Biography of J. D. Magowan
McKean County, PA Biographies





J. D. MAGOWAN, druggist, Kane, was born in County Down, Ireland, in 1852, son of David and Jane Magowan, of Scotch Irish parentage. He was reared and educated in his native country, and in 1872 came to America and located at Kane, Penn., where he worked at the carpenter's trade until 1877. He was in the employ of O. D. Coleman until 1881, and then for four years was employed by Joshua Davis. In 1885 he started in business for himself, opening a drug store, and now has a good trade. Mr. Magowan was married, in 1886, to Bella C. Lafferty, daughter of Robert Lafferty, one of the pioneers of Kane, but now deceased, and they have two children, one son and one daughter. Mr. Magowan is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 412, I. O. O. F. Politically he is a Prohibitionist. Mr. and Mrs. Magowan are members of the Presbyterian Church.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.

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