Newton Frederic Cowen

17 May 1869–13 April 1932 (Age 62)
Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States

The Life of Newton Frederic

When Newton Frederic Cowen was born on 17 May 1869, in Elmira, Chemung, New York, United States, his father, Frederick Newton Cowen, was 26 and his mother, Susan Kirkpatrick, was 24. He married Georgia Ethel Beltz on 20 March 1895, in Clayton, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Dunsmuir, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1910 and Mott, Siskiyou, California, United States in 1920. He died on 13 April 1932, in Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Dunsmuir, Siskiyou, California, United States.

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Newton Frederic Cowen
Georgia Ethel Beltz
Marriage: 20 March 1895
Frederic George Cowen
Scott Kirkpatric Cowen
Chaves William Cowen
Robert Wright Cowen

Spouse and Children

20 March 1895
Clayton, St. Louis, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Newton Cowen


    Susan Kirkpatrick




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 3

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

Age 17

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Cowan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Newton F Cowen in household of Guy B Morrison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Newton Cowen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Newton Cowen, "United States Census, 1900"

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