Mary McKowan[1]

Female 1864 - 1906  (41 years)


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  • Name Mary McKowan 
    Born 20 Dec 1864  Lakin's Grove, Iowa, an unincorporated village that no longer exists. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1870  Fremont township, Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1870 U. S. Federal Census 
    Edward P. McKowan household, 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Fremont Township, Hamilton County, Iowa.      [EPM 05.]
    Edward P. McKowan household, 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Fremont Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EPM 05.]
    Edward P. McKowan; his wife, Emaline Whitney McKowan; their children: Evaline Elizabeth, Emeline A., Josephine, Thomas, Mary, Joseph, and Rue Anna McKowan
    Census 1880  Fredonia, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1880 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 15 
    McKowan, Edward P. Household, 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Louisa County, Fredonia, Iowa
    McKowan, Edward P. Household, 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Louisa County, Fredonia, Iowa
    Edward P. McKowan with his wife, Emaline Whitney McKowan, and sons, Thomas, Joseph, Asa, Lafayette, and daughters Mary, and Rue Anna.
    Census 1900  1004 2nd Ave. West, Ward 4, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1900 U. S. Federal Census 
    Age: Abt. 34 
    Morgan, Fred A. household, 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids
    Morgan, Fred A. household, 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Iowa, Linn County, Cedar Rapids
    Fred A. Morgan & wife, Mary McKowan Morgan; Fred's niece, Abbie Webster; and, Mary's brother, Joseph W. McKowan.
    Census 1905  Cedar Parids, Linn County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    1905 Iowa State Census 
    Abbie Webster, 1905 Iowa State Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.    [WAbR 02.]
    Abbie Webster, 1905 Iowa State Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. [WAbR 02.]
    Abbie Webster; and her aunt, Mary McKowan Morgan and her uncle, Fred A. Morgan.
    Died 19 Apr 1906  Cedar Rapids, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I599  Lange Pierce
    Last Modified 1 May 2019 

    Father Edward P. McKowan,   b. 1 Aug 1822, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1892, Muscatine, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Emaline Whitney,   b. Mar 1842, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1915, Prob. Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 6 May 1858  Hamilton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fred A. Morgan,   b. Abt. 1867, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Sep 1886  Probably Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F267  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    •        In the 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Mary McKowan is a five year old, white, female who is at school and who has attended school in the past year. She lives in Fremont township, Hamilton County with her parents and six other siblings. He father is foreign born; her mother was born in Ohio. Mary was born in Iowa. [EPM 05.]
             In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Mary McKowan is a 15 year old, white, single female. According to the census record, she does housework. She lives in the town of Fredonia, Louisa County, Iowa. She lives with her parents, Edward and Evangeline, and five siblings - one sister (Raiana) and four brothers (Thomas, Joseph, Asa, and Lafayette). She was born in Iowa of parents who were born in New Brunswick, Canada, and Ohio. [EPM 12.]
             In the 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Mary McKowan Morgan is a 34 year old, white, married female. She is married to Fred A. Morgan and has been married to him for four years. She has no children. She was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Canada (father) and Ohio (mother). She has no employ outside the home. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She lives with her husband, Fred, a niece by marriage, Abbie Webster, who is in school, and a brother, Joseph McKowan, at 1004 2nd Ave. West, Ward 4, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. [FAM 1.]
             In the 1905 Iowa State Census, Mary McKowan Morgan is living in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa with her husband, Fred, and a niece, Abbie Webster. Further information is not given. [WAbR 021.]
             From a book of Mary McKowan (Morgan) poems [MM 01], dedicated to my grandmother: "Mabel Pierce. Aunt Mary's Poems, Present by Mother, December 23, 1906." The Biography of this book presents Mary McKowan in the following way:
             "Mary McKowan was born December 20, 1864, at Larkin's [sic] Grove, Hamilton county, Iowa, and departed this life April 19, 1906 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she had resided for nearly fourteen years. September 24, 1896, she was married to Fred A. Morgan, who survives her.
             She has been a very aggressive Christian character in various lines of religious effort. She was of a cheerful, sunny disposition, and made friends wherever she went. For the last thirteen years she had been an earnest, faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church, interested and active in all its departments. She was president of the Ladies' Aid Society, a teacher in the Sunday School of large class of young men, and she was continually striving to create in them a deeper interest in Christian work. She had been one of the most faithful member of the choir for a number of years; also chairman of the music committee and chairman of the devotional committee of the Baptist Young People's Union.
      Her work was not confined to her own church, but was widespread. In the Sunshine Mission she was treasurer of the auxiliary board and a progressive member of the same. The Young Woman's Christian Association was close to her heart; she was a member of the board of directors, as well as active in other capacities. Many a young woman here will miss her kind and encouraging words.
             She was also an active worker in the Linn Baptist Association. A beautiful life-work is ended, but loving memory lingers which time can not efface.
             She was also a great lover of poetry, and composed the selections found in this book , as well as many others." pp. 5-6.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1906] Mary McKown (Morgan), Poems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Publisher Unknown, 1906, 6-7. [MM 01.].

    2. [S1907] Mary McKown (Morgan), Poems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Publisher Unknown, 1906, 6-7. [MM 01.].

    3. [S1909] Edward P. McKowan household, 1870 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Iowa, Fremont township, page 281, dwelling 7, family 7; National Archives micropublication T593, roll, 394. [EPM 05.].

    4. [S3513] Edward P. McKowan household, 1880 U.S. census, Louisa County, Iowa, Town of Fredonia, ED 122, SD 1, p. 408A, dwelling 3, family 3; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 350. [EPM 12.].

    5. [S8173] Fred A. Morgan household, 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, ED 94, SD 78, sheet 14B, dwelling 289, family 301; National Archives micropublication T623, roll 444. [FAM 01.].

    6. [S9560] Abbie Rue Webster. (2014). Ancestry.com, 1905 Iowa State Census.[database online]. Lehi, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. [WAbR 02.].

    7. [S1908] Mary McKown (Morgan), Poems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Publisher Unknown, 1906, 6-7. [MM 01.].

    8. [S7347] Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp. (2000). Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 [database online]. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com. [EPM 03.].

    9. [S7362] Mary McKown (Morgan), Poems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Publisher Unknown, 1906, 6-7. [MM 01.].


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