Walter Arthur Cowan SR

3 September 1886–12 June 1960 (Age 73)
Kempner, Lampasas, Texas, United States

The Life of Walter Arthur

When Walter Arthur Cowan SR was born on 3 September 1886, in Kempner, Lampasas, Texas, United States, his father, John Abraham Cowan, was 42 and his mother, Susan Emaline Hail, was 33. He married Sophrona Cox on 8 April 1906, in Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Artesia, Eddy, New Mexico, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1 Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States in 1940. He died on 12 June 1960, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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Walter Arthur Cowan SR
Sophrona Cox
Marriage: 8 April 1906
Lena Laverne Cowan
Walter Arthur Cowan Jr
Johnny Cowan

Spouse and Children

8 April 1906
Lampasas, Lampasas, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Arthur Cowan in household of Frank Duggin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter A Cowan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter A Cowan, "United States Census, 1920"

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