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David McCandless Cowley

David McCandless Cowley David McCandless Cowley was born on August 13, 1876 in Pittsburgh, PA to parents David Cowley and Margret Mowry.

The census of 1900 reports that he lived with William Fulton, a border, at 6384 Penn Ave., Pittsburg.

In March of 1912 he married Margaret H. Camlin.

The 1920 census shows David and Margaret renting a home at 6206 Carmine Way in Pittsburgh. At that time he was a steamer in an oil refining company.

David was of the Swedenborg religion. He died in 1938.

Margaret H. Camlin

Margaret Camlin Cowley Margaret H. Camlin was born in August of 1886 (in Pittsburgh) to parents William John and Agnes Robinson Grant Camlin.

She was married to David in March of 1912.

The census of 1920 shows that Margaret's mother, Agnes and her kids, Robert (born 1901, an office clerk) and Sarah (born 1897, a nurse), lived with David and Margaret.

Margaret was Scotts Presbyterian. She died in 1926, reportedly of a 'broken heart'. Her medical condition was most likely a ruptured appendix. She and David had the following children:

  • William John, 1914-1972, PA
  • Margaret, born 1917, PA
  • David, born 1920-1925, PA

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