Clarinda, Iowa, 1920
OBITUARY - HARVEY F. McCOWEN.
Harvey F[ranklin]. McCOWEN passed away at his home at Tingley, Monday, Feb. 24, 1920. The sad news seemed almost incredible
when it was heard by those of his friends in this [Clarinda] community who had not known of his sudden critical
illness. His death was caused by pneumonia. He had suffered from influenza last year, but was stricken with pneumonia from
the start of his illness a few days ago.
Mr. McCOWEN had lived all of his life in this community until about four years
ago when he and Mrs. McCOWEN went to Tingley to make their home. They had a farm on the edge of that town.
was born Dec. 22, 1875, four miles northeast of Clarinda. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah [and Lucinda (GRINNELL)] McCOWEN.
He is survived
by his widow, who was a Clarinda girl, Miss Nellie D. GOUDIE, also by his father, Noah McCOWEN, and two brothers, Jesse W. of
Clarinda and James T. of Tingley.
The late Harvey McCOWEN formerly was a farmer just north of Clarinda for about eleven
years and was a business man in this city, in the furniture and undertaking business. He was a junior member of the
firm of McCOWEN & Son. They were located in the building of I. W. SHAMBAUGH on the south side of the square.
a man of a happy, genial nature, and was good company. He was lively, wide-awake, industrious and enterprising. He was so
healthy, robust, and so hearty in appearance that it seems all the more strange and unreal that he too has joined the
"innumerable caravan." He long will live in the memory of many friends.
The remains of Mr. McCOWEN will be brought to
this city this (Thursday) evening. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his uncle,
Sylvester McCOWN, at 622 North Fourteenth street in this city, Rev. J. M. WILLIAMS officiating. Burial will be in the
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