Frances Belle (1872 - 1905)
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Surnames: COWAN, COLE
----Sources: Marathon Register Newspaper (Unity, WI.)Feb 10,1905
-Cowan, Mrs. Frances Belle (27 Sept. 1872 - 7 Feb. 1905)
Mrs. F. W. Cowan
Thursday we were informed of the sad death of Mrs. F. W. Cowan nee Frankie Cole, which occurred at Battle Creek, Mich. Tuesday, Feb 7.
The remains were brought to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Cole in the town of Hull Wednesday evening. The funeral will be held this Friday forenoon from the M. E. Church in Colby.
We will publish an obituary next week as we received the data too late for this issue.
----Sources: Marathon Register Newspaper (Unity, WI.) Feb 24,1905
Mrs. Frank W Cowen
The funeral of Mrs. Frank W. Cowen was held from the M. E. Church last Thursday afternoon and the remains laid at rest in the Colby Cemetery.
Frances Belle Cole was born in the town of Milford, Defiance Co., Ohio Sept. 27, 1872 where she resided until 1882 when she removed to WI.
She attended the graded and High Schools of this city until 1889 when she began her career in teaching, which she carried on successfully for nine years in Clark and Marathon counties.
In February 1899 she went to Great Falls, Montana where she was employed as clerk in a department store a portion of the time. It was in Great Falls that she was united in marriage with Frank W. Cowan on May 27th, 1901.
In August of the following year they went to Batte (Battle) Creek Michigan, where they have since resided. Three little boys were born to them, Kenneth Norman, aged three years; Everett Wallace, eighteen months; and Chas. Rodney, eighteen days.
Thus one more life has gone to join the throng beyond the river and left behind those who loved her and the children who may never know a mother’s loving care.
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