Robert John Cowan

January 1871–
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Robert John

Robert John Cowan was born in January 1871, in New Jersey, United States as the son of Robt. Cowan and Mary Fyfe. He married Hattie Ellen Bedtelyon on 19 October 1898, in Hadley, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910.

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Robert John Cowan
Hattie Ellen Bedtelyon
Marriage: 19 October 1898
Mabel Leta Cowan
Mabel Cowan Woodward

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 October 1898Hadley, Lapeer, Michigan, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 0
    Historical Boundaries 1871: Spokane Falls, Stevens, Washington Territory, United States 1879: Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Spokane Falls, Spokane, Washington, United States 1891: Spokane, Washington, United States
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 1
    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.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 31
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and Manx: shortened form of McOwen and McKeown . See also McEwen .Sottish and Manx: from a shortened form of Irish Ó Comhdhain and Mac Comhdhain ‘descendant or son of Comhdan’ or Gaelic Mac Comhghain ‘son of Comhghan (‘the twin’). Pronounced to rhyme with Owen, the name sometimes appears as Coan and Cohen in Down, and has been used interchangeably with Irish Coyne in Connacht and McIlhone in Tyrone. In the Isle of Man the name is pronounced /'kauən/ (with Cow- as in English cow).Scottish and Manx: sometimes a variant of Colquhoun , pronounced Cohoon in Scotland and Cahoon in Ulster.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Robt Cowan, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Robtert J. Cowan, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
    • Robt. J. Cowan in entry for Hattie Ellen Cowan, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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