Edward Cowger

Male1872–July 1879

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Cowger was born in 1872, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States, his father, David Lucine Cowger, was 25 and his mother, Mahala Harrison, was 22. He died in July 1879, in his hometown, at the age of 7.

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David Lucine Cowger
Mahala Harrison
Edward Cowger
William Andrew Cowger
Clara Belle Cowger

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Cowger - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Edward Cowger

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World Events (3)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 0

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gauger .

History: Bearers of the name Cowger are descended from Johan Conrad Gauger, who came to North America from Germany in 1736 and settled in Pendleton County, WV.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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