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Henry Stevens Cowgill
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1877
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1946
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Henry Stevens Cowgill
1500 South Grand Ave
Carthage, MO


Social note* 1898 A TAFFY PULL.

The young ladies who comprise the Friday Afternoon club royally entertained their young gentlemen friends last night at a taffy pull at Miss Helen Clark's home on Central avenue.
A picture guessing contest furnished much amusement. Each guest contributed a baby picture of himself or herself, as the case might be, and they spent a merry half hour guessing "who was who." Miss Emily Newell won a pretty picture frame by guessing more than anyone else.
Henry Cowgill tried to handicap the other contestants by palming off a rare edition of Harry Putnam's physiognomy as his own, but though the fraud was not discovered the young man was never in it so that the result was not affected.

B.B. Briles furnished a supply of taffy and the young folks had a jolly time.
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1901 Social Note: Dancing Picnic for Brooklyn Guest

A picnic and a dance were given last night at Lakeside by Miss Marie Davey for her guest, Miss Florence Boyce of Brooklyn. The invited guests were:

Misses, Miriam Wright, Nira Wright, Bessie Baker, Katherine Herrin, Alice Beneke, Cora Beneke, Sibyl Hodges, Blanch Moore, Belle Perkins, Edna Clarkson, Pearl Clarkson, Eva Stealey, Armilda McReynolds, Grace McCarthy.

Messrs. Millard Bryan, Harry Putnam, Frank Wells, Curtis Wright, Due Baker, Carl Bryan, Billie Blake, Newell Holbrook, Henry Cowgill, John O'Keefe, Arthur Coffin, Phil Lehnhard, Allen McReynolds, Morris Hughes, Wes Halliburton.

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Newspaper item: 1904
HENRY COWGILL TO BUILD

Has Bought a South Lot and Will Erect a
Handsome Dwelling at Once


Henry Cowgill recently purchased of W. E. Brinkerhoff a lot on South Main street directly back of the H. C. Cowgill residence and will soon begin the erection of a fine home. An architect is now at work on plans for a modern eight-room, two story house and work on the handsome dwelling will begin within a few days. The house is expected to be ready for occupancy before the end of the summer.
source: www.morninmail.com

George Brown Wood was the builder of his father's home on Grand avenue
source: courtesy - Bill Boggess

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Another newspaper article of 1920 tells of a remodel
Note: See top photo
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS,
Friday, January 30, 1920 Page Four

MAKES BIG IMPROVEMENTS
Henry Cowgill Remodeling the Former H. C. Cowgill Home


Extensive improvements are being made by Henry Cowgill at the former H. C. Cowgill at the former H. C. Cowgill home on Grand avenue making it one of the finest homes in the city. The remodeling and improvement work now is almost half completed. it will probably another 60 days befoe the house will be ready for occupancy.
The large residence has generally be reconstructed on the interior. Walls have been torn out and rooms re-arranged, and new plumbing and fixtures have been installed throughout with many modern improvements. A large porch, running full length around the south side of the house and across the front is one of the exterior changes in the architecture of the house. Only parts of the porch will be roofed, the remainder being an open terrace porch.
A new modern private garage also has been constructed in the rear of the residence. An old barn and other buildings have been torn down.
Mr. Cowgill, who recently purchased the property from other heirs of his father, will occupy the residence as his home.

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Husband of Anna (McDonald) Cowgill

Occupation: Mill owner/miller (retired)
Cowgill Flour Plant
died at age 69 years, 7 months & 20 days of age
cause of death; heart attack

FATHER: Henry Clay Cowgill
Funeral arrangements under the direction of Knell Mortuary

Evening of Thursday, June 7 1934 at Carthage, Missouri's Drake Hotel, Henry & wife Anna were on the fifty one member reception committee to welcome their friends of over forty years, Colonel Carl Raymond and wife Harriette (Flora) Gray to Carthage Homecoming. They also had the Grays for lunch at their home.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Clay Cowgill (1844 - 1914)
  Alma Stevens Cowgill (1845 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna McDonald Cowgill (1878 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Henry S. Cowgill (1904 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lillian Cowgill Blair (1866 - 1931)*
  Henry Stevens Cowgill (1877 - 1946)
  Lloyd Cowgill (1881 - 1930)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Park Cemetery
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Traditional Section Bl 27 Lot 26 Sp 3
 
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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Henry Stevens Cowgill
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Henry Stevens Cowgill
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- bill
 Added: Jan. 23, 2013
 
 
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