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
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.