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Mary Jo (Mae) Cowling (1892-1942)
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Born: 13 Nov 1892 Nashville Arkansas.
Died: 24 Oct 1942 Denton, Texas. 1
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Leonidas Edwin Cowling
17 Nov 1868-4 Jan 1940

Mary Jo (Mae) Cowling
13 Nov 1892-24 Oct 1942
Married: 4 Sep 1889
John B. Mclain
Abt 1840-Aft 1880
Ada Mclain
25 Dec 1869-18 Oct 1952
Married: 30 Jan 1868
Mary Francis Norwood
1845-22 Dec 1878

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Miss Cowling of T. C. Faculty Dies

Miss Mary Jo Cowling, for 18 years a members of the North Texas State Teachers College geography faculty, died at her home, 1115 West Hickory Street Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from a heart attack following a brief illness, Funeral services were held Monday at 10 o'clock in the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. H. G. Goxiykoontz, pastor, in charge. The body was taken overland to Wichita Falls for burial in Riverside cemetery Monday afternoon. Miss Cowling was born In Nashville, Ark., and came to Denton in 1924 as a member of the Teachers College faculty, she held B. A. and M. A. degrees from George Peabody College. Tenn., and had studied at Columbia University New York. Before coming here she had taught at the demonstration school of Peabody College, at West Texas State Teachers College and at the Normal College Natchiloches, La. She was a member of the Benjamin Lyon Chapter. D. A. R.. Denton Branch of A. A. U. W., Texas State Teachers Association, Texas Academy of Science, National Geographic Society and the American Geographic Society. Her interests included Americanization work among adult foreigners, and she had conducted student tours to Natchez, Miss., New Mexico and various parts of Texas. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ada Cowling, with whom she lived here; two brothers, L. E. Cowling of Houston and Kelly Cowling of Corpus Christi, and one sister, Mrs. George W. Truitt of Wichita Falls. Pallbearers for the service in Denton were B. B Harris, Walter Hanson, J. W. Pender, G. A. Odoin, L. W. Newton, and L. A. Sharp.2


  1. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch
  2. Denton Record-Chronicle, 26 Oct 1942, Mon, Page 5

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