James Cowan

19 February 1858–16 December 1949 (Age 91)
Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of James

When James Cowan was born on 19 February 1858, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, James Cowan, was 25 and his mother, Priscilla Slater, was 17. He married Ellen Maria Hudman on 23 May 1883, in Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bootle St Mary, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Slaterville Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 16 December 1949, in Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Utah, United States.

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James Cowan
Ellen Maria Hudman
Marriage: 23 May 1883
Crystal Cowan

Spouse and Children

23 May 1883
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 1

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

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

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Hudman John Biography

BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HUDMAN John Hudman, son of Thomas Hudman and Ann Dancox, was born 23 October,1821. at Ripple Parish, Worcester, England. He lived and grew to manhood in the immediate vicinity. He di …

Sources (3)

  • Jas Cowen in household of Jas Cowen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Cowan in household of Nephi Bailey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Carver in household of James Carver, "United States Census, 1880"

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