COWDEN, William Kerr, son of Matthew B. and Mary (Wallace) Cowden, was born January 5, 1822, in Lower Paxtang township, Dauphin county, Pa. He was brought up a farmer, receiving such facilities of education as the schools of the township afforded prior to the adoption of the common school system. He continued the occupation of a farmer until 1868, when lie removed to Harrisburg and engaged in the coal and lumber business, subsequently establishing a planing mill. For a decade of years he was one of the inspectors of the Dauphin county prison. Mr. Cowden married Elizabeth M., daughter of Joshua and Mary C. (Gillmor) Elder.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 31 Dec 2000
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