Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 28 April 1891
James Newton Cowan died April 19, aged 36 years, 8 months and 21 days. Funeral at Robert’s Chapel Tuesday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Rev. J. B. Bell assisted by Rev. J. M. Stafford conducted the solemn services in the presence of a very large circle of relatives and friends. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville. A wife and three little daughters mourn the loss of a devoted husband and an affectionate father. This sudden call came as a ‘bolt’ from the clear sky; the sun became dark at midday. The heartbroken young wife has the prayers and sympathy of a host of friends in this sad hour. Mr. Cowan was an influential member of Thompson’s Chapel M. E. Church. He was respected by all who knew him and held in high esteem by his neighbors and the community at large. He was an honest man, the noblest work of God. His end was peaceful.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Monday, 20 April 1891
Newton Cowan died last night at his home eight miles northwest of the city. He was about 40 years of age, and a substantial citizen. The funeral will occur tomorrow at Robert’s Chapel with the interment at
. Oak Hill Cemetery