Robert Cowan (c1867-c1920 ) of Brigham and Cowan
1881 Living at 22 Clarendon Terrace, Westoe, Durham: Malcolm C. Cowan (age 48 born Scotland), Engineer and Ship Repairer employing 50 mechanics and labourers. With his wife Mary, four daughters and two sons; Robert Cowan (age 17 born Tynemouth), Apprentice to consulting engineer, and David Cowan (age 6 born Howden).
1920 December. Died. '...succeeded his father in 1893 and in 1900 after considerable extensions and the construction of a large dry dock, which was established South Shields, was transferred to Wapping Street, and converted into limited company, of which he and Mr R. F. Brigham, son of the original partner the firm, became joint directors. The firm by energy and enterprise now ranks as one of the busiest and most important graving dock concerns on the river Tyne, and also controls equally and extensive business of Brigham and Cowan Ltd., Hull....'
Sources of Information
- 1881 Census
- 1911 Census
- Newcastle Journal - Monday 13 December 1920