Helen Cowan

3 July 1812–
Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Cowan was born on 3 July 1812, in Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Cowan, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Morison, was 26.

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William Cowan
Elizabeth Morison
Helen Cowan

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Morison




World Events (8)

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813

Age 1

The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.

Age 3

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 31

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Helen Cowan in household of William Cowan, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Helen Cowan in household of William Cowan, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Scottish Census

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