From Monterey Peninsula Herald, dated 28 December 1950:
DEATH CLAIMS A.W. COWLES OF SEASIDE
Death claimed Albert Wallace Cowles, 82, early this morning at his home, 1049 Maple Street, Seaside. Mr. Cowles had been in failing health for the past two years.
He was born Sept. 18, 1868, in Minnesota, and until his retirement about 30 years ago performed in vaudeville, circuses, and other theatrical entertainments as a ring acrobat, together with his wife and small daughter. A man of fine character and pleasant personality, he made many friends in the course of his long ife.
Mr. Cowles came to live on the Peninsula about 10 years ago, and for the past three years made his home in Seaside, where he was cared for during his last illness by Mrs. Helen Barbara Horne.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Curtiss of Colarine, Minn., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are pending at the T.A. Dorney Chapel.
From Monterey Peninsula Herald, dated 1 January 1951:
DEATH AND FUNERAL NOTICES
COWLES--Albert Wallace Cowles, December 28, 1950. Age 82 years. A resident of the Peninsula 10 years. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Curtiss of Colarine, Minn. Also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the T.A. Dorney Funeral home, the Rev. T.J. Barkle officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Little Chapel-by-the-Sea Crematorium. T.A. Dorney in charge of funeral arrangements.