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

Margaret T. Cowan

Female 1879 - 1969  (90 years)


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  • Name Margaret T. Cowan 
    Born 29 Aug 1879  Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Occupation school teacher 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-340176 
    Died 21 Sep 1969  Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 24 Sep 1969  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I340176  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2019 

    Father James Davidson Cowan,   b. 21 Mar 1847, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1921, Drumbo, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother 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  [3
    Family ID F248366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Sep 1969 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Miss Margaret Cowan Passes - A well-known Drumbo resident,

      Miss Margaret Cowan, passed away at the Drumbo Nursing Home on Monday following a lengthy illness. She was in her 91st year. A daughter of the late James D. Cowan and the former Elizabeth Taylor, she was born at Montrose Farm, the Cowan home farm, east of Drumbo. Miss Cowan received her elementary schooling at Drumbo, and was a graduate of the Galt Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. After graduating from university, she entered the teaching profession. Miss Cowan taught at high schools in Kemptville, Perth, Oshawa, Drumbo and Paris, retiring thirty years ago. Miss Cowan was a valued life member of Willis United Church in Drumbo, taking a great interest in all church organizations, in particular the mission work of the church. She was also an active member of the U.C.W. and the Drumbo Women's institute for many years. Very popular with the young people of the church, Miss Cowan was well-known for her work in the Sunday School and the Young People's groups. For twenty-five years Miss Cowan held the office of secretary-treasurer of the Drumbo Public Library Board. Miss Cowan compiled the early history of Drumbo and area which was published at the time of the Drumbo Old Boys' Reunion in 1950. Surviving are two sisters: Misses Jessie and Ethel Cowan, both of Drumbo. She was predeceased by four brothers: William H. Cowan; Donald J. Cowan, a former Brant County judge; A. Gordon Cowan; and R. C. Cowan. Funeral service was conducted from the R. W. Rumble Funeral Home this afternoon (Wed.) by Mr. Percy Brown of Willis United Church. Pallbearers were W. A. Cowan, Windsor, and Stuart Cowan, RR 1, Drumbo, nephews of the deceased; W. H. MacLaren, Galt; Norman Baxter, Hamilton; Charles Sippel, Drumbo; and Alex McLaren, Drumbo. Interment was in Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Sep 25 1969 pg 9

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: Margaret Cowan Date of Birth: 28 Aug 1879 Gender: Female Birth Place: Oxford, Ontario, Canada Father's name: James D Cowan Mother's name: Elizabeth Taylor

    2. [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

    3. [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