|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|COWEN, Norridden||42||Coos Co NH>Carlyle IL||CarlyleUB||17 Oct 1872||Linda Holthaus|
The Union Banner
Thursday, October 17, 1872 Page 4 Column 5
"Obituary" Died, at his residence, in Carlyle, Ill., on Saturday, October 12, 1872, aged 42 years 9 months 26 days, of typhoid fever, Norriden Cowen. The deceased was born in Coos county, New Hampshire December 19, 1829, and came to this State and settled in what was then Greene but now is Jersey county, in 1835. Was married March 13, 1851. In 1861, he enlisted as a volunteer in the service of his country, and served as Captain of Co. 'L', in the Third Illinois Cavalry, nearly three years, when he was honorably discharged by reason of disability occasioned by an accidental injury. He came to Carlyle in 1865, and resided here to the day of his death. As a citizen he was highly esteemed, as a Christian dearly loved. In the Church he has served as Steward, Trustee, Leader and Sunday School Superintendent with fidelity and success, and has been one of the wisest advisers and most liberal givers to build up and sustain the Church. He leaves a widow and two daughters-three children having passed on before him to "that better land." His dying testimony as a Christian was clear, distinct and powerful. When ask if all was well in relation to his future prospects, "O, yes; that matter has been settled for a long time, and there is not a cloud or doubt. All is clear, and my soul is happy! The Lord pours his blessing into my poor heart until I am antonished at his goodness." Thus the righteous hath hope in depth. Peace to his precious memory.
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