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Obituary for Lucius Burnham Cowan
22 November, 1853 - 28 March, 1935
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Thursday, 28 March, 1935
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Homedale Man
     Dies Thursday


   L. B. Cowan 81, died Thursday morning at a local hospital.  He had been a resident of Homedale for many years and was the father of Miss Celia Cowan.  Methodist missionary to China and formerly a teacher in the Caldwell high school.  The body was taken to the Peckham funeral chapel.  No arrangements for the funeral had been made early Thursday afternoon.

Another article from The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Friday, 29 March, 1935

Cowan Services
       Are to be Held


   Funeral services for Lucius Burnham Cowan of Homedale who died March 28 at a Caldwell hospital, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist church at Homedale with the Rev. Chubb, assisted by the Rev. Albert Parrett, officiating.  Interment will be in the Wilder cemetery.
   Cowan was born November 22, 1853 in Ohio Town, Ill.  He spent his childhood in the vicinity of his birthplace and later attended Wheaten (sic) college at Wheaten (sic), Ill.  He was married to Miss Mary Stephens, August 28, 1878 at Morrill, Kans.  Mr. and Mrs. Cowan lived in Kansas for many years and then moved to Colorado for a number of years.  They came to the Boise Valley in 1902 and located near Nampa.  Two years later they took up a homestead near Homedale and have made their home on that place since.
   During his lifetime Mr. Cowan followed many trades including those of blacksmith, merchant, printer, mechanic and carpenter.  He helped build the M. E. church at Homedale and was superintendent of the Sunday school there for 20 years.
   Surviving besides his widow are four children, Luther D. Cowan of Homedale, William T. Cowan of Portland, Mrs. Florence C. ? of Homedale and Miss Celia Cowan of Taechow, Szechwan, West China.

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