COWAN, EDWARD HENRY HARRISON "HANK" - Bourbon County, Kansas | EDWARD HENRY HARRISON "HANK" COWAN - Kansas Gravestone Photos

Edward Henry Harrison "Hank" COWAN

Hatch Cemetery
Bourbon County,

July 23, 1838 - August 28, 1916

Fort Scott Tribune-Monitor
Henry Cowan, the pioneer Rockford Valley resident, who died yesterday late morning at his home, was deputy sheriff under Allan Wheeler descesed, and was one of the best that the country ever had. He had charge of the jail and it cannot be said but that the the prisoners were accorded good treatment. No jailer ever had better control over prisoners than he, but in return he expected the same kind of treatment.
In the death of Mr. Cowan, familiarly known among the newspaper fraternity in Fort Scott as "Hank", the county lost a valuable citizen, a pioneer farmer and a good man and as honest as the day is long. Highly respected in his neighborhood and over the county generally the deceased leaves behind a host of sorrowing friends and relatives. We will miss Henry Cowan for a long time to come.
Hank was the son of Thomas Andrew and Jerusha Sprague Cowan and was born in Decatur, Macon County, Ilinois, and the husband of Mary E. Johnson Cowan.

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Evelyn Jones Christensen

Contributed on 3/8/14

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Submitted: 3/8/14 • Approved: 3/9/14 • Last Updated: 3/11/18 • R29078-G29078-S3

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