Bessie Van Clief Cowden was born in Marysville, CA on Feb. 2, 1876. By 1888 Cowden was a resident of San Jose and by 1900 a teacher in the public schools. A spinster, she died there of pneumonia on April 18, 1933.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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