DR. WALTER H. COWAN, a prosperous and progressive general practitioner of Webster, Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, is held in high esteem in the town where he resides. He was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, May 30, 1868, and is of Scotch-Irish parentage. His early education was received in the public schools of Allegheny, Pennsylvania, after which he attended the West Pennsylvania Medical College, from which he graduated in June, 1898. He was the resident physician at St. John's General Hospital, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, during 1898-99. He established himself at Webster, Pennsylvania, in 1901. At present (1906), he is surgeon for Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad. Dr. Cowan is a member of Henry M. Phillips Lodge, No. 326, Free and Accepted Masons, of Monongahela City, Pennsylvania, member of the Monongahela Chapter, No. 249, R. A. M., and member of the A. O. U. W. In politics Dr. Cowan is a Republican, and takes a most profound interest in the well being of his party. He displays a remarkable aptitude in his profession and is socially a very popular man. He is also a member of the Rostraver school board. Dr. Cowan married in 1901, Jane Morrison, daughter of Colonel Hugh Morrison.
Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 297.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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