Etc. -- Alexander C. Cowan's 1942 obituary
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A transcription of a page 3 article in the 13 Jan 1942 Simcoe Reformer.

alexander c. cowan

Following an illness of only a week's duration, Alexander C. Cowan of Langton passed away at his home at Langton on Monday, in his 86th year.

Mr. Cowan was one of a family of five children of William and Priscilla Cowan, and [was] of Scottish descent.

Born in 1866 on a farm in Charlotteville, Norfolk, he lived there until the age of 23, when he went to Portage la Prairie and Brandon, in Western Canada, and worked in his brother's business for two years.

When he returned in 1880 his father purchased the farm on which he has since lived. He married Agnes Mabee of Goshen, South Middleton, in 1886.

In 1896 he became Reeve of North Walsingham where he served until 1907, becoming Warden of Norfolk in 1906. 

Mr. Cowan's father died in 1904 and his mother passed away in 1907. In 1908 he became associated with the Baptist Church, and served as clerk of the church for many years, and was actively interested in all branches of the church until his health necessitated a respite, when his two sons, Colin and William, took up the work, and are carrying on as treasurer and deacon. 

Mr. Cowan's only daughter, Florence, married Dr. Howard Alexander of Tillsonburg.

The funeral is being held at two o'clock this afternoon with service at the home, followed by a public service at Langton Baptist Church at 2.30 o'clock. Interment will be in Langton Cemetery.


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