Daniel Baldwin Cowles

Daniel Baldwin Cowles

Birth
McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 May 1925 (aged 79)
Iowa, USA
Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 8569477 · View Source
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Biography: DANIEL BALDWIN COWLES Daniel Baldwin Cowles was born in McHenry County, Illinois, on June 19, 1845. At an early age he moved with his parents to Wisconsin. Later he moved to McGregor, Iowa, and again to LeRoy,Minnesota.There, on Christmas Day, 1863, he enlisted as a private in Company B. Brockett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry. He took part in the strenuous campaigns of General Alfred Sully, serving with credit to himself and honor to his regiment until his final discharge in May, 1866. At the dose of his military service Comrade Cowles entered the hardware business with his father in Missouri. Later he entered the employment of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad at Ottumwa, where he served for fifty years, until his retirement in 1922. For many years Comrade Cowles was a faithful member of Post No. 69, at Ottumwa, serving at one time as Post Commander. In June, 1924, he was named Senior Vice Commander of the Iowa Department. In October of that year, upon the death of Commander W. H. Need ham, Mr. Cowles became Department Commander. On May 14th of the following year he, too, was "called home", again leaving a second vacancy in the office of Department Commander. Source: The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic page 157


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  • Created by: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
  • Added: 28 Mar 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8569477
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Baldwin Cowles (19 Jun 1845–14 May 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8569477, citing Ottumwa Cemetery, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by IRISH EYES ARE SMILING (contributor 46591610) .