Cowen, Edward John (1853-1930)


Edward was born abt1853 at Douglas, Isle of Man, to parents Robert, a labourer, and Catherine. He was baptised on 6 April 1853 at Onchan, isle of Man. 

He married Elizabeth Bradbury Simpson (1853-1905) in the summer of 1882 at London Rd PM chapel, Buxton, Derbyshire. Census returns identify two children.

  • Mona Catherine (1886-1950) – married Amos Goodridge Hall, an assistant grocer (1911), in 1909
  • Dora Alice (1889-1983) – married Samuel Dodd, an engineer inspector (1939), in 1911

After leaving the ministry Edward became a traveller for building materials.

He died in the summer of 1930 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire. He was buried on 2 September 1930 in Greater Manchester.


  • 1878 Belper
  • 1879 Coningsby
  • 1880 Chesterfield
  • 1881 Spalding & Holbeach
  • 1882 Dover
  • 1883 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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