T.B. Cowdrey

T.B. COWDREY, merchant tailor, Oregon; born in the town of Sheffield, Berkshire Co., Penn. Jan. 7, 1828; four years later his parents settled on Sturgis Prairie, Mich., and were soon warned to leave by hostile Indians; they found refuge among the French settlers of Climax Prairie; after their return to Sturgis Prarie his mother died, his father, Bly Cowdrey, returning to Pennsylvania, thence to Dane Co. in 1844; is still hale and hearty at 81.  T.B. Cowdrey has led a busy and eventful life, roving through various States, following his trade a great part of the time; he located in Oregon in 1862; has been burned out twice, and been in the merchant tailoring business thirteen years. He married Miss. H.M. Yager, of Belleville, Wis.; they have one son, DeForrest B., born Dec. 6, 1862, in Oregon.  Mr. Cowdrey is a liberal Democrat in politics; is Senior Warden in Oregon Lodge No. 151, A., F. & A.M., and a member, with his wife of the Oregon M.E. Church, of which he is a Trustee.

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