Anthony Leslie Cowan
Anthony Leslie Cowan was born to James and Agnes Cowan on September 13, 1917. He was the second oldest in the family and had six siblings: James, Charles, John, Lawrence, Patricia and Joseph. The family lived on on Aberdeen Avenue in Radnor and still owns Cowan’s Flowers, a florist in Wayne in operation for 88 years.
Mr. Cowan attended Radnor High School for only two years because he and his twin brother, Charles, were needed to help Agnes with the family business. On September 19, 1944, at the age of 26, Mr. Cowan started serving in the U.S. Army. In January 1945, he started serving in foreign service, training as a private.
Unfortunately, two months before the end of World War II, Mr. Cowan was killed in Germany on March 7, 1945.