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Collection Number RG0899.AM
Collection Name RG0899 Cowgill, William H., 1859-1910
Identifier Diary
Size and Materials 1 volume
Title William H. Cowgill diary
Date or Date Span January 1 - April 5, 1910
Year Range from 1910
Year Range to 1910
Admin/Biographical History William H. Cowgill was born at Salem, Iowa, in 1859. The family came to Nebraska in 1870 and settled at David City. He married Jessie Dibble at Western, Nebraska, on September 12, 1884. Cowgill was active in various business and civic activities, having served as postmaster at Tobias, Nebraska, and then in 1890, going into the real estate, loan and commission business in Holdrege, Nebraska. He was a Mason and a Shriner and was elected the the Nebraska State Railway Commission in 1908. William H. Cowgill died in Lincoln, Nebraska, on October 16, 1910.

See Morton and Watkin's "Illustrated History of Nebraska," Vol. IIIA, 1913, p. 639.
Scope & Content The collection contains one item, the diary of William H. Cowgill. Diary entries date between January 1-April 5, 1910. The entries are short and record observations of daily life, including the weather, his health, visitors received, etc. Obituaries for Angie F. (Thurston) Newman are pasted into the diary. Newman was an author and lecturer and was the sister of Nebraska Senator John M. Thurston.
Creator Cowgill, William H., 1859-1910
Finding Aids This is the only finding aid for this collection.
Subjects Domestic life
Weather
People Cowgill, William H., 1859-1910
Newman, Angelia "Angie" Louise (Thurston), 1837-1910
Search Terms Lincoln (Neb.) -- History
Genre Form Dairies