John P. Cowden

Submitted by Susan Coble

L. H. Matthews Editor & Prop.
Blountsville, Ala.
Thursday, August 3, 1882

It is with sorrow that we heard of the death of John P. Cowden, of Viola, which sad event occurred at his residence on the morning of the 28th of July 1882 after a short illness. In the death of Mr. Cowden, this county lost one of its best and noblest citizens.
(same date, same paper)
At Viola on the 28th ult., John P. Cowden, Esq., one of Blounts best citizens.