V. A. Cowgill, a florist, living in Salem, Ohio, is a native of Columbiana County, born at Georgetown, June
7, 1880, and the son of Rev. Sylvester and Sarah (Hoffman) Cowgill.
Rev. Sylvester Cowgill, deceased, was a native of Ohio. He was born in 1848 and died in 1916. He was educated at
Mt. Union College, studied law, and during his entire life was a resident of Ohio, where he was identified with
various pastorates of the Christian Church. He also practiced law on a small scale. His wife is also deceased.
To Reverend and Mrs. Cowgill the following children were born: Lawrence, deceased; V. A., the subject of this sketch;
J. R, a florist, lives in Canton, Ohio; and Lillian, lives in Florida.
V. A. Cowgill was educated in the public schools and spent his boyhood at Georgetown. He was located at Alliance,
Ohio, for several years and in 1907 settled in Salem, where he purchased the greenhouse of J. E. Bomiall. Mr. Cowgill
has specialized in the raising of carnations. In August, 1925, Mr. Cowgill sold his greenhouse business. He is
now employed by the Zitlitz Company, of Dayton, Ohio, as a rose grower. His successor is the Bohr Floral Company.
On May 7, 1910, Mr. Cowgill was united in marriage with Miss Edna Taylor, a native of Salem, and the daughter of
S. A. and Anna (Harris) Taylor, both deceased. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Cowgill: William Rollin,
died in infancy; Vivian A., a high school student; Margaret; and Helen Louise, died in infancy.
Mr. Cowgill is a Republican and a Mason and member of the Shrine. He has many friends and acquaintances in Columbiana
County and is well liked.
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Columbiana County, Ohio Biographies
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