Folder FC008-S02-B05-F02 - Cowdry, Alice Smith, 1916-1926.


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Cowdry, Alice Smith, 1916-1926.



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Aliice Hanford Smith was born in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 1892 to Emma (Hanford) Smith and Hugh McCormick Smith, M.D.. She married E. V. (Edmund Vincent) Cowdry (1888-1975) in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 20, 1916. She and Cowdry had three children, Alice (Moira) C. Luten (1930-2014) and Margaret (Hanford) C. Park (1936?-), both of St. Louis and Edmund V. Cowdry, Jr. (1921-1982),. Mrs. Cowdry, won the 1962 Globe-Democrat Woman of Achievement Award. According to her obituary, she was active Mayor's Race Relations Commission created by St. Louis Mayor Joseph M. Darst, she was an ex-president of the Grace Hill Settlement House, a member of the United Nations Institute and board member of the International Institute. She died in 1974.

Sources: 1) "Funeral of Mrs. E.V. Cowdry, Sr." St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1923-2003); St Louis [St Louis]05 July 1974: 24. 2) Puerto Rico, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1901-1962 for Edmund Vincent Cowdry A3533-Arriving at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 22 Feb 1936. 3) Graham, Evarts A., Jr. "Dr. Edmund Vincent Cowdry, Professor of Anatomy, " Some of the Men of Science at Washington University. St. Louis: Washington University, 1948, pages 13-16. 4) "Dr. Edmund V. Cowdry Jr. dies; was psychiatrist here." The Louis Globe-Democrat, Wed. Sept 1, 1982, page 12A.

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Correspondence primarily between Mrs. EVC and Dr. E. Vincent Cowdry.
Correspondents: Alice H. S.; Dr. E. Vincent Cowdry; Alice Hanford Smith; Marion, New York; Mrs. EV Cowdry; Scott Whitcher, St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford; Doctor Francis Williams, Boston, Mass; Doctor W.D. Witherbee, New York City, N.Y & Sarasota, Fla.; Doctor Joseph Gardner.Hopkins, New York City; Anna Clark, New York City

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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