Isabel F. Cowan correspondence

Isabel F. Cowan correspondence

Dates: 1918-1920

Contains fifteen letters received by Cowan from March 21, 1918 to September 7, 1920, eight of which are written by Frank Wilbur Randall and two by his wife Agnes Randall. Contents of these letters include his dealings in Arizona as an x-ray technician, including the smelter business, and about the death of Agnes. Agnes wrote about their move to Colorado. Five letters are written by others related to Frank and Agnes, including Jennie who is a sister to Guy Cowan, P. Callahan, Eli Webb who is related to the Cowans, and two unidentified authors. Dated 1918-1920.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cowan, Isabel F. (Isabel Frances), 1876-1965. -- Randall, Frank Wilbur, 1874-1930. -- Randall, Agnes H. (Agnes Heaton), 1880-1918
  • Call Number: MSS 8563
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Isabel F. Cowan correspondence must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8563; Isabel F. Cowan correspondence; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8563, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Kathy Abbott via eBay in August 2014.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Kathy Abbott; August 14, 2014.
Subject Terms
Family; Letters; Radiology, Medical--Arizona; Cowan, Isabel F. (Isabel Frances), 1876-1965; Randall, Frank Wilbur, 1874-1930; Randall, Agnes H. (Agnes Heaton), 1880-1918; Cowan, Isabel F. (Isabel Frances), 1876-1965--Correspondence; Heaton family; Randall family
Processing Information
Processed; Nate Burroughs, intern manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2014.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy 1.V, November 2013).
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Finding Aid Title
Cowan (Isabel F.) correspondence
Finding Aid Author
Nate Burroughs
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-07-09 16:56:31 -0600.
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Biographical History

Isabel F. Cowan (1876-1965) was the wife of a power company operator in Colorado.

Isabel Franes Heaton was born on February 19, 1876 in St. Louis, Missouri to George Heaton and Jane Laidman Robinson. She was married on April 29, 1907 in New Westminister, British Columbia to Eber Dexter Clark, and they had one son. After Eber's death, Isabel married Orion Guy Cowan on August 3, 1910 in Basalt, Idaho. They lived Colorado, where Guy worked as a power plant operator. Isabel died on January 19, 1965 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Biographical History

Frank Wilbur Randall (1874-1930) was a doctor who worked with X-rays.

Frank Wilbur Randall was born on September 24, 1874, in Winnebago, Wisconsin to Edwin Mortimer Randall, Sr. and Lucretia Caroline Steele. On April 5, 1912 he married Mary Bise in Tombstone, Arizona. Later on September 21, 1914, he married Agnes Heaton Thompson in Cochise County, Arizona. He trained as a physician, and worked with X-rays in the 1910s, and worked in Douglas, Arizona at the Surgical Maternity Hospital. Randall then married again on July 25, 1920, to Magdalen Dettweiler in Douglas, Arizona.

Randall died on December 16, 1930 in Hot Springs, New Mexico.

Biographical History

Agnes H. Randall (1880-1918) was a doctor's wife in Arizona.

Agnes Jessie Heaton was born on October 21, 1880 in Wellsville, Utah to George Heaton and Jane Laidman Robinson. In 1911 she married John R. Thompson in Salt Lake City, Utah. She later married Frank Wilbur Randall on September 21, 1912, in Cochise County, Arizona, and they had one daughter. Agnes died on December 16, 1918 in Douglas, Arizona of influenza.

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