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 Geneva Jane <I>Byles</I> Cowan

Geneva Jane Byles Cowan

Reading, Hillsdale County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Apr 1987 (aged 64)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Burkett, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 54149113 · View Source
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Geneva Jane Byles was the third and youngest child of James Henry Byles and Ethel Mae Cowell.

Geneva attended Schulenberg High School. She followed in the family tradition and played violin in the high school orchestra. Geneva graduated from high school in 1941. She then went to Texas Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas where she met her future husband.

On November 1, 1941 in San Marcos, Texas, Geneva married Granville William Cowan. Granville was lost at sea while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. Geneva then moved to Houston and worked for The Texas Company (now Texaco, Inc.) where she worked in electronic data processing.

Geneva and Granville had one son: Phil Ray.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 54149113
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Geneva Jane Byles Cowan (24 Jan 1923–17 Apr 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54149113, citing Burkett Cemetery, Burkett, Coleman County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Red (contributor 47105291) .