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NEW YORK, GENERAL

 

Householders enumerated in the 1850 census of New York in­clude:

 

          Householder                                   County                Page          Town

          Gowen, Ann                                      Kings                  278          Brooklyn

          Gowen, Daniel                                  Sullivan              269          Mamakati

          Gowen, John                                    Jefferson              240          Henderson

          Gowen, John                                    Allegheny            362          Rushford

          Gowen, Margaret M.                        Orange                076          Walkill

          Gowen, Michael                              Erie                       186          Black Road

          Gowen, Patrick                                Albany.                 198          Albany

          Gowen, Patrick                                Allegheny             240          Cuba

          Gowin, Azeal                                   Seneca                  263          Pembroke

          Gowin, Elizabeth.                           Cayuga                  136          Mentz

          Gowin, John                                    Kings                    145          Williams

          Gowin, Mary                                    Kings                    236          Williams

          Gowin, Michael                               Erie                       079          Buffalo

          Gowin, Ransom                              Genesee                 263          Pembroke

          Gowin, Rodney                               Genesee                 229          Batavia

          Gowin, Smith                                  Chenango             043          Dix

          Gowing, Curtiss                            Allegheny              331          NewHudson

          Gowing, George W.                     Onondaga              157          Tully

          Gowing, Janus                             Allegheny               275          Belfast

          Gowing Lavoster                         Onondaga               158          Tully

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Thomas Goin served in the Colonial Navy during the Revolutionary War, according to "American Biographical Notes" by Franklin B. Hough.  Thomas Goin was an "Acting Master" during the Revolutionary War and founded the Naval apprenticeship system.

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William H. Gowan was born in New York State in June 1884 of parents unknown.  About 1905 he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a boatswain's mate for 35 years.

 

William H. Gowan received the Congressional Medal of Honor "for bravery and extraordinary heroism displayed by him during a shipboard conflagration in the harbor of Co­quimbo, Chile January 20, 1909."  He braved smoke and flames to close a valve aboard ship, "saving the lives of sev­eral shipmates."

 

William H. Gowan retired from the navy in 1942 as a chief petty officer.  He was employed by Waterbury Rope Sales Corporation after his retirement.  He died May 29, 1957 of a heart attack according to the "New York Times" of May 29, 1957.  According to the news story, police were unable to lo­cate a sister in Manhattan or a brother of William H. Gowan in New Canaan, Connecticut.

 

In its June 3, 1957 edition, "Time Magazine" carried a men­tion of the death of William H. Gowan who "died with­out fam­ily or friends or funeral expense."  He was to be buried by the Navy if no one claimed the body.

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Charles Gowen was listed in the 127th New York Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

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David Gowen enlisted in the Union Army on January 1, 1864 at age 18, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.

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Henry Gowen was listed in the 90th New York Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

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George D. Gowen enlisted in the Union Army on August 19, 1863 at age 27, according to American Civil War Soldiers database.

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Iyras A. Gowen was listed in the Second New York Heavy Artillery Regiment in the Civil War, according to the Civil War military roster.

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Pvt. Charles Gowine “of New York” served in the 182nd New York Infantry Regiment.  He was captured and interned in the Confederate Andersonville Military Prison, according to prison records.

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James McGowan was listed in the 15th Regiment of the N.Y.E. in the Civil War as a musician, according to the Civil War military roster.

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Patrick McGowen enlisted in the Union Army on September 1, 1863 at age 27, according to the American Civil War Soldiers database.

 

 

ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Mary Goin was listed in Election District 1, Ward 9 on page 22, line 39 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Obadiah Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1790 census of Easton, New York in Albany County, page 25:

 

          "Goin, Obadiah                                         white male  over 16

                                                                             white male  under 16

                                                                             white male under 16"

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Paul Goin was occupied as a laborer and resided at 11 Clinton in Albany, according to the city directory of 1889.

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Agnes Going was listed in Election District 2, Ward 15 on page 16, line 40 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Florence Going was listed in Election District 2, Ward 15 on page 16, line 40 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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James Going was listed in Election District 2, Ward 15 on page 16, line 39 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Kate Going widow of William Going was listed as a resident at 70 Spring in Albany according to

Kate Going was listed in Election District 4, Ward 5 on page 3, line 1 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Mary Going, widow of Patrick Going, lived at 1 Merchant Place in 1890 according to the Albany city directory.

 

Mary Going was listed in Election District 2, Ward 15 on page 16, line 39 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Mary Going was listed in Election District 2, Ward 15 on page 16, line 41 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Mrs. Patrick Going (Mary Going) resided at 73 Jefferson in Albany, according to the 1889 city directory. She was later listed as a widow in the same residence in 1890. She later moved to 1 Merchant place in Albany according to the city directory of 1891.

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Richard Going was employed as a clerk in Albany according to the city directory of 1889.

 

Richard Going was listed in Election District 2, Ward 15 on page 16, line 37 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Mrs. William Going was listed as a resident living at 70 Spring, according to the Albany city directory of 1889.

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Alice Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 18, on page 9, line 14 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Anna Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 18, on page 9, line 12 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Edward Gowen was listed in Election District 5, Ward 18, on page 3, line 39 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Elia Gowen was listed in Election District 5, Ward 18, page 3, line 38 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Eliza Gowen, wife of Edward Gowen, was listed as a widow residing at 278 Lark in Albany, NY according to the city directory or 1889.

Helen Gowen was listed in Election District 5, Ward 18, page 3, line 40 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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John Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 18 on page 9, line 11 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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John Gowen was listed in Election District 5, Ward 18 on page 3, line 37 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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John Edward Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 18 on page 9, line 13 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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John H. Gowen was listed as a carpenter in the Albany city directory from 1889-1891.

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Josephine Gowen was listed in Election District 2, Ward 13 on page 22, page 3 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Leonard Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 18 on page 9, line 16 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Robert Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 18 on page 9, line 15 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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William Gowen was employed as a moulder in Albany, according to the city directory of 1889.

 

William Gowen was listed in Election District 1, Ward 13 on page 27, line 28 of the 1915 Albany County census.

 

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Elizabeth J. McGowan was listed in Election District 2, Ward 8 on page 16, line 9 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Frank J. McGowan was listed in Election District 2, Ward 8 on page 16, line 10 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Hugh F. McGowan was listed in Election District 3, Ward 4 on page 2, line 31 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Jeanette McGowan was listed in Election District 3, Ward 5 on page 23, line 49 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Joseph McGowan was listed in Election District 2, Ward 8 on page 16, line 8 of the 1915 Albanay County census.

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Joseph McGowan was listed in Election District 4, Ward 8 on page 10, line 21 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Margaret McGowan was listed in Election District 4, Ward 6 on page 3, line 44 of the 1915 Albany County census.

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Thomas McGowan was listed in Election District 4, Ward 6 on page 3, line 43 of the 1915 Albany County census.

 

ALLEGANY COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Mrs. Amelia A. Gowen Pitcher was born in Centerville, New York March 21, 1832 of parents unknown.  She died January 1, 1923 at the age of 90 in Waupaca, Wisconsin, according to her obituary which appeared in the January 4, 1923 edition of “Waupaca County News”

 

“Amelia A. Gowen Pitcher was born in Centerville, New York state, on March 21, 1832, and answered the call to the Great Beyond, from the home of her daugh-ter, Mrs. C.C. Boyce, on the first day of 1923, she hav-ing reached the advanced age of 90 years, nine months and ten days.  General debility was the cause of her death.

 

At the age of 16 she became a member of the Presby-terian church.  On August 22, 1855, she was united in marriage to Ira C. Pitcher at Rockdale, Pennsylvania.  She and her husband came to Waupaca, and resided in this city for a short time then moving to Farmington where she has since lived.  Two this union four child-ren were born, Ralph of Milwaukee, Frank of Seattle, Eva Boyce of Farmington, and Putman of West Allis.  She is also survived by one brother A. W. Gowen of Burnes, Oregon; two step-children Delal of Burnes, Oregon, and Wallace of Buchannan, Mich., seven grand children and two great grand children.  She was one of the oldest residents of the Town of Farmington.

 

The funeral was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Boyce, at 1:45 p.m. this Thursday after-noon, Rev. E.M. Oliver of the Methodist church offic-iating.  Her remains find their last resting place in Lakeside cemetery, beside those of her husband, who crossed to the Other Side on June 28, 1910.”

 

BROOME COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Ada Gowen, “domestic,” was recorded living at 16 Hawley in the 1889 city directory of Binghampton, New York.

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John McGowan, a merchant in “stoves and tinware” had a store at 125 Washington and lived at 41 Oak Street, according to the 1889 city directory of Bighampton.

 

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Adolphos Gowan was listed as the head of a household enu­merated in the 1880 census of Cattaraugus County, Enumer­ation District 23, page 2, New Albion Township:

 

          "Gowan,              Adolphos    41, born in NY

                                       Mary           28, born in NY

                                       William        5, born in NY

                                       Laura            3, born in NY

                                       Mary           17, born in New Jersey"

 

It is believed that Mary Gowen, age 28, was the second wife of Adolphos Gowan and Mary Gowan, age 17, was his daughter by a first wife.

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Leonard Gowin of New Albion, New York was married December 30, 1858 to Eliza Ayers of Little Valley, New York, according to Cattaraugus County marriage records.  Erastus Dickinson performed the ceremony which was witnessed by George Lenear, Philene Lenear and Electra Jewell.  A possible kinsman of Leonard Gowin was Mary Melissa Gowin, a resident of Cattaraugus County at that time.  Children born to Leonard Gowin and Eliza Ayers Gowin are unknown.

 

Mary Melissa Gowin, regarded as a kinsman of Leonard Gowin and Eliza Ayers Gowin, was born in New Albion about 1866.  She was married about 1884 in Little Valley, New York to Ezra Lincoln Kyler who was born about 1861 in Fox Township to David Kyler and Sara Meredith Kyler.  He was born February 27, 1861 at Kersey, Pennsylvania.  She died in childbirth at age 28, about 1891.  Ezra Lincoln Kyler was remarried to May Meredith.

 

Ezra L. Kyler died August 14, 1929 at the age of 68 in the Salamanca Hospital in Salamanca, Pennsylvania.

 

His obituary included:

 

“Four children were born to them, all of whom survive, Mark Kyler of North Tonawanda; Mrs. Bessie Ed-monds of Los Angeles; Mrs. Tessie Simons of Little Valley and George L. of North Tonawanda.  In 1899 Mr. Kyler was remarried to Maude Drew of Little Val-ley.

 

In his early life Mr. Kyler made cheese, later engaging in the blacksmithing business with his brother Rolland Kyler in Little Valley and still later made farming his occupation.

 

The funeral services were held from the late home on Sunday, August 18th, with burial in the Little Valley Cemetery. 

 

Among relatives who attended the funeral services were William Gowin and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gowin, all of Cattaraugus, New York.”

 

Children born to Ezra Lincoln Kyler and Mary Melissa Gowin Kyler include:

 

          Mark E. Kyler                                                              born in 1882

          Bessie Kyler                                                                 born about 1884

          Tessie Kyler                                                                 born about 1886

          George Kyler                                                               born about 1891

 

Mark E. Kyler, son of Ezra Lincoln Kyler and Mary Melissa Gowin Kyler, was born in 1882 at New Albion.

 

“Arlee,

 

I am going to pour this all out to you in hopes you can make sense of it.  I have a letter to a cousin, Aletta Kyler, from Bessie Kyler Edmonds.  Bessie Kyler Edmonds was a sister of Mark Kyler, my great grandfather.  Their parents were Ezra Kyler and Mary Melissa Gowin.  Ezra's parents were David Kyler and Sarah Jane Meredith.

 

Here is the letter.  It contains a direct reference to Leonard Gowin and Eliza Ayers:

 

‘Dear Aletta,


I have owed you a letter for a long, long time, but I have felt so miserable that I was in no mood to write to anyone.  I am enclosing a copy of the notice of the death of Hula Jane Nobles.  She was my grandmother’s (I guess she would be my great grandmother) for Grandpa Gowins first wife was Marietta Niles.  The S. M. Niles that it speaks of in the article was Marietta Niles’ father who lived way down Rock City Street almost to the Railroad Crossing on the right hand side of the street. 

 

That is the way the Niles are related to us.  When our mother died, Harriett was a young girl and lived in that same spot not too far from Aunt Eliza, who owned the place where Tess Kyler lived.  And Uncle Leonard Gowin, Aunt Eliza's husband, was Grandpa Gowin’s brother, and as I said, Grandpa Gowin married Marietta Niles.  I have heard him talk about Marietta as he called her many times.  Harriett Niles has been in my life as well as in Tessa Kyler's since we were three or four years old.


I don't know about the Scotch Irish, I had always been told that the Gowins were Scotch and the name was originally McGowin, I could not prove that however.

 

Yes, Grandmother Kylers name was Meredith and I believe her name was Sarah Jane Meredith.  They came from down in Pennsylvania, and I always thought they were German.  Maybe it was her husband Grandpa Kyler that was German.  Grandma Kyler could have been Irish or Scotch.  I do not know.  There were a number in her family.  She has sisters one of whom was Aunt Rachael.  I remember her well as she used to come visit Grandma Kyler.’

 

“There is more, but that is the last mention of the Gowin family.  The way I am reading this is Leonard and Eliza Gowin were aunt and uncle to Bessie, Tessie, Mark and George Kyler.  How does this fit in with all the information you have? 

 

Regards,

 

Annette”

 

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Joseph Norton and Elizabeth Gowan Norton lived in Jamestown, New York in 1881 when a daughter, Lavina Norton was born there November 6, 1881.  Lavina Norton was married about 1900, husband’s name Gilligan.  She was remarried to Leon Simmons.  She died April 11, 1953 at the age of 71, according to her obituary:

 

“Mrs. Lavina Norton Simmons, 71, of Greenhurst, died at 6:35 a.m. today in WCA Hospital.  She was born in Jamestown Nov. 6, 1881, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Gowan Norton and had resided in Greenhurst 34 years.  She was a member of the Golden Age So-ciety.

 

Mrs. Simmons is survived by her husband, Leon Sim-mons; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Dahlbeck and Mrs. Julia Billstone, Jamestown; two sons, John Gilligan and Sheldon Simmons of Jamestown; four sisters, Mrs. Mina Haynor, Mrs. Rose Gustafson, Mrs. Orah Baxell and Mrs. Roxy Brooks, all of Jamestown; a brother, Paul Norton, Florida; a half-sister, Mrs. Loretta Gow-an, Jamestown; a half-brother, Herbert Norton, Gen-eva, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and one great-grand-child.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Henderson-Lincoln Chapel.  Rev. Russell D. Good-win, pastor of Calvary Pentecostal Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Fluvanna Cemetery.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lavina Simmons, 71, of Greenhurst, who died Saturday were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday from the Henderson-Lincoln Chapel. Rev. Russell D. Goodwin, pastor of the Calvary Pentecostal Church, officiated.  Attending from away were Herbert Norton, Mrs. Harry Johnson, Mrs. Lena Drayburg and Mrs. Loretta Gowan, all of Geneva.  Attending in a group were members of the Golden Age Society.”

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James Gowan, who was born in Ireland in 1832, was the head of a household in the 1880 census of Chautauqua County, Enumeration District 55 page 57, Elliott Township in Jamestown, New York.

 

          Gowan,                James                  48, born in Ireland

                                       Elizabeth            39, born in Ireland

                                       Nina                    18, born in NY

                                       George                17, born in NY

                                       Anne                    15, born in NY

                                       Thomas               14, born in NY

                                       Martha                  8, born in NY

                                       James                    5, born in NY

                                       Fannie                   4, born in NY"

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Elizabeth Gowan Norton and her husband, Joseph Norton were residents of Jamestown, New York in 1878 when a daughter was born:

 

          Mina Norton                                                                 born March 8, 1878

 

Mina Norton, daughter of Joseph Norton and Elizabeth Gowan Norton was born March 8, 1878.  Her obituary appeared in a Newspaper dated June 22, 1960:

 

“Mrs. Mina Norton Hayner, 81, of 965 Jefferson Street, died at 4:15 a.m. today (Jan. 22, 1960) in her home.

 

She was the wife of Harry Hayner.  Mrs. Hayner was born in Jamestown March 8, 1878, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Gowan Norton.

 

Mrs. Hayner was a member of SS. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church and the Golden Age Society.

 

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Nelson of Jamestown and Mrs. Theodore E. Swanson of Greenhurst; a son, Thomas Garrigan of Cleveland, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Elmer Baxell and Mrs. Richard Gustafson of Jamestown, and Mrs. Ray Brooks of Holly Hill, Florida; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at SS. Peter and Paul's Roman Catholic Church.  Rosary services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Garrity Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Ceme-tery.”

 

CHEMUNG COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

A. Gowen, Confederate soldier of Company H, Fifth Virginia Infantry Regiment, died September 21, 1864 in Elmira Prison-of-War Camp in Elmira, New York, according to the research of Margie Daniel.

 

CHENANGO COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

James Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Chenango County, Enumeration District 113, page 3, Shertwine Township:

 

          "Going,                 James                            35, born in NY

                                       Catherine                       29, born in Ireland

                                       Thomas                            4, born in NY

                                       Agnes                               2, born in NY"

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Thomas Gowen was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Chenango County, Enumeration District 114, page 12, Shertwine Township:

 

"Gowen,           Thomas                                   33, born in Ireland

                          Margaret                                 33, born in Ireland

                      James                                        7, born in NY

                              Thomas                                     4, born in NY

                              Mary                                          2, born in NY

                              [infant]                                 2/12, born in NY"

 

DAVIS COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Emory Gowing who was born in 1804 was listed as the head of the household in the 1880 census of Davis County, Enumeration District 256, page 10, Pincolney Township:

 

          "Gowing,             Emory                           76, born in NY

                                       E. Mary                         44, born in NY

                                       Frank                             21, born in NY

                                       E. Edie                          17, born in NY

                                       John                               11, born in NY

                                       Jay                                   9, born in NY"

 

DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Charles Andrew Gowan, son of William Gowan and Henrietta Gowan, was baptized at Staatsburg Methodist Church in Hyde Park June 22, 1890, according to “Staatsburg Methodist Church, 1877-1914.”

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William C. Gowan was born June 12, 1818, place and parents unknown.  He died December 19, 1900 and was buried in St. James Churchyard at Hyde Park, New York.  His wife, Ann Gamble Gowan, was born June 30, 1830.  She died March 21, 1906 and was buried beside her husband.

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Mrs. Rosemary E. O’Gorman Gowen of Hyde Park, New York died November 10, 1999 at age 77, according to her obituary in the “Boston Globe.”

 

ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

No individuals of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1832 city directory of Buffalo, New York.  Buffalo was built upon the land adjoining Buffalo Creek and Lake Erie.  It had a population of 10,119 in 1832.  Because of its location and its harbor on the Erie Canal, Buffalo became the largest grain-handling port in the world at that time. This directory records the names of about 2,200 heads of families and householders. It lists each person's name, occupation, and address, and indicates whether the person was "colored" or white.

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William W. Gowans who headed a family enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Erie County, Enu­meration District 167, page 18, lived at 887 Prospect Avenue, Buffalo, New York:

 

"Gowans,                   William W.          36, born in NY

                    Isabelle                 33, born in Ireland

                    Peter                      --, born in NY [about 1865]

                    Maggie                 13, born in NY

                    Mary                     11, born in NY

                    Effie                       3, born in NY

                    [infant]                   1, born in NY [daughter]"

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Peter Gowen was born in New York in 1803.  He was a resi­dent of New York in 1866 and 1870.  He appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Erie County, Enumera­tion District 170, page 29 living at 801 Ferry Street, Buffalo:

 

"Gowen,          Peter             77, born in NY

             Emaline        48, born in NY

            Agnes            14, born in NY

            Louis             10, born in NY"

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Lizzie McGowan was born about 1866 in New York.  She was enumerated at age 14 as a servant in the 1880 census of Buffalo, New York in Erie County in the household of James Tillinghast.  Her parents were born in Ireland.

 

ESSEX COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Augusta Goins was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Essex County, Enumeration District 34, page 18, Chesterfield Township:

 

"Goins,           Augusta               29, born in Maine

             Ella                       3, born in Rhode Island"

 

FRANKLIN COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Henry DeGowin, William DeGowin, Moses P. DeGowin and Richard DeGowin were residents of Franklin County, supposedly arriving there by way of Canada before 1850.  Henry DeGowin was a resident of the Constable, New York area.  William DeGowin lived in the Malone, New York area.  When Moses DeGowin died, he was buried in Westville, New York.  Richard DeGowin was enumerated near Ft. Covington, New York in the 1860 census.

 

GENESEE COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Willis Gowan was listed as the head of the household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Genesee County, Enumer­ation Dis­trict 4, page 52, Batavia Township:

 

          "Gowan,              Willis                  23, born in NY

                                       Julia                    24, born in NY

                                       Ray                  1/52, born in NY

          Carson,                Emma                 21, born in NY, sister-in-law"

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Albert Gowin was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Genesee County, Enumeration Dis­trict 9, page 33, Darwintown Township:

 

          "Gowin,               Albert        40, born in NY

                                       Cornelia    38, born in NY

                                       Freddie        6, born in NY"

 

Freddie Gowin, age 6, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Genesee County, Enumeration District 9, page 33, Darien Township living in the household of his grandfather, Henry Strong.  Because of the proximity of the Strong household to that of Albert Gowin, it is believed that Freddie Gowin who was born in New York, was related to Albert Gowin.

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Albert J. Gowin died July 18, 1918 at the age of 78 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Albert was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Azeal Gowin died November 19, 1859 at the age of 90 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Azeal was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Betsey Gowin died May 26, 1882 at the age of 90 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Betsy was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Charles Gowin died in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Charles was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Cornelia A. Winters Gowin died in 1915 at the age of 80 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records.

Cornelia was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Frederic A. Gowin died November 26, 1920 at the age of 76 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Frederic was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Joseph A. Gowin died in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Joseph was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Lucy A. Gowin died November 2, 1882 at the age of 70 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Lucy was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Mary Webb Gowin died September 29, 1927 at the age of 79 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Mary was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Ransom L. Gowin died July 30, 1883 at the age of 73 in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Ransom was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Roxellana A. Gowin died in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Roxellana was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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Sarah E. Gowin died in Genesee County according to New York Cemetery Records. Sarah was buried in Evergreen Hill, New York.

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HERKIMER COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

The federal census of 1800, 1810, and 1820 listed no Gowens [or spelling variations] in Herkimer County, New York.

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Charles Gowan was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Jefferson County, Enumeration Dis­trict 137, page 7, Philadelphia Township:

 

"Gowan,           Charles              25, born in NY

              Julia                   33, born in NY

              Ernest                  1, born in NY"

                                        ==O==

John Gowan, a laborer, lived at 42 Burchard, Watertown, New York in 1892 according to Watertown city directories.

 

Mrs. Gowan, wife of John Gowan, boarded at 42 Burchard, Watertown, New York in 1892 according to Watertown city directories.

                                        ==O==

The marriage of Sarah Gowan, 22, of 72 Columbia Avenue and Martin Gerold, 21, of 278 Troutman Street was announced in the July 11, 1919 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

William Gowan, a machinist, boarded at 48 Arsenal, Watertown, New York in 1892 according to Watertown city directories.

                                             ==O==

Edward Gowen was identified as a drowning victim in an article in the June 1, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union:”

 

“The body of a drowned man which police said had been in the water for more than a month was found at the foot of Dupont Street yesterday by police of Bed-ford Avenue Station.  Taken to the morgue, the body was identified as that of Edward Gowen, 45, of 300 Autumn Avenue, by his brother, William Gowen.  The man had been missing from his home for more than a month.”

                                        ==O==

Katherine E. Gowen was a student at Public School No. 43 located at 95 Boerum Street in Brooklyn in June 1907, according to the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

Catherine Elizabeth McGowan was a student at Public School 83 located at Schenectady Avenue and Bergen Street, Brooklyn in June l907, according to the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

Police Captain John McGowan figured prominently in a murder investigation in Brooklyn, according to a news story carried in the “Brooklyn Standard-Union” edition of October 19, 1931:

 

“SACKETT STREET SPOT KILLING TRACED TO ITALIAN VENDETTA

 

Working on the theory that Salvatore Trimboli, 25, of 345 Prospect place, was put on the spot last night at Columbia street near Sackett street because of an Italian vendetta carried from the other side, police of the Brooklyn Homicide Squad, under Capt. John McGowan, today continued their questioning of a long line of witnesses at Brooklyn Police headquarters.

Trimboli was walking along Columbia street near Sackett when a black sedan automobile drew alongside of him and two shots were pumped into his body.

 

Thousands of people in the neighborhood ran screaming into their houses and nearby doorways as the death car sped away.  Police were summoned, and Dr. Archez, Holy Family Hospit-al, found Trimboli dead.  The gun that shot him down was close enough to him to leave powder burns on his coat, police say.

 

Trimboli was married and leaves a wife and two children.  He had a record, police say, being arrested once for grand larceny and again for disorderly conduct.  He was discharged both times.

 

Contrary to early reports Capt. McGowan stated today that Trimboli's death was not the outcome of a slot-machine feud. In his pocket, police say, he had a punchboard slip and some small change.  Trimboli was a bricklayer by trade, but had not been working for a year, police say.  He was always well dressed and had money in his pocket.  They questioned his wife and relatives, who told police that Trimboli had no ene-mies and was not mixed up in any racket.

 

His family told police that Trimboli had not been home Friday or Saturday. He came in Sunday morning and left with a cou-sin in an automobile at about 6 o'clock that night.  He went to a restaurant on Columbia street, police say, and was shot and killed at 8 o'clock.”

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JOSEPH MC GOWAN

   Joseph McGOWAN, who died yesterday afternoon at his home, 44 Columbia

place, was a resident of the First Ward for twenty-one years. He was born in

Brooklyn and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo's Church. His parents survive

him. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from his late home, and

services will be held in the chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery. Undertakers Peter J.

Daley & Sons, of 438 Hicks street, have charge of the arrangements.

BDSU June 27, 1906 Obituaries

 

 

 

 

John J. McGowan died during the week of April 4, 1931, according to a death notice which appeared in the “Brooklyn Standard-Union” of that date:

 

“Knights of Columbus Council, No. 126 members are requested to assemble at the cluf Saturday evening, April 4, at 8:00 o’clock to procede thence to the home of our late brother, John J. McGowan, 2016 Hend-rickson Street.”

                                             ==O==

Joseph McGowan died June 26, 1906, according to his obituary in the June 27 edition of the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union:”

 

“Joseph McGowan, who died yesterday afternoon at his home, 44 Columbia Place, was a resident of the First Ward for twen-ty-one years.  He was born in Brooklyn and was a member of St. Charles Borromeo's Church. His parents survive him.  The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon from his late home, and services will be held in the chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery.  Undertakers Peter J. Daley & Sons, of 438 Hicks Street, have charge of the arrangements.”

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Mrs. Marie DeAgrella died May 24, 1931 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace DeAgrella McGowan, at 363 E. 26th Street, according to the May 25, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union:”

 

“Marie De Arella died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace McGowan, at 363 East Twenty-sixth street.  She was born in St. Kitts, B. W. I., sixty years ago and lived for the past year in Flatbush.  She is survived by her husband, Francis; two daughters, Mrs. Grace McGowan and Miss F. De Agrella, and a son Charles Agrella.  The funeral will be held at 2 P. M. tomorrow.  Interment will be at St. Joseph's Cem-etery under direction of Edward T. Kennedy, Church and Rogers Avenue.”

                                             ==O==

 

Harold McGowan, 35, of 225 Smith Street and Dorothy Little, 21, of 633 Grand were married in May 1931, according to the May 25, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”  Children born to Harold McGowan and Dorothy Little McGowan are unknown.

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William F. McGowan, 61, chief clerk of the Brooklyn Depart-ment of Highways, died March 8, 1931, according to the “Brooklyn Standard-Union” of March 10, 1931:

 

“Requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. to-morrow at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Throop avenue and Mc-Donough street, for William F. Mc-Gowan, chief clerk of the Department of Highways of Brooklyn for forty-five years, who died Sunday in his sixty-second year at the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles P. Murray, 295 Macon street.

 

Mr. McGowan, who was a past grand knight of Fidelity Council Knights of Columbus, was born in Syosset, but had been a resident of Greenpoint for many years.  He was a member of the Seventh Assembly District Dem-ocratic Club.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Charles F. Murray and Mrs. Frances McGowan Haines.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.”

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Frank Gowing, a laborer, lived at 1½ Rutland, Watertown, New York in 1892 according to Watertown city directories.

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Fred Gowing, a boat builder, lived at 1 Olive, Watertown, New York in 1888 according to Watertown city directories.

                                        ==O==

Jay Gowing boarded at 25 Burchard, Watertown, New York in 1891 according to Watertown city directories.

                                        ==O==

John Gowing lived at 25 Huntington, Watertown, New York in 1889 and 1890 according to Watertown city directories.

                                        ==O==

John L. Gowing lived at 25 Burchard, Watertown, New York in 1891 according to Watertown city directories.

                                        ==O==

Mrs. Mary E. Gowing boarded at 25 Burchard, Watertown, New York in 1891 according to Watertown city directories.

                                             ==O==

Mary M’Gowan, a resident of Manhattan living at 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue, was involved in a trolley collision June 22, 1907, according to a news article in the June 23 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”  She received contusions of her body and was taken to Long Island College Hospital. 

 

The account of the accident follows:

 

 

“TROLLEY IN FATAL CRASH

 

Two Fatally and Six Seriously Hurt in Collision

                Just Before Midnight

 

PASSENGERS CUT AND BRUISED

 

Ambulances From Four Hospitals Rush to Scene

              Agonizing Cries of Victims

 

Two men are so badly injured that they cannot recover, six others are seriously hurt and more than fifty passengers in a Smith street car were bruised and cut shortly before 11 o'clock last night, when the car, bound to Manhatten from Coney Is-land, crashed into Salvage Corps wagon No. 2 at Smith and Dean streets.

 

The Salvage Corps wagon had left its house in Pacific Street near Court to answer an alarm at Sterling place and Vanderbilt Avenue, and was just turning into Smith Street at Dean when car No. 354, in charge of Motorman John Cox and Conductor John Meyer, came bowling along at a rapid rate.  The car struck the wagon in the rear, wrecking the car.  The men in the Salvage Corps were buried under the wreck and the passen-gers tossed out.

 

Robert Baxter, who lives in Degraw Street, near Hoyt Street, was walking along Smith Street at the time and was bowled over by the wagon as it was pushed up on the sidewalk.  His skull was fractured and his right leg cut off.

 

Fireman William Woolsey, of the Salvage Corps, was caught under the wreck and mangled by the glass.  Both men were unconscious when dragged out.

 

Capt. Cushman, of the Corps; Michael O'Connell, the driver, and Fireman James Tuohet, Daniel A. Smith, Horace Byrnes and Daniel Erlinger were hurled out and seriously injured.  All suffered broken bones and cuts.

 

Ambulances were summoned from Long Island College, Se-ney, Brooklyn and Swedish Hospitals and the Surgeons at once got busy caring for the injured.  Baxter and Woolsey were at once rushed to the Long Island College Hospital.  On the way to that institution Father Patterson, of the Church of St. Paul, administered the last rites of the church to Baxter.

The surgeons at the hospital this morning said that both men had only a few hours to live.  Their injuries were of such a serious nature that they were beyond recovery.

 

The Surgeons from Seney, Brooklyn, and the Swedish Hos-pitals were not kept in idleness in the meanwhile.  The trolley car was loaded to the running platform, and the collision in-jured nearly every one in it, although the police were unable to obtain more than a dozen of names.

 

Some of those hurt were hustled into the pharmacy of Otto E. Arestosky, at 120 Smith Street, and the others were laid out on the sidewalk.”

 

KINGS COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Kings County and Brooklyn, New York grew rapidly in the 19th century.  According to "Population of the 100 Largest Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States: 1790 to 1990," the city grew 183 fold from 1810 to 1890:

 

1810                                        4,402

1820                                        7,175

1830                                      12,406

1840                                      36,233

1850                                      96,838

1860                                    266,661

1870                                    396,099

1880                                    566,663

1890                                    806,343

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A marriage license was issue to William Goen, 29 of 311 57th Street and Anna Rheinhardt, 32 of the same address, according to the December 5, 1918 edition of the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union.  Children born to William Goen and Anna Rheinhardt Goen are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Charles Goin was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of King County, Enumeration District 32, page 42, Nassau Township, Brooklyn, New York as:

 

"Goin,              Charles                38, born in NY

             Ettie                     21, born in MA

             Emma D.          1/12, born in NY"

                                        ==O==

George Goin was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Kings County, Enumeration District 90, page 31, Fleet Precinct.  The family, which resided at 128 Fleet Place, Brooklyn was listed as:

 

"Goin,           George             46, born in NY

           Sary                  36, born in NY, no relation to

                                                          householder

         Marie                 11, born in NY

         Willie                   9, born in NY

         George                 8, son, born in NY

         Emma                  5, daughter, born in NY

         Sarah                   3, daughter, born in NY"

 

The term "no relation" suggests that Sary Goin was the com­mon law wife of George Goin or a domestic servant.

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Johanna Gowan, a native of Ireland was married about 1866 in New York to Patrick Gillen, according to F. C. Finaly.   Johanna Gowan Gillen died young, perhaps in childbirth, about 1873.  Patrick Gillen took his three daughters, Rosina Gillen, Mary Gillen and Ellen Gillen to Mother de Chantal Orphanage in Brooklyn before 1880.  He was listed in an 1890 city directory of New York, but did not appear in the 1900 census there.

                                             ==O==

Thomas Gowan, 27, 564 Fourth Avenue and Jennie McCarthy, 19, 564 Fourth Avenue were issued a marriage license, according to the July 30, 1913 edition of the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

William Gowan and two companions were arrested for smoking and fined three dollars each, according to the “Brooklyn Standard Union” of March 17, 1931:

 

“Three men were fined three dollars each when they pleaded guilty in court yesterday to a charge of smok-ing in the West End Terminal of the B. M. T. at Coney Island.  The men were each fined by Magistrate Hughes.  They were William Gowan, 37, of West 29th street and the Boardwalk; Philip Kontano, 36, of 2824 West 16th street, and Frank Costa, 37, of 1668 66th street.”

                                             ==O==

Anthony Gowen was a student, apparently in the eighth grade, in Public School No. 50 located at Driggs Avenue and South Third Street in Brooklyn, according to the June 26, 1920 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.” which was transcribed by Pam Cook.

 

Anthony Gowen, 26, a resident of 1206 Hancock Street, Brooklyn, obtained a license October 24, 1931 to be married to Helen Miller of 130-68 225th Street, Laurelton, according Kings County marriage records.  Children born to Anthony Gowen and Helen Miller Gowen are unknown.

                                             ==O==

Letters of Administration was granted in the estate of Mary Gowen, deceased, according to the “Brooklyn Union-Argus” of July 21, 1877.

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Bridget M. Gowen, age 62, died in Kings County August 18, 1908, according to BVS File 16145.

                                             ==O==

The obituary of Catherine Gowen Long appeared in the December 7, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union:”

 

“Long—On Sunday, December 6, 1931 at St. John’s Hospital, Long Island City, Catherine, beloved aunt of Sister Wilhelmina, O. S. J., and the late Lawrence Gowen, dear sister of the late Mary Gowen, formerly of 377 Ridgewood Avenue. Funeral from St. John’s Hospital Chapel Wednesday December 9, with solemn requiem mass 10 A. M.  Interment St. John’s Ceme-tery.  Kindly omit flowers.  Masses appreciated.”

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Patrick Gowen was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Kings County, Enumeration District 124, page 30, living at 195 6th Street, Brooklyn.  The family was recorded as:

 

"Gowen,           Patrick                42, born in Ireland

          Mary                    36, born in Ireland

          Margaret              12, born in NY

          Elizabeth             10, born in NY

          Catherine               8, born in NY

          Mary                 9/12, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

Georgia Fraser wrote in 1909 in "The Stone House at Gowanus," that:

 

"The first settlement by white people within the bound-aries of the present city of Brooklyn, New York  was made in 1636, just 27 years after Henry Hudson drop-ped anchor from the "Halve Maen" in what is now New York Bay.

 

In 1636 ‘William Bennet and Jacques Bentyn pur-chased from the Indians a tract of 930 acres of land at Gowanus, upon which, at some time previous to the Indian War of 1643‑45, a dwelling house was erected.’  This was the beginning of the village of Gowanus, near Gowanus Bay; and the same name was given to the re-gion bordering Gowanus Creek, afterward Gowanus Canal, and extending easterly to the wooded hills.  The name, Gowanus, is an Indian one, and was said to be the place where an Indian, called Gowane, planted his corn."

                                             ==O==

Michael Gowen and Mary Burke Gowen were residents of the Eastern District and lived on Ridgewood Avenue about 1888.  She, an Irish emigrant, died April 25, 1931.  Her obituary appeared in the April 27, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union:”

 

“Mary Gowen, widow of Michael Gowen, died Satur-day at her home, 377 Ridgewood Avenue.  She was born in Ireland and had been formerly a resident of the Eastern District, where she was a member of the Church of St. Vincent de Paul.  She lived for the past eight years in Cypress Hills.  She is survived by a son, Lawrence B. Gowen; a sister, Catherine Burke Long; a sister, Sister Wilhelmina, O.S.J, a nun and two grand-children.  The funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. tomor-row with requiem mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.  Inter-ment will be at St. John's Cemetery under direction of J. J. Gallagher Sons, 25 Aberdeen Street.”

 

Children born to Michael Gowen and Mary Burke Gowen include:

 

          Lawrence B[urke?] Gowen                 born about 1888

 

Lawrence B. Gowen was graduated from St. Leonard’s Acad-emy in June 1907, according to a news item in the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”  The article mentioned that the Academy was associated with St. Francis College.

 

It was reported in the May 21, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union” that Lawrence B. Gowen, “beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Gowen and father of Mary Gowen and Lawrence B. Gowen, Jr. and nephew of Katherine Long and cousin of Sister Wilhelmina, S.J.” [St Johns] died suddenly on May 20, 1931.

 

The funeral was to be held at his residence on Ridgewood Av-enue Saturday at 8:45 a.m.  A solemn requiem mass was to be observed at Roman Catholic Church of St. Teresa.  Interment was to be in St. John’s Cemetery.

 

Additional information was given in another obituary publish-ed by the “Standard-Union:”

 

“Lawrence B. Gowen, son of the late Michael and Ma-ry Gowen, old residents of the Eastern District, died yesterday at his home, 377 Ridgewood Avenue.  He was born in the Eastern District and was a graduate of St. Vincent De Paul's Academy and St. Leonard's Academy.  He was secretary to Deputy Police Com-missioner Philip Hoyt and had been connected with the Police Department in a secretarial position, for fifteen years.

 

He was a member of he Woohaven Council of Knights of Columbus; Bell Post, A. D. He is survived by his wid-ow, Mary Gowen and a son, Lawrence Gowen and his aunt Catherine Long.  The funeral will be held at 8:45 A. M. Saturday, with requiem mass at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament.  Interment will be at St. John's Cemetery under direction of J. J. Gallagher Sons, 25 Aberdeen Street.”

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Violet A. Gowen, 19, and Roy G. Kelley, 21, “both of Merrick Road, Springfield” applied for a marriage license, according to the September 20, 1920 edition of “Queens Daily Star” of Brooklyn, New York.

                                             ==O==

Agnes C. McGowan was graduated in June 1910 from the Brooklyn Manual Training High School, according to the June 28, 1910 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

Bridget McGowan, no age given, birthplace unknown, was enumerated in the 1850 census of New York City, Sixth Ward as a prisoner in The Tombs charged with being a vagrant.

                                             ==O==

Charles McGowan, police detective at the East 53rd Street Station received a promotion in grade from second grade to first grade with an increase in pay of $800 annually, according to the “Brooklyn Standard-Union” of October 26, 1931.

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The obituary of Francis J. McGowan appeared in the Decem-ber 17, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Standard Union:”

 

“Francis J. McGowan died Tuesday at his home, 404 Madison street.  He is survived by three sons, Frank J. McGowan, Leo J. McGowan and Dr. Paul A. McGow-an and a sister, Mrs. Mary McGowan Reilly.  He was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of Columbus Council 126, K. of C.  He was for many years a member of the Church of St. Patrick and two years ago became a member of the Church of Our Lady of Victory.  The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday with requiem mass at the Church of St. Patrick, Kent and Willoughby Avenues.  Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery under direction of Joseph J. Galligan, 284 Willoughby Avenue.”

                                             ==O==

The death of Bridget McGowan was the subject of a coroner’s inquest, according to the “Brooklyn Union-Argus” of March 6, 1882:

 

“The Statements of Two Witnesses Regarding the Death of Bridget McGowan

 

Bridget McGowan, 55 years of age, died yesterday while on a visit to Mary Crowell of No. 169 Douglass Street.  Coroner Keller proceeded to hold an inquest, but the statements were so contradictory that he ad-journed the inquest in order to have the case thoroughly sifted, and Dr. Shepard was directed to make a post-mortem examination.  As far as the investigation pro-ceeded, Mrs. Crowell testified that she and her daugh-ter and deceased slept in the same bed, and that the de-ceased was found dead in the bed.

 

The daughter swore that her mother and deceased slept together, and that deceased immediately before her death was seated in a chair from which she fell and expired.

                                             ==O==

Edward McGowan of New York was a contributor to the Flood Relief Fund for Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the after-math of the 1889 Johnstown Flood, according to the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union” of June 4, 1889.

                                             ==O==

Eva McGowan was graduated from Our Lady of Good Coun-sel School, located at “Putnam Avenue near Ralph Avenue” according to the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union” of January 30, 1916.

                                             ==O==

John McGowan was mentioned in the September 17, 1898 edition of the “Brooklyn News:”

 

“Chief Clerk John McGowan of the Highways Depart-ment of the Borough of Brooklyn, a resident of Green-point, is taking a vacation of three weeks.  He will make a tour of the Great Lakes and will spend some time in Duluth.”

                                             ==O==

The home of Acting Chief Lt. John J. McGowan at 638 80th Street was burglarized by John J. Shea, 21, of 439 Hicks St.  Shea who operated in the Bay Ridge section was sent to Sing Sing for five years, according to the March 24, 1931 edition of the “Brooklyn Strandard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

Marion McGowan was graduated in June 1910 from Public School No. 77, according to the June 28, 1910 edition of the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union.”

                                             ==O==

Mary McGowan was graduated in 1916 from Public School No. 94, located at 6th Avenue and 50th Street in Brooklyn, ac-cording to the “Brooklyn Daily Standard-Union” of January 26, 1916.

                                             ==O==

Michael J. McGowan was graduated June 27, 1918 from Pub-lic School No. 78, “located on Pacific Street near Court,” in Brooklyn, according to his graduation program.

                                             ==O==

“Thomas F. McGowan, a city surveyor, died Sunday at his home, 13 Erasmus Street, Apartment Â.  He was 49 years old, and is survived by two sons and three daughters,” according to the “Brooklyn Standard Union” of July 6, 1910.

 

MADISON COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

John Goins was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Madison County, Enumeration District 61, page 11, Lebanon, Township as:

 

        "Goin, John          28, born in Ireland

                    Mary         27, born in Ireland

                    John         10, born in NY"

 

MONROE COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Walter Gawne was born in Rochester, New York in February 1871, according to his enumeration in the 1900 census of Dal­las County, Texas, Enumeration District 113, page 1.  He was shown as "living alone, Alamo Street, Dallas, Texas."  On September 27, 1901 he was married to Johannah "Hannah" Dardeman at Dallas, Texas, according to Dallas County Mar­riage Book U, page 23.  Johanna Dardeman was born in Ger­many in 1883 and was 22 years younger than her husband.

 

In 1912 they were living at 239 Newton, Dallas, Texas.  In 1915 Walter Gawne was listed as a farmer.  In 1919 Walter Gawne, laborer, lived at 4224 Holland Avenue, according to Dallas city directory.  Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman Gawne was listed as an operator for Oriental Laundry by the 1919 city directory.

 

"Walter Gawne, widower" of Scurry County, Texas gave a warranty deed to B. V. Walter of Red River County, Texas December 13, 1929 to 80 acres of land located near Snyder, Texas.. Consideration was $2,300, according to Scurry County Deed Book 60, page 558.  In 1948 Walter Gawne lived at 3815 Crutcher Place, Dallas.  Walter Gawne died in Collin County Texas November 11, 1951, according to BVS File No. 55987.

 

It is believed that children born to Walter Gawne and Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman Gawne include:

 

Delia Gawne                             born about 1902

Nellie Gawne                            born about 1904

Ella Gawne                               born about 1906

John Cole Gawne                     born September 19, 1912

Maudie Gawne                         born June 18, 1915

 

Delia Gawne, daughter of Walter Gawne and Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman Gawne, was born in Dallas, about 1902.  On July 15, 1918 she was married to Lerton Goodrich, accord­ing to Dallas County Marriage Book 25, page 94.

 

Nellie Gawne, daughter of Walter Gawne and Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman Gawne, was born in Dallas about 1904.  On August 12, 1922 she was married to Quay Sarrat, who lived on Lemon Avenue, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 34, page 321.

 

Ella Gawne, daughter of Walter Gawne and Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman, was born in Dallas County about 1906.  On May 27, 1924 she was married to Ray Pardue, according to Dallas County Marriage Book 38, page 287.

 

John Cole Gawne, son of Walter Gawne and Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman Gawne, was born September 19, 1912, according to Dallas County Birth Book 23, page 140.

 

Maudie Gawne, daughter of Walter Gawne and Johanna "Hannah" Dardeman Gawne was born in Dallas June 18, 1915, according to Dallas County Birth Book 48, page 17.

                                             ==O==

Emma Gowan, a clerk, “boards at 90 Reynolds,” according to the 1888 city directory of Rochester, New York.  She continued there in 1889, according to the city directory.  Margaret Gowan, a domestic, also lived at 90 Reynolds, according to the 1889 city directory.  In 1888 Margaret Gowan lived at 420 E. Main in Rochester.

                                             ==O==

A newspaper article describe a gift made by Fred H. Gowen and Helen F. “Bunny” Gowen:

 

“Two longtime supporters of the University, Helen "Bunny" Gowen and Fred Gowen, have left a $10.2 million gift as a final gesture of their generosity. The gift is being used to support academic initiatives in the College and will establish two professorships.

 

"Bunny and Fred Gowen were staunch supporters of the University for many, many decades," said President Jackson. "This bequest is the capstone of a lifetime of uncommonly generous support for our institution."

 

Fred Gowen, a former Rochesterian, was a 1932 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University who then earned his M.B.A. from Harvard University. At the time of his death, he was executive director and chairman of the investment policy committee of the Mackay-Shields Financial Corporation, a pension trust management firm in New York City. He was an inaugural member of the University's Trustees' Council, an advisory group, when it was formed in 1964.  He then served as a trustee from 1968 until his death in 1978.

 

Following her husband's death, Helen Gowen continued to be actively involved with the College.  She died in September 1999.  "Both of the Gowens held the University close to their hearts," said Vice President and General Secretary Emeritus Roger Lathan.  "They stayed in close touch with us throughout their lives."

 

Their past contributions were recognized by the naming of the Gowen Room, a 99-seat auditorium in Wilson Commons, when the student center opened in 1976.  That same year, they endowed the Fred H. and Helen F. Gowen Fund in support of special art exhibits. In addition, subsequent gifts made possible the establishment in 1979 of the Fred H. Gowen Professorship in the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration.”

                                             ==O==

John Gowen of Company B, 72nd Infantry Regiment was “treated at Rochester hospitals” during the Civil War, according to hospital records.

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

James M. Going was listed in the 1887-88-89-90 city directories of Amsterdam, New York as a “coachman, boards at 15 Forbes.”

 

Margaret Going was listed in the 1887-88-89-90 city directories of Amsterdam at 15 Forbes.

 

Mary E. Going “finisher, boards at 15 Forbes” was listed in the 1887-88 city directory of Amsterdam.

 

Frank A. Going “clerk at 137 E. Main, boards at 15 Forbes” was listed in the 1889-90 city directory of Amsterdam.

 

William J. Going, “machinist, boards at 15 Forbes” was listed in the 1887-88-89-90 city directory of Amsterdam.

 

John P. Going “machinist, 9 Kennedy Avenue” was listed in the 1889-90 city directory of Amsterdam

 

NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Charles Buxton Going, son of Charles Henry Going and Eliza Buxton Going, was born at Westberry, New York April 5, 1863.  They were also the parents of Ellen Maude Going.

 

Charles Buxton Going received a Ph.B degree from Columbia University in 1882,  He was married to Mary Evelyn Thomp­son June 1, 1887.  Mary Evelyn Thompson Going died in 1896.

 

In 1910 Charles Buxton Going received an honorary M.S. de­gree from Columbia University.  On December 18, 1912 he was remarried to Marie Overton Corbin.  He was listed in "Who's Who in America" in 1916 as an editor.  At that time he maintained an office at 140 Nassau Street, New York, New York.  In 1932 he was employed by Equitable Trust Company, 247 Broadway, New York, New York.  In 1948 he was a resi­dent of France.

                                        ==O==

In 1949 seven Gowan families were listed in “Long Island: Notable Families from Nassau and Suffolk Counties:”

 

          Albert J. Gowan

          Alma Mary Cooper Gowan

          James W. Gowan

          Mary L. Skinner Gowan

          Mary Lindsay Gowan

          Samuel Albert Gowan

          Samuel Charles Gowan

 

Shelia Gowans was in a public correspondence unit, Department of information, United Nations, Lake Success, New York April 14, 1953.

 

NEW YORK COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Edward Goin was born February 25, 1898 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 9081.

==O==

Emma Goin was born October 1, 1897 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 40837.

==O==

Henry Goin was born March 12, 1893 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 10706.

==O==

Isaac S. Goin was born September 5, 1893 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 34573.

==O==

James D. Goin, age 30 and Helen Goin, age 3, were living in the household of Ellen M. Pike, according to the 1880 census of New York County, Enumeration District 73, page 38.  The census return showed "no relation" between James D. Goin and Helen Goin.  Both were born in New York.

==O==

John Goin was born July 7, 1895 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 31335.

                                             ==O==

Thomas A. Goin was enumerated in the 1800 census of New York County.  He was listed in the 1826-27 city directory of New York City as a notary at 15 Burlingslip.  In 1851 Thomas A. Goin deeded property to John W. Goin.

                                             ==O==

Johanna Going, an Irish emigrant, perhaps a widow, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of New York County, Enumeration District 48, page 34, lived at 204 Hester Street, New York:

 

          "Going,                Johanna      35, born in Ireland

                                       John            13, born in NY

                                       Margaret     10, born in NY

                                       James            8, born in NY

                                       Lizzie            4, born in NY

            Butler,                Ellen           22, born in NY

                                       Margaret        4, born in NY"

                                        ==O==

John Going was listed as one of 8,000 prisoners of war con­fined aboard the English ship. "Jersey" in New York's East River in 1776.

==O==

William Goins was born March 9, 1892 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 9726.

                                        ==O==

Pieter Jansen Gouwanes and his sons received a deed written in Dutch from Gov. Colve to 290 acres on the southeastern side of Staten Island, New York October 20, 1674, according to "New York Calendar of Land Papers," page 6.

 

On March 16, 1777 "Peter Jansen Gowanes" received a survey of 160 acres "on the Kilvan Kol" with 12 acres of valley on Staten Island.  The land was "laid out by James Corteljou, sur­veyor," according to "New York Calendar of Land Papers," page 15.

 

On December 21, 1680 "Peeter Johnson Gowanes" received a survey of 88 acres on the north side of Staten Island, according to "New York Calendar of Land Papers," page 22.

                                             ==O==

Ambrose Gouvin [or Gowin] was a resident of New York, New York in 1800, according to "New York in 1800" by Phillip McMullin in his index to the federal census, page 968, reel 3.

                                        ==O==

The marriage of “Gowan, Alexander, printer, married Thursday, the 9th inst., [February 9, 1797] to Miss Margaret Ivers, both of this city,” according to the February 18, 1797) edition of “New York Weekly Museum.”  Children born to Alexander Gowan and Margaret Ivers Gowan are unknown.

==O==

Bessie Gowan was born August 30, 1893 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902.”

                                             ==O==

Daniel Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of New York County, Enumeration District 464, page 11.  The family was living at 339 West 44th Street, New York:

 

          "Gowan,              Daniel                            56, born in NY

                                       Catherine                       60, born in NY

                                       Lenora                            20, born in NY

                                       William S.                      25, born in NY

                                       Emma                          3/12, born in NY"

==O==

Emma Gowen was born July 27, 1900 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 29600.

==O==

Frances Gowan was born March 13, 1895 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902.”

                                             ==O==

Frank Gowan was born July 9, 1895 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate number 28192.

==O==

John M. Gowan, “printer in the office of the “Federal Gazette,” died at Baltimore, aged 25,” according to the December.14, 1805 edition of the “New York Weekly Museum.” 

 

The “New York Weekly Museum” was published from 1788-1817 and was also known as the “Impartial Gazetter & Saturday Evening Post” and “Ladies' Weekly Museum.”

 

It contained foreign and domestic news, a "Poet's Corner", occasional short stories, and a "Moralist" section.  Some 20,000 marriages and deaths were recorded. 

                                             ==O==

James Gowan, age 23, a tailor, emigrated from England in the fourth quarter of 1821 on the ship "Cincinnatus" which arrived at New York.

==O==

Mary Q. Gowan was born August 18, 1891 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902.”

                                             ==O==

Patrick Gowan, an Irish emigrant, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of New York County, Enumera­tion District 343, page 19 living at 125 West 24th Street, New York, New York:

 

          "Gowan,              Patrick                          30, born in Ireland

                                       Elizabeth                      30, born in Ireland

                                       Julia                                9, born in NY

                                       Gwen                              4, born in NY

                                       Elizabeth                        2, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

Sabinia Gowan was born May 13, 1893 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902.”

                                             ==O==

Thomas Gowan was born January 21, 1898 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 8996.

==O==

Thomas Gowan was born January 21, 1897 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 13601.

==O==

Thomas Gowan was born July 12, 1899 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 26083.

==O==

Miss Marion G. Gowans received an A.B. degree from Columbia University in New York in 1928.  In 1932 she lived at 2244 La Mothe Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.

==O==

Mrs. G. Gowen, age 40, arrived in the port of New York with her two children in the fourth quarter of 1822 aboard the schooner "Nancy" from Ireland.

==O==

George E. L. Gowen was born August 23, 1893 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902.”

                                             ==O==

Gerhtruth Gowen ws born July 3, 1895 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902.”

==O==

John Gowen, an English emigrant was born in 1841.  He was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of New York County, Enumeration District 536, page 7, living on Eighth Avenue:

 

          "Gowen,              John            39, born in England

                                       Ellen           30, born in NY

                                       Mary             7, born in NY

                                       Ellen             9, born in NY

                                       Jane            10, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

R. Gowen, male, age 35, emigrant from England to Canada, arrived in New York in the third quarter of 1823 aboard the ship "Hudson."

                                             ==O==

Thomas Gowen was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of New York County, Enumeration District 12, page 26, living at 135 Liberty Street, New York, New York:

 

          "Gowen,               Thomas                24, born in NY

                                       Julia                      24, born in NY

                                       Margaret            2/12, born in NY

          Walsh,                 Anthony                 70, born in Ireland, father-in-law

                                       Sabina                    56, born in Ire, mother-in-law"

 

Apparently Thomas Gowen was married to Julia Walsh about 1879.  Of Thomas Gowen and Julia Walsh Gowen nothing more is known.

                                             ==O==

William Gowin and Margareta Daniels Gowin were the parents of Jannetje Gowin who as baptized November 8, 1713.  Cornelus and Jannetje Pouwels were witnesses to the baptism, according to "Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York."

                                        ==O==

John P. Gowing was born August 2, 1892 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 31435.

==O==

A Gowing female was born January 11, 1894 in New York according to “New York City Births, 1891-1902,” certificate 3320.

==O==

Joshua Gowing, "servant, age about 26, who came to Amer-ica last spring," was a runaway from Major James in New York City, according to an advertisement placed in the De­cember 1, 1766 edition of the "New York Mercury" by James.

                                        ==O==

The telephone directory of Manhattan, New York revealed several members of the family residing there.

 

Bud Gowen was listed at 221 West 26th Street in 1968.

 

Frank G. Gowen lived at 671 West 193rd Street, according to the 1968 and 1971 telephone directories.

 

Franklin C. Gowen, believed to be Franklin Crosbie Gowen, career diplomat, maintained an address at 944 Park Avenue in 1968 and at 176 East 77th Street in 1971, according to the telephone directory.

 

Fred Gowen lived at 551 5th Avenue in 1968.

 

Fred H. Gowen lived at 150 East 69th Street in 1971.

 

George W. Gowen, an attorney, lived at 112 East 76th Street and officed at 161 East 42nd Street in 1971.

 

Mimi W. Gowen lived at 503 West 121st Street in 1968 and at 157 West 91st Street in 1971.

 

Rosemary Gowen lived at 279 East 44th Street in 1968 and 1971.

 

T. Gowen lived at 420 East 64th Street in 1968.

 

William E. W. Gowen lived at 420 East 76th Street in 1971.

                                             ==O==

Several McGowan marriages were solemnized at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, established in 1809 at 263 Mulberry Street, New York City:

 

Charles McGowan was married to Annie Mackey November 24, 1842.  Of Charles McGowan and Annie Mackey McGowan nothing more is known.

 

James McGowan was married to Bridget Haret April 30, 1842.  Children born to James McGowan and Bridget Haret McGowan are unknown.

 

John McGowan was married to Emma M. Spratt June 20, 1842.  Children born to John McGowan and Emma M. Spratt McGowan are unknown.

 

Lawrence McGowan was married to Mary McGovern October 1, 1842.  Location of the residence of Lawrence McGowan and Mary McGovern McGowan is unknown.

 

Lerence McGowan and Bridget Leonard were married February 3, 1842.  The ages of Lerence McGowan and Bridget Leonard McGowan are unknown.

 

Michael McGowan was married August 24, 1841 to Elizabeth Daly.  Children born to Michael McGowan and Elizabeth Daily McGowan are unknown.

 

Michael McGowan was married to Briotgeh Melnoe June 26, 1842.  Of Michael McGowan and Briotgeh Melnoe McGowan nothing more is known.

 

ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Edgar Gowan was occupied as a laster (last maker in shoe shop) at 47 Columbia in Utica, NY  from 1887-1889 according to the city directory.

 

ONONDAGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Albert Gowan was the head of a household in East Syracuse, New York which was enumerated in Onondaga County in the 1880 census, Enumeration District 168, page 53, Dewitt Township:

 

          "Gowan,              Albert                        36, born in NY

                                       Hattie                        24, born in NY

                                       M. Minnie                   2, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

F. H. Gowen engaged in commercial travel at Little Falls, while living at 255 Wolf, Syracuse, New York in 1889 1890 according to Syracuse city directories.

                                        ==O==

Sophie J. Gowen wrote "Notes on Early American History” which was published in 1900 in Syracuse, New York.

                                             ==O==

Daniel H. Gowing was a manager for American Rennett Extract Company located at 13 and 15 Exchange, Syracuse, New York in 1887 through 1890 according to Syracuse city directories.

 

Daniel H. Gowing worked as a correspondent at 375 Spring, Syracuse, New York, while living at 37 and 39 Wolf, Syracuse New York in 1888 and 1889.

 

                                        ==O==

Daniel Mace Gowing was born in Syracuse, August 31, 1912.  He received a A.B. degree from Swarthmore College in 1935 and M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1936.  He was married in 1939.  Later he lived at 635 Parrish Road, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.  Two children were born to Daniel Mace Gowing.

                                             ==O==

Nathan Gowing was born in Massachusetts in 1805.  He was married about 1825, wife's name Sally.  Mrs. Sally Gowing was born in 1802 in New Hampshire.

 

In 1880 Nathan Gowing and Sally Gowing were living with their son Joseph S. Gowing at 368 Second Street, North, Syra­cuse.

 

In 1887 and 1888 Nathan Gowing boards at 106 Turtle, Syracuse, New York according to Syracuse city directories.

 

It is believed that children born to Nathan Gowing and Sally Gowing include:

 

          Joseph S. Gowing                born 1835

          D. H. Gowing                      born 1845

 

Joseph S. Gowing, son of Nathan Gowing and Sally Gowing, was born in 1835 in New Hampshire.  He was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Onondaga County, Enumeration District 200, page 15:

 

          "Gowing,          Joseph S.              45, born in New Hampshire

                                    Anna E.                30, born in NY

                                    Ethel                      2, born in NY

          Gowing,            Nathan                75, born in Massachusetts, father

                                    Sally                     78, born in New Hampshire"

 

Joseph S. Gowing a grocer at 106 Turtle, Syracuse, New York, lived at 345 and 345½ North Salina, Syracuse, New York in 1887 through 1889 according to Syracuse city directories.

 

D. H. Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Onondaga County, Enumeration District 203, page 3 as:

 

          "Gowing,             D. H.           35, born in New Hampshire

                                       Francis        27, born in NY

                                       Helen L.        2, born in NY"

 

D. H. Gowing lived on Danforth Street in Syracuse.

 

ONTARIO COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

James D. Gowans was listed as the head of a household enu­merated in the 1880 census of Ontario County, Enumeration District 115, page 9, Bristol Township.  The family was living at Baptist Hill, was recorded as:

 

          "Gowans,             James D.    32, born in NY

                                       Kitty           26, born in NY

                                       Annie            5, born in NY

                                       Kitty             3, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

Oscar Gowen, born in New York in 1871, was enumerated in the 1880 census of Ontario County, Enumeration District 117, page 33, Canandauqua Township living with Matthew Quigley at Canandauqua, New York.  The relationship is un­known.

 

ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

John Gowen, laborer appeared in the city directory of Newburgh, New York from 1889 through 1892.  In 1889 he was boarding at 43 Johnes; in 1890 he was boarding at 60 S. Water Street, and in 1891 and 1892 he was boarding at 67 Liberty.

 

QUEENS COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Herbert Goings was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Queens County, Enumeration Dis­trict 284, page 2.  They lived in Astoria, Long Island:

 

          "Goings,              Herbert                        32, born in NY

                                       Annie                           26, born in NY

                                       Hattie                             6, born in NY

                                       Jennie                             5, born in NY

                                       Flora                               4, born in NY

                                       Herbert                            3, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

B. J. MacGowan of Astoria, New York was mentioned in the columns of September 16, 1898 edition of the “Brooklyn Daily Star:”

 

“Charles Bresloff of Borden avenue has returned home from a visit to his sister’s at Lebanon, Ohio.  While there he attended the G. A. R. encampment at Cinnci-natti with Mr. B. J. MacGowan of Astoria, and return-ing stopped at Niagara Falls.”

 

RENSSELAER COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Thomas Goin was a resident of Rensselaer County in 1800, according to "New York in 1800" by Phillip McMullin in his index to the federal census.

                                             ==O==

Ira Goowun was a resident of Rensselear County in 1800, ac­cording to "New York in 1800" by Phillip McMullin in his in­dex to the federal census.

==O==

James Gowan, an Irish emigrant, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Rensselaer County, Enu­meration District 145, page 32. at Troy New York.

 

The family was listed as :

 

          "Gowan,              James                            37, born in Ireland

                                       Maria                            30, born in Massachusetts

                                       James                            10, born in NY

                                       Hugh                               5, born in NY

                                       Ellena                             2, born in NY

                                       Josephine                  3/12, born in NY"

==O==

Dr. Emmett Gowing was born about 1800.  He was married to Frances Ester Chase at Troy, New York about 1829.  She was a niece of Salmon Chase, a member of the cabinet of Presi­dent Abraham Lincoln.  Dr. Emmett Gowing did De­cember 7, 1880 at Troy.

 

Children born to Dr. Emmett Gowing and Francis Ester Chase Gowing include:

 

          Burdett Chase Gowing                                             born about 1830

 

Burdett Chase Gowing, son of Dr. Emmett Gowing and Frances Ester Chase Gowing, was born at Tully, New York about 1830.  On April 1, 1859 he was married to Julia Ade­laide Williamson at Troy.  Prior to the Civil War Burdett Gow­ing joined the United States Navy.

 

According to the "General Navy Register" he was Third Assis­tant Engineer September 21, 1861.  He was named Sec­ond As­sistant Engineer July 30, 1863.  He became First As­sistant En­gineer October 11, 1866 and was promoted to Chief Engineer February 15, 1886.

 

Burdett Chase Gowing was aboard the U.S.S. Kearsarge when it engaged and sunk the C.S.S. Alabama in a naval battle on June 1864 off the coast of Cherbourg, France.  He was aboard the new U.S.S. Kearsarge when it was shipwrecked.  He served in the U. S. Navy for 35 years.

 

He was carried on the Retired List January 28, 1895 by the "General Navy Register."  Burdett Chase Gowing died at Tully, New York January 12, 1907.

 

Children born to Burdett Chase Gowing and Julia Adelaide Williamson Gowing include:

 

          Mazie Frances Gowing                          born September 24, 1865

 

Mazie Frances Gowing, only known child of Burdett Chase Gowing and Julia Adelaide Williamson Gowing, was born September 24, 1865, probably Troy.  On June 10, 1892, she was married to Charles Augustus Cleminshaw at Troy.

==O==

Rhoda A. Gowan was born in 1847 in Rensselaer County according to New York birth records.  She was married to George L. Turner.  Rhoda A. Gowan Turner died in 1941 and was buried in the East Nassau Cemetery according to New York death records.

==O==

Eliza Gowin died in 1838 at the age of 14 in Rensselaer County according to New York Cemetery Records.  She was buried in Schagticoke, New York.  Her father was Thomas Gowin and her mother was Elizabeth Gowin. 

==O==

Gloria Gowin died at the age of 16 in 1842 in  Rensalaer County according to New York death records.  She was buried in Schagticoke, New York according to New York death records.

==O==

Thomas Gowin died in 1851 at the age of 49 in Rensselaer New York according to New York Death records.  He was buried in Schaghticoke.

                                        ==O==

Frances E. Gowing was listed as residing at 581 River in the 1890 Troy and Lansingburgh city directory.

 

RICHMOND COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Goyen Simonson, brother of Simon Simonson, and Jeremiah Simonson, son of Simon Simonson, were named as executors in the will of Simon Simonson written in Richmond County August 6, 1776.

 

ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

 

SCHUYLER COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

John Gowing was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Schuyler County, Enumeration District 151, page 1, Reading Township:

 

          "Gowing,             John                      24, born in NY

                                       Mary Jane             25, born in NY

                                       Daniel                     3, born in NY

                                       Myron                9/12, born in NY"

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Thomas Gowen, an Irish emigrant, was born in Ireland in 1845.  He appeared in the 1880 census of Suffolk County as the head of a household, Enumeration District 331, page 69, Southold Township.  His family living in Cautahaqua, New York appeared as:

 

          "Gowen,              Thomas                         35, born in Ireland

                                       Bridget                          32, born in Ireland

                                       Mary                              14, born in NY

                                       Patrick                           13, born in NY

                                       Mesheck                          8, born in NY"

 

TIOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

 

George W. Gowan was mentioned in an article in the “Oswego Record” of March 26, 1894:

 

Sexennial League

 

“Apalachin, March 24, - On Saturday evening last, Deputy Supreme President C. F. Giles instituted Warren Centre Lodge, No. 266,: Sexennial League.  The following officers were chosen: Past President, George W. Gowan, Joel Pitcher: Vice President, Martha Rockefellow: Secretary, R. C. Whit-taker: Treasurer, W. Brearley: Chaplain: John Carrier and Marshall, W. L. Pitcher.”

 

WAYNE COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Clyde Gowin was married at Pultneyville, New York to Louisa Dart about 1926.  Louise Dart Gowin was born in 1909 to Alvah Dart and Mildred Ella Beach Dart.  Louisa Dart Gowin died in 1928.

 

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

James Gowan was listed as the head of a household enumer­ated in the 1880 census of Westchester County, Enumeration Dis­trict 123, page 29, Rye Township:

 

          "Gowan,               James                            25, born in NY

                                       Eliza                              30, born in Ireland

                                       John                                 3, born in NY

                                       Rose                                2, born in NY

                                       Mary                           2/12, born in NY"

                                             ==O==

WYOMING COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

Catherine B. Gowans died in 1921 at the age of 67in Wyoming County according to New York Cemetery Records. She was buried in Saint Vincent, New York.

                                        ==O==

James D. Gowans died in 1909 at the age of 61 in Wyoming County according to New York Cemetery Records. He was buried in Saint Vincent, New York.

 

YATES COUNTY, NEW YORK

 

David Gowan was listed as the head of a household in Yates County, in the 1880 census, Enumeration District 214, page 9, Barrington Township.  The family, which resided in Crystal Springs, New York was enumerated as:

 

          "Gowan,              David                    36, born in NY

                                       Ellen                     35, born in NY

                                       Margaret               13, born in NY

                                       Carrie                    10, born in NY

                                       Edwin                      8, born in NY

                                       Mary                        6, born in NY

                                       Adelbert                   2, born in NY

                                       Cyrus                       1, born in NY"

 

 

 

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