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Dallas Morning News 11 -16-1940
Grayson County Man Found Dead on Farm
Sherman, Texas, Nov. 15- Lemuel Cowen, 56, was found dead by his
wife near a small barn o100 yards west of his farm home in the Basin Springs
Community, North-west of Sherman.
Jusctice of the Peace, C.L. Simpson of Whitesboro returned a verdict
of suicide, saying there was a bullet wound in his head, acid burns around
his mouth and a rifle and a drinking glass near by. He was believed to
have been dead three or four hours.
Surviving besides his wife, are three sons, M.C. Cowan of Galveston,
James Cowan of Burkburnett and Gene Cowan , at home; three sisters, Mrs.
Susie Richardson of Pauls Valley, Okla.; Mrs. Icie Dutton of Sherman and
Mrs. Mollie Thompson of Sadler; a half sister, Mrs. R. C. Kirk of Sadler;
five brothers, Pitt Cowan of Littlefield, Louis Cowan of Waco, S.C. Cowan
of Sadler, W.R. Cowan of Sadler, and O.Cowan at home.
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