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Samuel Parkinson Cowley
Birth: Jul. 23, 1899
Franklin
Franklin County
Idaho, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1934
Elgin
Kane County
Illinois, USA

FBI agent. He was educated at the Utah State Agricultural College and George Washington University Law School. After graduation in 1929 he joined the FBI. Promoted to Inspector in July 1934 he directed the operation to apprehend John Dillinger. In an attempt to capture George "Baby Face" Nelson (Lester Gillis) he was mortally wounded. Nelson died of a gunshot wound from Cowley's gun. His body lay in state in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol prior to his funeral. (bio by: Lee Potter) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Matthias Foss Cowley (1858 - 1940)
 
 Spouse:
  Lavon Chipman Miller (1902 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Abbie Cowley Harker (1886 - 1950)*
  Leona Cowley Olsen (1888 - 1966)*
  Moses Foss Cowley (1892 - 1929)*
  Laura Parkinson Cowley Brossard (1893 - 1976)*
  William Hyde Cowley (1895 - 1968)*
  Matthew Cowley (1897 - 1953)*
  Carol Elizabeth Cowley Dame (1899 - 1980)*
  Samuel Parkinson Cowley (1899 - 1934)
  Elna Cowley Austin (1901 - 1993)*
  Charles Gloyd Cowley (1901 - 1970)*
  Joseph Foss Cowley (1906 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Lee Potter
Record added: Jul 10, 2009
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- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 16, 2014
At least you took Nelson with you. Rest in Peace. Well done...
- Sergeant Michael Barry
 Added: Dec. 29, 2013
Remembered 79 years later
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Nov. 28, 2013
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