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Manitoba Photographers: William Baxter Cowe (1841-1908)

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William Baxter Cowe
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Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 1 July 1841, he came to Canada in 1854 and settled at Mt. Forest, Upper Canada (now Ontario). He moved to Manitoba in 1889 and went to Manitou, working as a photographer there for two years. In 1891, he moved to Carman where he had a photography studio for many years, along with one at Roland. On 23 June 1892, he married Ellen Baird (?-?) of Wadesboro, Kentucky at Winnipeg. He died at Carman on 21 February 1908.

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Carman, Roland


“It is rather alarming,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 June 1892, page 3.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 July 2020

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