On Feb. 3 one of Cookeville's most prominent business men and most popular citizens, John B. Dow, was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Owen, a most estimable young lady. The nuptials occurred at the home of the bride's parents, in Franklin, Tenn.

Source: "Dow and Owens: A Prominent Couple Marry -- Other Cookeville Items." The Nashville American (1894-1910); 7 Feb 1897. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Nashville Tennessean (1812-1922), P. 11.