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Leonidas Edwin Cowling (1868-1940)
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Born: 17 Nov 1868 Arkansas.
Married: Ada Mclain (1869-1952) the daughter of John B. Mclain (1840-1880) and Mary Francis Norwood (1845-1878) on 4 Sep 1889 in Hempstead County Arkansas. 2
Died: 4 Jan 1940 Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas. 1
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Leonidas Edwin Cowling
17 Nov 1868-4 Jan 1940

Spouse and Children

      Ada Mclain

L. E. Cowling, 71, Local Real Estate Dealer, Succumbs

Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday Morning

L. E. Cowling, 71, Corpus Christi real estate and insuranceman died at the family home 1924 Buford Street, at 9:30o'clock this morning. Cowling came here seven ago fromWichita Falls, Texas. He was born at Mineral Springs, Ark.,November 17, 1868. He married Ada McLane September 4. 1889,at Hope, Ark. His education was obtained at CumberlandUniversity at Lebanon Tenn. Since coming to Texas Cowlingserved as mayor of Mineral Wells in 1916-1918. He hadresided in Texas 32 years, During his life time While aresident of Wichita Is. Cowling was a member Lodge snd theMusa. He South Bluff Methodist Church here. Survivorsinclude his wife, daughters. Miss Mary Jo Cowling, teacherin the Texas State College for Women at Denton; and Mrs.George W. Truett of Wichita Falls; two sons, L. E. Jr.. ofHouston: and William Kelly Cowling of Corpus Christi; andseven grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at10 o'clock Friday morning from the David T. Peel FuneralChapel by the Rev. H. Rev. J. E. Lovett, pastor of theMercedes Methodist Church, and former South Bluff pastor.Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will beLee Martin, Willard White, I. R. V?nnoy, Ray West, W. P.Glass and \V.


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  2. "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957", database withimages, FamilySearch

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