John Finlay Cowan

October 1856–
Fillmore, Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of John Finlay

When John Finlay Cowan was born in October 1856, in Fillmore, Andrew, Missouri, United States, his father, John Gilmore Cowan, was 36 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Gresham, was 28. He married Estell M. "Stella" Goslin on 10 July 1883. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Hickory Township, Holt, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

John Finlay Cowan
1856–
Estell M. "Stella" Goslin
1857–1945
Marriage: 10 July 1883
Mary Estell Cowan
1884–1905
John Asher Cowan
1886–1937
Frances Cowan
1890–1971
Carolyn Aseneth Cowan
1894–1945

Spouse and Children

    Male1856–Male

    Estell M. "Stella" Goslin

    Female1857–1945Female

MARRIAGE
10 July 1883
Holt,Missouri
children

(4)

    Mary Estell Cowan

    Female1884–1905Female

    John Asher Cowan

    Male1886–1937Male

    Female1890–1971Female

    Female1894–1945Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Gilmore Cowan

    Male1820–1906Male

    Mary Elizabeth Gresham

    Female1828–1913Female

siblings

(11)

    William Gilmore Cowan

    Male1846–1860Male

    Charles Marshall Cowan

    Male1849–1938Male

    Bryant Owsley Cowan

    Male1852–1929Male

    Female1854–1872Female

    Male1856–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 4

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1863

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John F Cowan in household of John G Cowan, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Cowan in household of John Cowan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Cowan in household of John G Cowan, "United States Census, 1880"

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