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A. L. COWLES, physician, Spartansburg, was born in Harmony, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., August 7, 1850, only son of George W. and Phebe A. (Cushing) Cowles, natives of Massachusetts, who settled in Chautauqua County, N.Y., in an early day. Mr. Cowles is residing in that county at the present time; his wife died in 1868. Our subject after attending the common schools and Jamestown Academy, in 1874 entered Bellevue Hospital Medical College, in New York City, where he remained two years. He then attended a course of lectures at Columbus, Ohio, graduating with honors in 1877, and began to practice his profession in Randolph, N.Y. The Doctor was married January, 1873, to Miss Virda Van Deusen, a native of Westfield, N.Y. In 1883 he located in Spartansburg, where he has by application and successful practice won the confidence of the community, and is recognized as one of the rising physicians of Crawford County. Dr. Cowles is a Republican in politics; is a F. & A.M. and a member of the I.O.O.F.