Ernest McCowan was born in Illinois not sure of the date at one time I had a census record. But it was around 1893 he married Ethel Brakebill and I know she was born in Illinois in 1893. Ernest McCowan was drafted and I had a record at one time. He had two Relatives a Slylvia McCowan and a Nora McCowan. His father was a Charles McCowan born 1862 and mother's name is Cynthia born 1862. Census records says parents were born in USA. But I will get another copy of the records i lost.