Otha R. Cowan

1 November 1881–9 February 1955 (Age 73)
Ritchie, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Otha R.

When Otha R. Cowan was born on 1 November 1881, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, his father, James William Cowan, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Zickefoose, was 29. He married Mary Alice Stull in 1906, in Ritchie, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Murphy, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Murphy Magisterial District, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 9 February 1955, in Murphy District, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in King Knob Cemetery, Ritchie, West Virginia, United States.

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Otha R. Cowan
Mary Alice Stull
Marriage: 1906
Kittie Cowan
Sylva F Cowan
Elsie Mae Cowan
Raymond A Cowan

Spouse and Children

Ritchie, West Virginia, United States


    Kittie Cowan


    Sylva F Cowan


    Elsie Mae Cowan


    Raymond A Cowan


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Otho Cowan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Otha Cowan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otlas Cowans, "United States Census, 1940"

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