Robert Cowden

30 April 1833–28 April 1900 (Age 67)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Cowden was born on 30 April 1833, in Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Cowden, was 39 and his mother, Rebecca Robertson, was 30. He died on 28 April 1900, in Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Cowden
1794–
Rebecca Robertson
1803–1835
David Cowden
1817–1886
James Cowden
1818–
Rachel Cowden
1825–
Hannah Cowden
1827–
William Cowden
1827–1917
John W. Cowden
1830–
Robert Cowden
1833–1900

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World Events (8)

1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 3

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 18

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of at least three places named Cowden. One in Northumbria occurs in 1286 as Colden and is derived from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + denu ‘valley’; that in East Yorkshire occurs in Domesday Book as Coledun and is from Old English col + dūn ‘hill’; while one in Kent is recorded in 1160 as Cudena and is from Old English ‘cow’ + denn ‘pasture’. The last does not appear to have yielded any surnames; the surname is more or less restricted to northern England, and is also found in northern Ireland, where it may be of Scottish origin, from places called Cowden near Dollar and near Dalkeith, Lothian.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Cowden, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"
  • Robert Cowden, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Robert Cowden, "Find A Grave Index"

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