George T. Cowe - Superintendent & Master Gardener
Mon Jun 10, 2019 19:41

George T. Cowe won many blue ribbons over the years for his gardening skills and experience.

Besides many newspaper articles, The Chrysanthemum Bulletin, Gardeners' Chronicle of America, and Professional Gardens are just a few publications that acknowledged Cowe's gardening expertise.

Cowe was often sought out to lecture at garden societies and luncheons.

Garden Digest says that he gave a lecture on October 13, 1936 of that year called "Fall Care of Peonies and Roses," and another issue states that he gave a lecture on March 25, 1938 called "Heavy Garden Tasks Made Light."

He is often acknowledged in these publications as having been the superintendent of the Dwight Morrow estate in Englewood for many years.

I wonder if Cowe had any thoughts on the kidnapping?

As superintendent, he would have been the top executive of the Morrow estate.

Did Cowe just remain quiet on the kidnapping?

  • George AndersonSue , Sat Jun 8 16:28
    Is Scottish gardener, George Anderson, in the running along with Lee Hurley and Theodore Kuchtlak (sp?) Was George Anderson one more watchman at the Highfields estate, just as Hurley and Kuchtlak... more
    • George T. Cowe - Superintendent & Master Gardener — Sue, Mon Jun 10 19:41
      • Here is his statement if by chance you haven't seen it yet: I always believed Burns was talking about "Rudolph Schueltzer" but your theory is certainly a worthy alternative. ... more
        • Morrow & Lindbergh EmployeesSue, Fri Jun 14 20:34
          Thanks for Cowe's statement. Do you know if Cowe was Scottish? Might he have been the Scottish gardener that Anne Lindbergh refers to in her books? I don't think Burns said the Morrow gardener who... more
          • Re: Morrow & Lindbergh EmployeesMichael For Sue, Tue Jun 18 09:18
            Sorry for the delay. I've been searching for something I have that Mark put together which lists each and every past and present servant to include where they were from. Unfortunately I can't find it ... more
            • Re: Morrow & Lindbergh EmployeesSue, Sat Jun 22 13:37
              Thanks for the list. Yes, the country where these servants originated from would be very helpful.
              • Re: Morrow & Lindbergh EmployeesMichael For Sue, Sun Jun 23 11:09
                I know its somewhere but I just can't find it unfortunately. Part of the reason might be because I have about 60 files pulled at the moment so I have material all over the place. I want to check my... more
    • George Anderson vs. George T. CoweSue, Sun Jun 9 14:45
      I'm not sure whether the Scottish gardener that Anne Lindbergh alludes to in Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead and Locked Rooms and Open Doors is George Anderson or George T. Cowe. George Anderson and... more
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