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 Samuel Parkinson Cowley

Samuel Parkinson Cowley

Birth
Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Death 28 Nov 1934 (aged 35)
Elgin, Kane County, Illinois, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Fairlawn 65-4-W
Memorial ID 39293262 · View Source
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FBI agent. He was educated at the Utah State Agricultural College and George Washington University Law School. After graduation in 1929 he joined the FBI. Promoted to Inspector in July 1934 he directed the operation to apprehend John Dillinger. In an attempt to capture George "Baby Face" Nelson (Lester Gillis) he was mortally wounded. Nelson died of a gunshot wound from Cowley's gun. His body lay in state in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol prior to his funeral.

Bio by: Lee Potter


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  • Originally Created by: Lee Potter
  • Added: 10 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39293262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Parkinson Cowley (23 Jul 1899–28 Nov 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39293262, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .