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Obituary of JOHN J. McCOWAN
He Came to Kansas in 1878; Funeral Will be Thursday.
At the age of 81 years, John J. McCowan died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Neptune, 608 West Beech. He had been seriously ill in the past 2 weeks, and had been in failing health for several years. The cause of his death was heart trouble.

Mr. McCowan had lived in Chanute since 1915. He was born Sept. 28, 1855, at Marietta, O., and came to Kansas with his parents when a small boy. He was married to Dora Hill, Jan 1, 1878, and they lived southwest of Chanute. They moved to Earleton in 1907, and later moved to Chanute. Mrs. McCowan died in January, 1931. Since 1930 he had made his home with his daughter.

He was a member of the Methodist church.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Neptune, Chanute, and Mrs. Ross Parkins of Kansas City; two sons, L. C. McCowan of Twin Falls, Id., and Grant McCowan, Chanute. He is also survived by one nephew, John Hill of Los Angeles, 17 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Roy S. Gibson funeral home. Dr. E. F. Buck will officiate. Burial will be in Union Valley cemetery, southwest of Chanute, in the church yard which Mr. McCowan presented to the Freewill Baptist Church. Those from out of town expected to attend the serivces are Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cox and John Neptune of Olathe, Colo., and Mrs. J. L. Coats of Sycamore, Kan.
Transcribed and Contributed by Susie Meyer

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