A mechanical engineering draughtsman and the child of Benjamin Cowell (a foreman woolen warehouse) and Agnes Jacobs, Ernest Cowell, the third cousin twice-removed on the mother's side of Nigel Horne, was born in Chatham, Kent, England on 9 Jul 18831,2,3 and was married twice, to Ethel Steddy (in 1907 in Medway, Kent, England) and Mabel Heath (c. May 1939 in Strood, Kent)4. He had 1 child with Ethel Steddy, Ernest Frederick William.
During his life, he was living at 5 Hope Street, Chatham on 5 Apr 1891 and on 31 Mar 1901; at 1 Campbell Road, Gravesend, Kent on 2 Apr 1911; and at 205 Old Road West, Gravesend, Kent in 1938, on 29 Sep 1939 and in 1953.
He died on 6 Sep 1953 at Joyce Green Hospital, Dartford, Kent2 and was buried at Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent on 11 Sep 19535,6.
Residence record for 1953 contains no citation
Municipal Cemetery, Gravesend, Kent, England isn't found
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