FREDERICK EDWARD COWL, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Frederick E. Cowl, president of the Schofield, Cowl Company, wholesale and retail, plumbers and steamfitters, has developed the prestige of this firm, which he organized in 1913, so that today it stands among the most successful organizations of its kind in the state, a prosperity which has been derived mainly from the superior type of service it has given the industries, business buildings and homes of Wheeling. In the main, Mr. Cowl is personally responsible for the success of this enterprise, being a man of unusual business acumen and having in marked degree those qualities which make and hold friends, both socially and in a business sense. He is esteemed and respected as a constructive citizen of Wheeling.
Mr. Cowl was born in Wheeling, December 24, 1876, son of John T. and Martha (Clator) Cowl, and attended public schools. In 1906 he entered business with Robert W. Kyle Company, plumbers and steamfitters. He left that connection in 1913 to organize the Schofield, Cowl Company, with Elsworth Schofield. This firm now employs a large force engaged in every kind of operation in the province of the plumber and steamfitter, and is among the largest of such concerns in the state.
Mr. Cowl served as a member of the West Virginia State Fish and Game Commission from 1921 to 1926, and was a member of the West Virginia State Park Commission in 1926. He is a member of all Masonic Orders, including Scottish Rite, in which he was given the honorary 33rd Degree at Washington, D. C., October, 1921. He is also a member of Cedar Rocks Country Club.
He married, June 6, 1926, Angela Newhard. They reside at Glenwood, Wheeling. The Schofield, Cowl Company is situated at 23 Tenth Street, Wheeling.