Cowan, Alexander Dallas, -1881
Surveyor and Native Interpreter. Lived at Wairarapa. Husband of Meri Whakamairu; they married in 1877. Eldest son of Charles Cowan, of Musselburgh, Scotland, and stepson of Dr. Stockwell, of Auckland. Died 13 Apr 1881 at Masterton, aged 34 years (Auckland Star, 13 Apr 1881, p 2).