Harold Guy Cowgill

Male22 July 1900–9 May 1988

Brief Life History of Harold Guy

When Harold Guy Cowgill was born on 22 July 1900, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, his father, Clarence Orestes Cowgill, was 31 and his mother, Bertha Alice Ritchie, was 24. He had at least 1 daughter with Rena Belle Landers. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1930. He died on 9 May 1988, in Greenville, Pitt, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States.

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Harold Guy Cowgill
Rena Belle Landers
Mary Estelle Cowgill

Sources (21)

  • Harold Cowgill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harold Guy Cowgill, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Harold E Cowgill, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.

1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

Age 13

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English Yorkshire and Lancashire: habitational name from any of the places called Cowgill in Yorkshire; all are named with Old Norse gil ‘narrow valley, ravine’ with various first elements including Old English ‘cow’ and Old English col ‘(char)coal’.

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

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