George A. Cowles died November 26, 1887 in his room at San Diego's then premier Florence Hotel, succumbing after two weeks to an intestinal ailment. He had just completed the railway negotiations, an effort that some had said hastened his death. After a fine and well attended funeral at a church in the new downtown San Diego, Cowles was buried in the El Cajon valley. Two years later his remains were moved to the Mount Hope Cemetery.
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“Oh! death will find me long before I tire
Of watching you.”
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“For, surely, surely, where
Your voice and graces are,
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two name tags,
blood worn like a corsage
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