Cowan,  John Joseph

Cowan, John Joseph

Male 1875 - 1964  (88 years)

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  • Name Cowan, John Joseph 
    Born 20 Feb 1875  Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1881  Preston, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1891  Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Coal Miner 
    Arrival Mar 1900  New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    England to USA 
    Education 1910  Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Priest 
    Died 08 Feb 1964  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31937  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Cowan, Joseph,   b. Dec 1855, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1931, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mossop, Elizabeth,   b. Jan 1855, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1923, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Oct 1876  Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    Mossop, Elizabeth and Joseph Cowan Marrige Record.jpg
    Mossop, Elizabeth and Joseph Cowan Marrige Record.jpg
    Family ID F10903  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1875 - Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Preston, Cumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Coal Miner - 1891 - Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - England to USA - Mar 1900 - New York, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Priest - 1910 - Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Feb 1964 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Cowan, John Joseph Glenshiel Hotel
    Cowan, John Joseph Glenshiel Hotel
    Cowan, John Joseph
    Cowan, John Joseph
    Cowan, John Joseph 1
    Cowan, John Joseph 1

    Family Crest
    Cowan Family Crest
    Cowan Family Crest

    This interesting name, widespread in Scotland and Ulster, is an Anglicized form of the old Gaelic MacEoghain or MacEoin. The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus the personal name Eoghan from the old Celtic "Oue(i)n", well-born, but believed to derive ultimately from the Greek "Eugenious", "born lucky" or "well-born". In Ireland Eugene replaced Eoin, the old Irish form of John, and the various patronymic forms of the name include MacOwen, MacCown, MacCone, MacKeown. The forms Cowan, Cowen and Kewon resulted from the subsequent loss of the "Mac" prefix. In 1582 one, John Cowan was Chancellor of Christ church, Waterford, and in 1639 Cowan's Hospital in Stirling was founded by John Cowan, a merchant there. On June 29th 1643 Marionne Cowan and George Mwir were married in Ochiltree, Ayrshire. On May 8th 1846 Pat Cowan, a merchant, aged 21 yrs., embarked from Liverpool on the "Rochester" bound for New York. He was a famine immigrant to that city. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Elizabeth Cowan, (marriage to Edward Humphery), which was dated November 12th 1580, London, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Notes 
    • 1900 March, Sailed to New York
      1900 June, Visiting his Aunt, Frances Mcbrearty (Mossop), in Philadelphia
      1913 Went to North Dakota
      1920 Sept Sailed from Belize to New Orleans
      1922 June Sailed from Lagos, Africa to Liverpool
      1925 Feb sailed from Haiti to New York
      1925 Sept sailed from Chile through the Panama Canal to Liverpool
      1926 Sailed from Panama to New York
      1928 took the Ferry to Victoria. Lists his destination as Missionary in Lytton