John Glover Cougher, son of George W. Cougher and Caroline Matilda Glover , was born September 15,1838 in Pennsylvania. He married Belle C. ? abt. 1891. He died abt. 1915. Belle C. ? was born May 01, 1844 in New Brunswick, Canada.


Other Marriages for John Glover Cougher:
See John Glover Cougher & Eliza Sanders Matthews OR John Glover Cougher & Clara Buehl OR John Glover Cougher & Anna E. Morris OR John Glover Cougher & Cora E. ?


Notes for John Glover Cougher:


[ Interview Notes: Edith (Comfort) Sundean ] "Divorced; Moved to
Liberal, KN; Hypnotist; Founder of Liberal Party.]

Rowdy times in Kansas City
By RICK MONTGOMERY Staff Writer
Date: 10/31/97
[ http://www.kcstar.com/millennium/part5/stories/mill5.htm ]
...
"Enough is enough"
Because it happened the day Jesse James was shot dead in St. Joseph
[killed on April 3, 1882] , the lynching of Levi Harrington was relegated
to the back pages of local newspapers. The press later reported that
Harrington was just a bystander the night Officer Jones died.
...
Among the many sensational crimes of the early 1880s, the lynching wasn't
even the story of the week. But tragedies like it triggered pockets of
protests, cries for civility.
"I hand you herewith one dollar for the relief of the destitute family
of Levi Harrington," wrote a plasterer named J.G. Cougher, a white man,
in a letter to The Evening Star.

[ William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
was first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/wyandotte/wyandotte-co-p12.html ]
WYANDOTTE COUNTY, Part 12
THE PRESS AND SOCIETIES.
The Knights of Labor, a social, political and beneficial secret order,
have an assembly in this city, known as the Argo Assembly, No. 2,005. It
was organized June 21,1882, and it now has a membership or over seventy.
It is composed of wage-workers, producers and businessmen and women. The
officers are: J. G. Cougher, M. W. Frank Donnelly, W. T.; Edwin Berg,
Secretary; W. O. Henderson, Treasurer; O. T. Angell, Financial Secretary.

Sources for John Glover Cougher:

  1. Census: 1880-PA, Clarion Co, Sligo Burough,
  2. Census: 1850-PA, Perry Co, Petersburg,
  3. Death Cert: Comfort, Alice Lenora (Cougher), "John Cougher/Pennsylvania"
  4. Interview: Edith (Comfort) Sundean, "born in Pennsylvania"
  5. Manuscript: George Leon Matthews, "Abt. 1915"
  6. Military: PA-Allegheny Co, In the war for the suppression of the rebellion, 1861-1865, p536-Militia and Emergency Troops"Cougher, John G., Private, F, 15, Militia of 1862, Infantry"
  7. Military: PA-Pennsylvania, History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5., Vol. V, p. 1147.Distinguished Service, Union army, Unit Number 2151, Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 September 1862, Enlisted in Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 15 September 1862. Mustered out Company F, 15th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 28 September 1862 in Harrisburg, PA." See interesting description of the Pennsylvania MILITIA OF 1862.
  8. Census: 1860-KY, Jefferson Co, Louisville,
  9. Census: 1870-PA, Allegheny, Pittsburgh, "May" in column titled "if born within the year, name the month"
  10. Directory: 1864-1865-PA, Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh & Allegheny cities, p61 Note: Directory: 1864-1865-PA, Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh & Allegheny cities, p61, "Coughren [sic] John G., clerk, 32 Congress." "Coughren John G., clerk, 32 Congress"

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