no image

Lewis I Cowgill (1860 - 1943)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Lewis I Cowgill
Born in Cedar Co., Iowa, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 17 May 1882 in West Branch, Cedar Co., Iowa, USAmap
Died in Los Angeles Co., California, USAmap
Profile last modified 9 Feb 2019 | Created 13 Jun 2017
This page has been accessed 87 times.


Biography

Lewis Cowgill was born 6 Nov 1860 in Cedar Co., Iowa. He is the son of Abraham Cowgill and Lydia Spencer.[1]

An excerpt from the Davis Commerical Encyclopedia of the Pacific Coast and Southwest, by Ellis A Davis, ed. 1911, p 308 follows:

"Lewis I Cowgill was born of that staunch old Quaker stock of Iowa, in the year 1860. His father was president of a bank in that State and at the time a prominent farmer, having large holdings of land. Mr Cowgill received his early education in the Hawkeye State but went to Barnesville, Ohio, and attended Barnesville College, a well-known Quaker institution. Having acquired his college education he returned to Iowa and became cashier of a bank, where he remained for a number of years. He then went to the Coast and very soon became affiliated with the Sather Banking Co. He soon had a movement on foot for the nationalization of this institution, which resulted in the formation of the San Francisco National Bank. Of that institution he was cashier for twelve years. He then organized the Scandinavian American Savings Bank which he caused to be nationalized in the year 1907, under the name of the Merchants National Bank of San Francisco which has since become one of the prominent Market Street banking houses. The bank is a member of the San Francisco Clearing House."[2]

He married Sarah Rich 17 May 1882 in West Branch, Ceder Co., Iowa. [3]

Lewis died in Los Angeles Co., California 17 Nov 1943. [4] He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum in Altadena, California. [5]

1870 census -- Springdale Twnp., Cedar Co., Iowa, USA

Abraham Cowgill, age 40, male, white, farmer, $6500 real estate, $1500 personal property, born Ohio; Lydia Cowgill, age 39, female, white, keeping house, born Ohio; Adelia Cowgill, age 16, female, white, born Ohio, attended school; Elma Cowgill, age 13, female, white, born Iowa, attended school; Lewis Cowgill, age 9, male, white, born Iowa, attended school[6]

1880 census -- Springdale Twnp., Cedar Co., Iowa, USA

Abraham Cowgill, white, male, age 49, married, farmer, born Ohio, father born Virginia, mother born Pennsylvania; Lydia Ann Cowgill, white, female, age 49, wife, married, keeping house, born Ohio, father born Virginia, mother born Virginia; Lewis Cowgill, white, male, age 19, son, single, clerk in bank, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio; Aseneth G Spencer, white, female, age 46, sister, single, born Ohio, father born Virginia, mother born Virginia[7]

1885 IO census -- West Branch, Cedar Co., Iowa, USA

Lewis I Cowill, age 24, male, married, cashier bank; Sarah R Cowill, age 20, female, married, asst cashier bank[8]

1900 census -- San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, USA

Lewis I Cowgill, boarder, white, male, born Nov 1860, age 39, married 18 years, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio, banker (SF Natl); Sarah R Cowgill, wife, white, female, born Nov 1864, age 35, married 18 years, 1 child / 1 living, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio; Glen E Cowgill, son, white, male, born Aug 1888, age 11, single, at school, attended school, born California, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa. [9]

1910 census -- San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California, USA

Louis I Cowgill, lodger, white, male, age 47, married 8 years, born New York, father born New York, mother born New York, banker; Mrs Louis I Cowgill, lodger, white, female, age 35, married 8 years, 0 children / 0 living, born Minnesota, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee[10] This census record appears to be Lewis and his wife; however, the details appear off possibly due to the informant or that it appears to be the end of a enumeration district with missed people. Louis is definitely associated with a bank and is living at a hotel with a bank examiner and his wife. Housing in San Francisco may be limited following the quake.

1920 census -- Altadena, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

Lewis I Cowgill, head, own free, white, male, age 59, married, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio; Sallie R Cowgill, wife, white, female, age 55, married, born Iowa, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio; Glenn R Cowgill, son, white, male, age 31, single, born California, father born Iowa, mother born Iowa, ranch dates[11]

1930 census-- Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

Lewis I Cowgill, head, white, male, age 69, married, first married @ 21, born Iowa, father born Ohio, mother born Ohio, farmer date ranch; Sarah R Cowgill, wife, white, female, age 66, married, first married @ 18, born Iowa, father born Iowa, mother born Ohio[12]

1940 census -- Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

Lewis I Cowgill, head, informant, rent $125, white, male, age 79, married, 2 years college education, born Iowa, same place 1935; Sarah R Cowgill, wife, white, female, age 76, married, 2 years college education, born Iowa, same place 1935[13]

Sources

  1. Beatrice Eleanora Cowgill, Cowgill History (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1986), p 309.
  2. Beatrice Eleanora Cowgill, Cowgill History (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., 1986), p 309.
  3. "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJNC-F4V : 8 March 2016), Lewis I. Cowgill and Sarah H. Rich, 1882.
  4. "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VG5F-PQ2 : 26 November 2014), Lewis I Cowgill, 17 Nov 1943; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  5. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q2BB-SKDM : 10 March 2017), Lewis I. Cowgill, 1943; Burial, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum; citing record ID 174851223, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  6. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDJG-C8P : 17 October 2014), Lewis Cowgill in household of Abm Cowgill, Iowa, United States; citing p. 19, family 163, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,879.
  7. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD2M-Q8S : 13 July 2016), Lewis Cowgill in household of Abraham Cowgill, Springdale, Cedar, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district ED 353, sheet 155D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0331; FHL microfilm 1,254,331.
  8. "Iowa State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/HHY7-L6Z : 15 November 2014), Lewis I Cowill, West Branch, Springdale, Cedar, Iowa; citing p. 645, 1885, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,021,450.
  9. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9GC-ZQ1 : accessed 15 June 2017), Lewis I Cowgill in household of Eugenia C Harrison, Precinct 8 San Francisco city Ward 42, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 249, sheet 1A, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,106.
  10. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVPV-PGQ : accessed 15 June 2017), Louis I Cowgill, San Francisco Assembly District 44, San Francisco, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 305, sheet 16B, family , NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 102; FHL microfilm 1,374,115.
  11. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH7C-DT7 : accessed 15 June 2017), Lewis I Cowgill, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing ED 497, sheet 12A, line 17, family 30, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 117; FHL microfilm 1,820,117.
  12. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XC82-YBY : accessed 15 June 2017), Lewis I Cowgill, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1244, sheet 7B, line 88, family 157, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 169; FHL microfilm 2,339,904.
  13. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9W4-9CX : accessed 15 June 2017), Lewis I Cowgill, Tract 424, Pasadena, Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-473, sheet 9B, line 50, family 394, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 241.


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Lewis your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate or comment, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Lewis's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Comments

Leave a message for others who see this profile.
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.

Lewis is 24 degrees from Danielle Liard, 18 degrees from Jack London and 14 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.