James Cowan

James Cowan[1]

Male 1870 - 1943  (73 years)

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  • Name James Cowan 
    Born 14 Apr 1870 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1887–1940 
    journalist, writer and historian 
    _FSFTID LCWV-WSH 
    _UID 518E516B92E34551B201DB68A493871A7495 
    Died 6 Sep 1943  Otaki Beach, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    the hospital 
    Person ID I503  Treefive
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2014 

    Father William Andrew Cowan,   b. Abt 1834,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane Qualtrough,   b. 1838, Arbory, Rushen, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1918, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1866  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Address:
    Parnell 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eunice Lililia Nicholas,   b. Abt 1874,   d. 1909  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 25 Jul 1894  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eileen Constance Stowell,   b. Abt 1896,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Sep 1913 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00043 W.A. Cowan and family  abt 1900
    00043 W.A. Cowan and family abt 1900
    00690 James Cowan 1929
    00690 James Cowan 1929

  • Notes 


    • James was a well-known New Zealand historian. James and Eunice had no children.

      A symposium was held at the National Library in Wellington on 21 Feb 2014 to discuss the life and work of James Cowan. It was entitled "Cultural Go-Between, Colonial Man: New Perspectives on James Cowan" and brought together academics and others with an interest in his life, plus 4 representatives of the family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S894] Biography Cowan, James.

    2. [S509] MAR072 Marriage Cowan, Wm A. and Qualtrough, Elizabeth Jane.