Wednesday, April 8, 2015


(August 31, 1942)

   Daniel B. Cowles, for many years an Oxford merchant and member of the firm of Loomis and Cowles, who conducted a general store here, died at the home of his nephew, George Graves, on the Chenango Lake road, Norwich, early Monday morning.

   Mr. Cowles was 79 years old August 22, and was born in Smithville Center.  He was in business in Oxford for 31 years.  In 1884 he began as clerk for F. L. Perkins, a dry goods merchant and remained with him for six years.  He afterwards became associated with Burdett H. Loomis under the firm name of Loomis & Cowles which continued in business until 1911 when Mr. Loomis sold out to Mr. Cowles and he continued until 1916 when he closed out the business.

   Mr. Cowles was village treasurer for several years and was also a member of the Niagara Hose Company.

   He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Emma Graves of Norwich; a brother, G. William Cowles of Oxford, also several nieces and nephews.

   Services are to be held at the Bresse Funeral Home, Norwich at 2 o'clock today with burial in Riverview cemetery.


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