Fremont County, Iowa

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James Harvey Cowles


Walt Smith, Rose Cowles Smith, James Harvey Cowles, and Gerald Smith.


James with two daughters, Rose Smith and Lena Story


Rose Cowles Smith and her father James Cowles

James Harvey Cowles was born in Riverton, in 1865, to James Ruel Cowles (1835-1873) and Ruthe Utterback (1845-1920).

All are buried in Utterback Cemetery near Riverton.

James was a barber in Riverton, and lived there until his death in 1947. He married Martha "Mattie" Chaney, also of Riverton, in 1886. They had 4 children together. Willis and Edith died as infants, but Rose and Lena grew to adulthood and both died in 1974.

~ Jen Shaffer


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