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Henry Eugene Cowles

Henry Eugene Cowles

Male 1911 - 2002

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  • Name  Henry Eugene Cowles  [1
    Born  3 May 1911  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 May 2002  Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  28 May 2002  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary  30 May 2002  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Henry Eugene Cowles, 91, Wapello, Iowa, died Wednesday evening, May 22, 2002, at the Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa. The son of Nelson Eugene and Anna Seitz Cowles, he was born May 3, 1911, at Wapello. He married Irene Martha McCulley on March 25, 1933, at Rock Island, Illinois. She preceded him to death on September 22, 1973.

      Henry loved his farming and as of February 2002 his farm is included as an Iowa Century Family Farm. In his later years he has enjoyed working or creating in his shop. He was an avid supporter of fire and rescue personnel. He enjoyed his family, especially the grandchildren and their families. His horses and dogs were special to him and he enjoyed hunting.

      He was a member of the Izaak Walton League.

      He is survived by two daughters, Betty and John Ball of Mediapolis and Doris and Lee Harris of Morning Sun; three sons, Warren and Judy Cowles of Northbrook, Illinois, Nelson and Leah Cowles of Morning Sun, and Robert and Cathy Cowles of Wapello; a sister, Bertha Adams of Acton, California; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-six grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a special friend, Melvine Graham of Burlington, Iowa.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; two sisters; Nellie French and Edith Cowles; two brothers, Joseph and an infant brother; one grandson, Kurt Cowles, and a great-granddaughter, Christina Cowles.

      The funeral service for Henry Cowles was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with the Reverend Richard Shaw officiating. Music was provided by Kathleen Hagele as organist and Kent Anderson, vocalist, singing "In The Garden." Burial followed at the Wapello Cemetery, Wapello. The pallbearers included Keith Ball, Chris Ball, Michael Ball, Dan Harris, Doug Harris, Craig Cowles, David Cowles and Brandon Cowles. Honorary bearers were Barbara Anderson, Nancy McLaughlin, Carol Eno, Emily Cowles and Bethany Hinkle.

      Visitation was Monday at the funeral home where the family met with friends in the evening.

      A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Volunteer Fire Department, the Wapello Rescue Unit and the Wapello Community Ambulance Service.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Henry E. Cowles; born: 3 May 1911; died: 22 May 2002 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 479-44-9438; state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I49896  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Nelson E. Cowles,   b. 31 Jan 1871, Humboldt County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1958, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Rebecca Seitz,   b. 31 Mar 1884, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1958, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1904  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Issue 
    • There were at least five children from this marriage.
    Residence  Feb 1951  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Nelson E. and Anna R. Cowles' grave is located at the Wapello Cemetery, Louisa County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Cowles. Nelson E., 1871 - 1958. Anna R., 1884 - 1958"
    The Headstone of Nelson E. and Anna Rebecca (Seitz) Cowles
    The Headstone of Nelson E. and Anna Rebecca (Seitz) Cowles
    Family ID  F4484  Group Sheet

    Family  Irene Martha McCulley,   b. 29 Sep 1907, near Grandview, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1973, Burlington Memorial Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Mar 1933  Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Issue 
    • There were two daughters from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F19408  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Henry Eugene Cowles
    Henry Eugene Cowles
    Henry Cowles was the son of Nelson E. Cowles (1871-1958) and Anna Rebecca Seitz (1884-1958). He was apparently a friend of my mother, Hattie "Leota" Walker, as she had this photograph of him pasted in a photo book that dates to about the time of her graduation from Wapello High School in 1930.
    Henry Eugene Cowles
    Henry Eugene Cowles
    Henry was born May 3, 1911, in Wapello, Iowa, and died May 22, 2002, at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa. He had married Irene Martha McCulley (1907-1973) March 25, 1933, in Rock Island, Illinois, and they had two daughters.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6537] Cowles, Henry Eugene - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, May 30, 2002; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1291] World Connect - PENDRY's Wales to IL, and Beyond: pendryfamilytree, (last updated: 2011-07-20 19:49:25 UTC (Wed), contact David L. Pendry) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1290] Wilson, Martha Agnes (Seitz) - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, February 1, 1951; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S2074] Cowles, Nelson E. and Anna Rebecca (Seitz) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Wapello Cemetery in Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "bkwaldo" at the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (web site); Memorials #: 12687S3 & 12685S3) (Reliability: 3).