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c1833 Born in Glasgow
1841 William Cowan 37, Brass founder master, lived in Cathcart with Jane Cowan 30. William Cowan 8, Benjamin Cowan 5, Agnes Cowan 3, Thomas Cowan 2, Ann Cowan 7 Months
1861 William Cowan 28, gas meter maker, lived in Edinburgh with Elizabeth Cowan 26, Laura E Cowan 9 Mo
1881 Wm Cowan 48, gas meter manufacturer, lived in Edinburgh with Eliz Cowan 46, Wm Cowan 18
1892 As well as many patents on improvements in gas meter, Cowan also patented a remote-controlled governor for gas distribution systems.
1922 Died, of Harrogate