elizabeth Taylor Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1854 Birth Place: Scotland Marriage Date: 3 Dec 1878 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: Donald Taylor Mother: Jannet Taylor Spouse: James D Cowan Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1847 Spouse Birth Place: Dumfries Tp Spouse Father: William Cowan Spouse Mother: Margaret Cowan

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1847 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - United Presbyterian - 1861 - North Dumfries Twp., 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 MapsMarried - 3 Dec 1878 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Mar 1921 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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