Shelby County

Wilson V. Cowan

Male 1816 - Yes, date unknown


Dr. Wilson V. Cowan

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 259

DR. WILSON V. COWAN, One of the old school of physicians was Dr. Wilson V. Cowan, born near Urbana, Ohio. January 11, 1816. Atler receiving such instruction as the public schools afforded he attended Miami University taking a four years' course. He was a graduate of the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati and in 1814 commenced the practice of his profession in Hardin, Turtle Creek, township, which he continued up to his death in 1874. He was elected to the lower house of general assembly in 1856 and in 1861 joined the Fremont Body Guards as assistant surgeon. He was surgeon of the 1st Ohio Cavalry and afterwards was made brigade surgeon. He was married in 1845 and had a family of eight children.
He was an excellent physician, suave and gentle in his manners, kindly in the sick room and a charming entertainer in his home. A most ardent Methodist and a stanch Republican in politics.

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