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 Sarah Emily <I>Wall</I> Cowley

Sarah Emily Wall Cowley

Gloucestershire, England
Death 27 Oct 1908 (aged 68)
Venice, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot A.23.12.03
Memorial ID 112444 · View Source
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Parents: William Wall and Sarah Sansom
Spouse: William Michael Cowley

Was One of Historic Handcart Company Which Lost Many Members
Another pioneer has gone to her reward. Mrs. William M. Cowley of Venice died on Tuesday morning after an Illness which has lasted for some time. She suffered from kidney trouble for many months and completions set in which caused her death. She was a native of Horsley, England and was 68 years of age. She was a rather historic character in the settlement of Utah, as she was a member of the ill fated handcart company which crossed the plains in the early fifties and whose membership became depleted by the hardships and suffering endured on the journey. Mrs. Cowley, or more properly speaking, Miss Wall, as she did not become Mrs. Cowley until 1860, pulled a handcart the entire distance and on the cart was her sick brother who was unable to walk.
Deceased married William M. Cowley in February,1860, and her home was in Salt Lake City for a number of years, Mr. Cowley being one of the few printers which the country boasted at that time and he was employed on the Deseret News. They moved to this valley 35 years ago and settled in Glenwood and they have been identified with the progress of the valley in all the years since then. Mrs. Cowley was a sister to Mrs. Henrietta Wright of this city and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services were beheld on Thursday.

Richfield Reaper
29 October 1908




  • Maintained by: Enid Jamison
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 112444
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Emily Wall Cowley (8 Feb 1840–27 Oct 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 112444, citing Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Enid Jamison (contributor 46865433) .