JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Walter J. Cowger

OBITUARY:  The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following on 8 May 1934 
which read: "Walter J. Cowger died this morning at Mt. Vernon hospital at 
2:30 o'clock, where he had been taken recently for treatment.  His home is in 
Dodds Township on rural route 4.  Mr. Cowger was born in Jefferson County 
April 26, 1875, and his entire life was spent in the locality in which he was 
born.  His age at time of death was 59 years and 12 days.  He was united in 
marriage in 1907 with Miss Nora Thompson, who survives.  Mr. Cowger was a son 
of the late Albert Cowger, in his day a highly respected Jefferson county 
farmer.  Mr. Cowger was a member of the Lebanon Baptist church and a devout 
Christian.  He took much interest in the church and its work, and was deeply 
attached to his home and family, their welfare being ever uppermost in his 
mind and heart.  He was a model citizen, and his influence was ever on the 
side of right.  Mr. Cowger is survived by his widow, and one son, Harry A. of 
Washington D.C., two daughters, Katherine at home, and Mrs. Dortha Kelley, 
Mt. Vernon, and his mother, Mrs. Vernon Cowger, Mt. Vernon, and five sisters, 
Mrs. S.A. Gibson, and Mrs. W.L. Mills, Mt. Vernon; Mrs. C.J. Thompson, Belle 
Rive, Mrs. W.R. Hutchison, and Mrs. Olin Jones, both of Mt. Vernon.  Funeral 
services will be held at the Lebanon Baptist Church, Wednesday afternoon at 
2:30, conducted by the Rev. Bird Green and burial will follow in Oakwood.  
The body will remain at the home until the funeral hour."


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March 28, 2002

 
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