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  • ID: I13280
  • _UID: 5520797B2BD34DC5864B2FCEC5270CAAE9B9
  • Name: Elijah Mark COWENS
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 JUN 1890 in Rover, Highland Twp, Oregon Co, Mo
  • Death: 25 MAR 1984 in Oregon Co, Mo
  • Burial: Jolliff Cem, Oregon Co, Mo
  • Note:

    Aldon, Calvin & Columbus died of the croup while the family was living in a log house (on what is now Alva Willard's place).

    1910 MO census - Oregon Co, Highland twp, p 72 (April):
    Cowens, Mrs. Mary (head) - 56 (widowed), b IL, par b IL
    . . . . Elijah M. (son) - 19, m 3 yrs, b MO, par b IL
    . . . . Walter D. (son) - 17, b MO
    . . . . Bessie (daug-in-law) - 19, m 3 yrs, 1 ch/0 liv, b MO, par b IL/MO

    1920 MO census - Oregon Co, Highland twp, Jan 14, p 59
    Cowens, Eliga M. (head) - 29, b MO, par b TN/IL
    . . . . Bessie (wife) - 29, b MO, par b IL/TN
    . . . . Clifton (son) - 3-2/12, b MO

    Obituary (maybe in the West Plains Daily Quill)

    Elijah Cowens rites Wednesday
    Funeral services for Elijah Mark Cowens, 93, West Plains, will be at 10 am Wed in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, with the Rev. Duane Flood Officiating.
    Mr. Cowens died at 10:05 am Sunday at the home of his grandson. He was born June 1, 1890 at Rover, the son of the late William and Mary Jolliff Cowens.
    He was married in Nov 1906, at Rover to bessie Adeline Redburn, who preceded him in death April 13, 1965. Mr. Cowens was a retired farmer.
    Survivors include two children, Clifton Eugene Cowens, Birch Tree, and Mrs. Samuel (Violette) Hurst, West Plains; 4 grandsons; 6 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
    Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife, two sisters, Alice Humphrey and Lola Willard, one brother, Walter Cowens, and 3 sons, Alden, Calvin and Columbus Cowens.
    Visitation will be from 7 to 8 pm Tuesday at the Carter Funeral Home.
    Burial will be in Jolliff Cemetery under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, West Plains.

    Find A Grave Memorial# 15484933
  • Change Date: 23 OCT 2015

    Father: William M. COWENS b: 1 JAN 1844
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth JOLLIFF b: 8 JUN 1852 in Illinois

    Marriage 1 Bessie Adeline REDBURN b: 27 MAY 1890 in Oregon Co, MO
    • Married: NOV 1906 in Rover, Highland Twp, Oregon Co, Mo
    1. Has No Children Aldon E. COWENS b: 20 DEC 1908
    2. Has No Children Calvin Charles William COWENS b: 1910
    3. Has No Children Columbus M. COWENS b: 1912
    4. Has Children Clifton Eugene "Gene" COWENS b: 28 NOV 1916

    Marriage 2 Nora Mae REDBURN b: 26 JUN 1898 in Rover, Oregon Co, MO
      1. Has No Children Reba Violette COWENS
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