COWIE, Susan 1844-1928
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/26/2015 at 14:33:24
Grandma Cowie Meets With Fall Causing Her Death
Accident Happened Friday Morning And She Passed Away Tuesday Forenoon
Fifty-Eight Years A Resident Grundy Co.
Had Made Her Home With Her Daughter, Mrs. Brown, For the Past Five Years
Mrs. Susan Cowie, one of Grundy county's oldest pioneer residents, passed away a few minutes before the noon hour on Tuesday, Aug. 21st, 1928, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Libbie Brown, in this city, where on Friday morning previous she had met with a fall that resulted in a broken hip and other injuries that terminated in her death.
Mrs. Cowie had made her home with her daughter since the death of her husband about five years ago. For the past year she had been in poor health and confined to her bed the greater part of the time.
Mrs. Cowie was a native of Scotland, coming to America nearly sixty-two years ago and locating in Winnebago county, Ill. In the fall of 1870 the family moved to Grundy county and this has been their home since.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Frank O. Winslow, pastor of the M.E. church of this place, at 2:30 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon.
Obituary next week.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 August 1928, pg 1
Obituary of Mrs. James Cowie
Susan M. Stephen was born in Scotland, Jan. 11, 1844. She came to America and settled in Illinois in the fall of 1866. She was united in marriage to James Cowie near Rockford, Ill., on Feb. 14, 1867. To this union five children were born, Mrs. Libby Brown, Mrs. Arthur Brown, Bert Cowie and Ed Cowie, all residents of Grundy Center or near vicinity. One son died in infancy. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
In the fall of 1870 Mr. and Mrs. Cowie came to Grundy county and settled on the home farm in Colfax township. In 1910 they came to Grundy Center, where Mrs. Cowie has since made her home.
For some years, especially since the death of her husband, Mrs. Cowie has been in poor health, and the last few years of her life she has longed to be relieved of her earthly burdens and pain. A few days ago she sustained a fall which caused a broken hip and eventually with the weakness of advanced years and intense suffering, she fell asleep on Aug. 21, 1928. The sons, daughters and grandchildren already mentioned beside many relatives and friends are left to mourn this loss.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 August 1928, pg 1
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