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James COWAN + Margaret POW - Blueskin Bay

Journal by ngairedith

James COWAN (1836-1915)
was born in Scotland in 1836, arriving in NZ about 1864, settling in Otago

Margaret POW (1844-1925)
was born in Falkirk, Scotland in 1844, arriving in NZ about 1865

JAMES & MARGARET married on 17 July 1867
their known children, born at Blueskin Bay, Dunedin
... 1
1868 - 1943 Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Cowan

- Lizzie married Nicol Alexander BOOTH (1866-1940) in 1894 & had 5 known children
Otago Daily Times, 20 February 1894 BOOTH-COWAN
... On the 16th January, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev W. L. Salter, Nicol Alexander Booth, second son of Nicol Booth, Leith Valley, to Elizabeth (Lizzie), only daughter of James Cowan, Waitati, and grand-daughter of the late George Pow, Dunedin

... 2
1870 - 1919 James Henry Cowan

- James married Mary Seria OLSEN (1874-1945) in 1898
- born in Kaiata to Thomas OLSEN & Annie Elizabeth COE
James & Mary had 8 known children born in Westland
* 1900 - 2000 James Henry Cowan
* 1902 - 1948 George Thomas Cowan
* 1904 - 1977 Charles Cowan
* 1906 - 1994 Ivy Cowan
* 1907 - 1984 Albert Cowan
* 1909 - 2003 Leslie Cowan
* 1910 - 1996 Alexander Cowan
* 1912 - 1927 Arthur Cowan
JAMES died 9 January 1919 aged 48
Otago Daily Times, 10 January 1919 COWAN - On January 9, at the residence of his aunt (Miss Christina Pow) (1853-1920), 20 Duke street, Dunedin, James, the beloved husband of Mary Cowan, and eldest son of Margaret and the late James Cowan, of Waitati, and grandson of the late George Pow (1810-1893), Dunedin; aged 48 years. Deeply mourned. The funeral will leave 20 Duke street, on Saturday, the 11th inst., at 2 p.m., for the Northern Cemetery. - Hope and Kinaston, undertakers

... 3
1872 - 1901 George Cowan

- born 10 May 1872 at Blueskin Bay, Otago
- George was drowned in the Manawatu River, 28 Dec 1901 aged 29
Otago Daily Times, 28 January 1902 COWAN
... On the 1st January, 1902 (sic), at Dannevirke, North Island, (accidently drowned while bathing), George, second son of James and Margaret Cowan, Waitati, and grandson of the late George Pow, Dunedin; aged 29 years
Marlborough Express, 2 January 1902
... A man named G. Cowan, about 35 years, went bathing in the Manawatu River. Not returning, a search was made for the body, which was found this morning
... On Friday morning last (28 Dec 1901) a man named G. Cowan, who was lodging at Petersen's boarding house, went to the Manawatu river for a swim, and as he did not return information was given to the police. A search was made but without result, until Mr Drinkwater junr, and another who were fishing in the Manawatu river, yesterday discovered Cowan's clothes on the banks of the river. From this it was evident that Cowan must have been drowned, but no trace of the body could be found until this morning, when Sergeant Stagpool and Constable Baker, having received information that it was believed the body had been seen in the river, went out early and discovered it stranded in shallow water. The body was taken into town, and is now in a room at Mr Baddeley's hotel (Junction Hotel). The deceased was about 30 or 35 years of age.
The deceased, so far as is known, has no relatives here, but it is believed that some reside in Otago and that a brother lives at Greymouth.
The members of the Loyal Dannevirke Lodge of Oddfellows are requested to meet at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow to attend the funeral of the late George Cowan, who was a member of the Lodge
- George is buried Grave 70, Block B at Settlers Cemetery, Dannevirke

... 4
1874 - 1949 Alexander Cowan

- Alexander married Agnes GRAHAM (1884-1968) in 1910
Otago Daily Times, 30 January 1911 COWAN-GRAHAM
... On December 13, 1910, at Knox Church Manse, by the Rev R. Evan Davies, Alexabder, younest son of James Cowan, Waitati and grandson of the late George Pow, George street, Dunedin, to Agnes, youngest daughter of Thomas Graham, Grange street, Dunedin
ALEXANDER died 5 March 1949 aged 74
- his last address was Waitati
AGNES died 8 Sep 1958 aged 84
- her last address was 3 John Rd., MacAndrew Bay
- they are buried Plot 4, Block 106 Northern Cemetery, Dunedin

James COWAN died 25 Feb 1915 aged 89
Margaret POW died 17 Sep 1925 aged 81
- their last address was 20 Duke St., North Dunedin
- they are buried Plot 4, Block 106 at Northern Cemetery, Dunedin


The Orokonui Stream drains the northern slopes of Mount Mopariui entering the mouth of the Waitete not far away from the Orokonui Mental Hospital. Blueskin was the name of Waitati in the early days. The early settlers named it such after a well-tattooed Maori called Te Hikututu, whose nickname was Blueskin

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