The U. S. government and the five civilized tribes, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole were required by Congress to come together and work out an equitable solution to the “Indian problem” which had troubled all parties for many years. Kent Carter thoroughly researched the work of the Dawes Commission and the work it did to strive for equity in hia “The Dawes Commission and the Allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914.”
In his preface he wrote:
“In 1893 Congress authorized the establishment of an organization that became known as the Dawes Commission. The hope was that the commission could persuade the governments of the Five Civilized Tribes to negotiate themselves out of existence—an essential first step in implementing a policy of allotting land to each individual Indian. Allotment was supposed to promote assimilation into the dominant culture, clear the way for converting Indian Territory into a state, and satisfy powerful groups seeking opportunities for economic development and profit. However, when the tribal governments refused to cooperate in their own demise, Congress used its legislative power to abolish them and gave the Dawes Commission the almost impossible task of determining who was entitled to a share of land roughly the size of Indiana and worth millions of dollars.
The human tragedy that resulted from the federal government’s allotment policy has been eloquently described by Angie Debo in “And Still the Waters Run;” it would be very difficult to improve on her narration of those events. This study focuses instead on the organization and procedures of the Dawes Commission in hopes of clarifying how enrollment and allotment decisions were made and implemented. Almost two-thirds of the more than three hundred thousand people who applied for enrollment were rejected. Genealogists, family historians, and lawyers have been trying for almost one hundred years to understand how the government determined who was and was not eligible. Determination of Indian identity involves factors such as cultural values, social practices, and linguistic ability in addition to the genetics of inheritance of Indian blood. The subject is as controversial today as it was a century ago when the Dawes Commission created the rolls that the Bureau of Indian Affairs was required to use as the final authority on tribal membership.
A study of the Dawes Commission’s activities shows that it is much harder to implement a policy than it is for Congress to formulate it; and also that bureaucracies can produce disastrous consequences even when they have the best intentions. The records of the Dawes Commission, including the applications for enrollment and land allotments, have been open to researchers for years at the National Archives—Southwest Region in Fort Worth, Texas. Anyone who wades into this sea of paper will quickly develop an appreciation for the difficulties that the commissioners faced in evaluating the validity of claims. It is hoped that the following will provide anyone interested in how the allotment policy was implemented with a better understanding of the complex issues involved and how the records were created and used.”
Dawes Commission 1896 Enrollment Index
The Dawes Commission prepared an index to over 14,000 records of individuals in the Five Civilized Tribes that applied for citizenship under the Act of 1896. The Five Civilized Tribes include the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and the Seminole. This compilation, in effect an Indian census, was also used as the basis for the allotment of tribal lands to individual Indians. Included among the 14,000 applicants were:
GOEN, W A Cherokee Case No.: 563
GOEN, LEVI Cherokee Case No.: 1448
GOIN, FANNIE M. Cherokee Case No.: 745
GOIN, THOMAS J. Cherokee Case No.: 745
GOIN, BRADFORD Cherokee Case No.: 745
GOIN, JOHN Cherokee Case No.: 745
GOIN, HENRY Cherokee Case No.: 745
GOIN, CASSANNA Cherokee Case No.: 2529
BOWLIN, AMANDA GOIN Cherokee Case No: 3924
GOIN, SARAH Cherokee Case No.: 4234
GOIN, JOHN Cherokee Case No.: 4748
GOINS, NATHAN Cherokee Case No.: 456
GOINS, RILEY Cherokee Case No.: 608
GOINS, ELISHA Cherokee Case No.: 609
GOINS, GEORGE Cherokee Case No.: 611
GOINS, SHERMAN Cherokee Case No.: 613
GOINS, POLLY Cherokee Case No.: 615
GOINS, REBECCA Cherokee Case No.: 626
GOINS, TAYLOR Cherokee Case No.: 1531
GOINS, ELIZABETH Cherokee Case No: 2666
GOINS, JOHN Cherokee Case No.: 2848
GOINS, ROBERT Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, ELIZABETH Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, SEABORN Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, CALVIN Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, CAROLINE Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, JOHN Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, ELIZABETH Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, MENIRVA Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, WILLIAM HENRY Choctaw Case No: 55
GOINS, SAMANTHA Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, JAMES Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, JAMES JR Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, RANDOLPH Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, LIZZIE Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, RAYBORN Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, THOMAS L Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, WILLIAM Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, COLLIN Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, ELI Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, CAMPBELL Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, MARTHA MARGARET Choctaw Case No: 55
GOINS, MISSOURI Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, AMANDA MAY Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, DINKEY Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, REUBEN Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, MARY Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, CORDELIA Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, JEREMIAH JR Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOINS, MONROE Choctaw Case No.: 55
GOWENS, MAHALA Cherokee Case No.: 561
GOWENS, ZARRIA BELLE Choctaw Case No.: 994
GOWINGS, LENA Choctaw Case No.: 997
GUYNN, POLLY Cherokee Case No.: 2840
Choctaw family census card 4207:
Dora Guynes, age 2, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11803
Ishmael W. Guynes, age 8, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11800
James H. Guynes, age 16, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11798
Lorena Guynes, age 5, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11802.
Rosa L. Guynes, age 5, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11801
Thomas Guynes, age 18, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11797
William J. Guynes, age 10, 1/8 blood quantum, Enrollment No. 11799
Anna Goins, a Choctaw, was married in 1870 to James S. Da-vis who was born in 1850 at Perryville. James S. Davis lived at Spiro in 1902. His Applications for Enrollment, Choctaw Na-tion was identified as Case 4546.
Goins, Ellen- Choctaw, was born in 1884 or 1885, the daugh-ter of Henry and Emma Goins (1). (1) Applications for En-rollment, Choctaw Nation, Case 1440.
Goins, Isom- Choctaw, was born in 1827 and was living in 1900 (1). (1) Applications for Enrollment, Choctaw Nation, Case 1440.
Goins, James- Choctaw, lived at Ardmore in 1898. His son, James, then had a wife in Texas (1). (1) Applications for Enrollment, Choctaw Nation, Case 5149.
Goins, James C.- Choctaw mixed blood, was born in 1824, the son of Jerry Goins, a fullblood. He lived in Hamilton County, Texas, in 1908 (1). (1) Applications for Enrollment, Choctaw Nation.
Goins, Phoebe- Choctaw, married Robert L. Hensley, a white, before Rev. Humphrey Colbert on April 15, 1866. She died on May 8, 1895 (1). (1) Applications for Enrollment, Choctaw Nation, Case 5165.
Goins, William L.- Choctaw, lived at Arden in 1900. He mar-ried Lizzie (born 1867) and was the father of Sarah W. (born Texas, 1887), Nellie (born Texas, 1889), Lula (born Texas, 1890), Tomer A. (1893), Henry A. (1894), William B. (1896), and Allie May (1900) (1). (1) Applications for Enrollment, Choctaw Nation, Case 5150.
Included in the Cherokee Freedmen Enrollment cards of the Dawes Commission, 1901-1906 were the following applicants whose applications were rejected by the Commission:
R179 Alberta Goins age 10
R179 Calvin Goins 60
R179 Hattie Goins 14
R179 James Goins 18
R179 Margarett Goins 12
R179 Narcissa Goins 16
All of the above were shown as children of Calvin Goins and his wife, Elvira Goins. Calvin Goins was shown as the son of Lucy Goins.
The Office of Indian Affairs early on determined that Indian names for American citizens was difficult to administer and sent out a directive to help solve the problem:
“Department of the Interior
Office of Indian Affairs
Washington, D. C.
March 19, 1890.
To Indian Agents and Superintendents of Schools:
As allotment work progresses it appears that some care must be exercised in regard to preserving among Indians family names. When Indians become citizens of the United States, under the allotment act, the inheritance of property will be governed by the laws of the respective states, and it will cause needless confusion and doubtless considerable ultimate loss to the Indians if no attempt is made to have the different mem-bers of the family known by the same family name on the rec-ords and by general reputation.
Among other customs of the white people it is becoming important that Indians adopt that in regard to names. There seems, however, no good reason for continuing a custom which has prevailed to a considerable extent of substituting English for Indian names, especially when different members of the same family are named with no regard to the family surname.
Doubtless, in many cases, the Indian name is difficult to pro-nounce and to remember; but in many other cases the Indian word is as short and euphonious as the English word that is substituted, while, other things being equal, the fact that it is an Indian name makes it a better one.
For convenience, an English “Christian name” may be given and the Indian name be retained as a surname. If the Indian name is unusually long and difficult, it may perhaps be arbi-trarily shortened. The practice of calling Indians by the Eng-lish translation of their Indian names also seems to me unad-visable. The names thus obtained are usually awkward and uncouth and such as the children when they grow older will dislike to retain.
In any event the habit of adopting sobriquets given to Indians, such as “Tobacco,” “Mogul,” “Tom,” “Pete,” etc., by which they become generally known, is unfortunate and should be discontinued. It degrades the Indians, and as he or his children gain in education and culture they will be annoyed by a desig-nation which has been fastened upon them and of which they cannot rid themselves without difficulty.
Hereafter in submitting to this office, for approval, names of Indian employees to be appointed as policemen, judges, team-sters, laborers, etc., all nicknames must be discarded and effort made to ascertain and adopt the actual names or such as should be permanent designations. The names decided upon must be made well known to the respective Indians and the importance of retaining such names must be fully explained to them.
I am aware that this will involve some expenditure of time and trouble, but no more than will be warranted by the importance of the matter in the near future. Of course, sudden change can-not be made in Indian nomenclature; but if agents and school superintendents will systematically endeavor, so far as practic-able, to have children and wives known by the names of the fa-thers and husbands, very great improvement in this respect will be brought about within a few years.
T. J. Morgan
Charles R. Goins, John W. Morris and Edwin C. McReynolds described the first Oklahoma Land Rush April 22, 1889 in their book “Historical Atlas of Oklahoma.” The first land run was for “Unassigned Lands” located in central Oklahoma, the area around and between present day Guthrie and Oklahoma City. Second and Third openings were east and west of the original territory:
In September 1891, surplus lands [unallotted] of the Iowa, Sac and Fox, and Shawnee-Pottowatomie Tribes in the area east of Oklahoma City was opened.
On April 19, 1892, surplus lands of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe in the area west of Oklahoma City were opened.
On September 16, 1893, the Cherokee Outlet in upper North-west Oklahoma was opened for settlement.
On May 23, 1895, Kickapoo tribal lands, just east of Okla-homa City were opened.
Lands were opened by lottery in the area of Southwestern Oklahoma known as “The Big Pasture.”
From July 9 to August 6, 1901 Wichita, Comanche, Kiowa, Apache and Caddo tribal lands were opened for settlement. Land in the reservations of the Ponca, Oto, Missouri, and Osage tribes were distributed among the tribal members and were not opened to white settlement.
On the morning of November 16, 1907 Pres. Theodore Roosevelt signed a proclamation declaring statehood for Oklahoma. A huge crowd gathered at Guthrie, Oklahoma received the telegraphed message that the “twin territories” had been merged to form the 46th state. In a mock wedding ceremony, symbols of these two diverse communities, a woman representing Indian Territory and a man from Oklahoma Territory, were united in marriage. A new state had entered the Union after many years of conflict between the Indian’s love of the land and the white man’s western expansion.
Genealogists searching for Cherokee ancestors need to know the year that their ancestors arrived in Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Nation Registration Office advises:
“Many descendants of Cherokee Indians can neither be certified nor qualify for tribal membership in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma because their ancestors were not enrolled during the final enrollment.
Unfortunately, these ancestors did not meet the requirements for the final enrollment. The requirements at that time were  applying between 1899-1906,  appearing on previous tribal rolls of 1880 or 1896, and  having a permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation [now the 14 northeastern counties of Oklahoma].
If the ancestors had separated from the Tribe and settled in states such as Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas, they lost their citizenship within the Cherokee Nation. Only enrolled members of the Cherokee Nation named on the Final Rolls and/or their direct descendants are furnished Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood and/or Tribal Membership.”
Miss Sophia Going, age 19 of Smithville in the Wolf District, Indian Territory was married May 23, 1907 to Samuel Cusher, 21 of the same location, according to Polk County, Arkansas Marriage Book H, page 439. Polk County retained civil jurisdiction of the area at that time. Willie Cusher and Mrs. Lusan Samuel were bondsmen.
Wallace Going, age 36, a casualty of the Viet Nam War, was born May 16, 1932. His home was shown as Watson, Oklahoma on Navy records which identified him as an “Indian.” He, a married Boatswain Mate Second Class, ID No. 3482074, died in action due to enemy fire December 23, 1968. His name appears on the Vietnamese War Memorial in Washington D.C. on Line 69, Panel 36W.
Riley Goings was married in Indian Nation about 1860, wife’s name Elvira. Elvira Goings claimed to be Cherokee when she testified before the Dawes Commission October 13, 1902 and February 23, 1907. She was born between 1862 and 1867. Of Riley Goings, she declared, “I didn’t marry no Cherokee.”
Riley Goings was deceased during the Civil War. Elvira Goings was remarried to Jack Still, a Cherokee widower. He had been previously married and “had a family of little children–Mary, Lois, Jonas and Robert.” Jack Still died about 1887. Isaiah Still, David Still, William Still and Sampson Still, born about 1883, were their children.
Elvira Goings Still was remarried in 1886 at Webbers Falls, Indian Nation in Canadian District by Judge Rocky Smith to Wallace Ratley, a Cherokee. A daughter, Sarah Ratley, was born to them in 1888. Wallace Ratley, a Cherokee, joined Elvira Goings Still Ratley, “citizen by intermarriage, of Illinois District,” in submitting testimony to the Dawes Commission. Jane Glenn, age 46 [possibly Jane Goings Glenn] joined them in testifying before the commission February 23, 1907.
Children born to Riley Goings and Elvira Goings include:
Jane Goings born about 1860
Eliza Goings born about 1862
ATOKA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Kenneth Goin was married to Fostine McCoy June 7, 1947, according to Atoka County Marriage Book 16, page 233. Of Kenneth Goin and Fostine McCoy Goin nothing more is known.
Lizzie Going of Atoka, deeded land to F. P. Hapwood et al October 25, 1913, according to Atoka County Deed Book 21, page 368.
Lottie Going was married to Gussie Akin April 28, 1912, according to Atoka County Marriage Book 2, page 240.
Roy Goins was married to Pearl Goins December 1, 1934 at Atoka, according to Atoka County Marriage Book 11, page 16.
James E. Goins was born at Strang [Springtown], Oklahoma August 18, 1923. In 1947 he was a resident of San Francisco, California. He was married July 26, 1947 at Tucumcari, New Mexico to Marjorie V. Gafford, widow of B. D. Gafford, according to Quay County, New Mexico Marriage Book 11, page 5110. Marjorie V. Gafford Goins was born at Foss, Oklahoma June 6, 1921. She was a resident of Dimmitt, Texas in 1947.
On November 1, 1947 Marjorie V. Gafford Goins and James E. Goins deeded a lot in Dimmitt, Texas to Lorene Bleeker, according to Castro County, Texas Deed Book 66, page 8.
In 1948 James E. Goins, a postal clerk and Marjorie V. Gafford Goins lived at 2408 West 6th Street, Amarillo, Texas, according to the Amarillo city directory.
Virginia Kay Goins was born to James E. Goins and Marjorie V. Gafford Goins on November 24, 1951 and died on the following day at Plains Memorial Hospital, according to Castro County Death Record Book 6, page 52. She was buried in Dimmitt Cemetery.
James E. Goins received a warranty deed October 4, 1951 to a lot in Dimmitt, according to Castro County Deed Book 10, page 263.
BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
S. H. Goins and Nettie Constable Goins were residents of Beckham County in 1914. Their son, Charles Harrison Goins was born there in Elk City February 15, 1915. “Charles Harrison Goins, Sr, white, male, married” died at Kilgore, Texas of “myocardial infarction July 14, 1950, according to BVS File 41967. He was a roustabout for Tidewater Oil Company, according to Theresa Goins, informant. He was buried in Kilgore.
Neville O. Gowan, born 1901-died 1970, was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery on North Washington Street in Elk City, Oklahoma. Buried beside him was Sylvia Gowan, born 1912-died 1989.
BRYAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
R. L. Going was married February 7, 1932 to Grace Chunn, according to Bryan County marriage records. Children born to R. L. Going and Grace Chunn Going are unknown.
Cecil Goings was married April 18, 1937 to Della Baylus, according to Bryan County marriage records. Of Cecil Goings and Della Baylus Goings nothing more is known.
Vincent Goins was married to Emma Eliza Goodman March 14, 1933, according to Bryan County marriage records. Children born to Vincent Goins and Emma Eliza Goodman Goins are unknown.
Vinita Goins was married September 4, 1926 to Wayne Davis, according to Bryan County marriage records.
CADDO COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Charles Goins who was born in 1907, was married December 12, 1928 to Ivy Blakley, who was born in 1913, according to Caddo County Marriage Book 16, page 336. Children born to Charles Goins and Ivy Blakley Goins are unknown. Both were from Eakley, Oklahoma.
Tommy Goins of Carnegie, Oklahoma, who was born in 1909, was married November 4, 1932 to Sophia Bertha Akoneta of Mt. View, Oklahoma who was born in 1895, according to Caddo County Marriage Book 19, page 307. Luther Goins was a witness at the wedding of Tommy Goins and Sophia Bertha Akoneta Goins.
Ludie Goins of Carnegie, Oklahoma who was born in 1890 was married April 28, 1933 to Lucy Saumty of Carnegie who was born in 1899. Children born to Ludie Goins and Lucy Saumty Goins are unknown.
CARTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Carl Goen, age 21 of Wilson, Oklahoma was married December 8, 1928 to Miss Mamie Jones, age 20 of Dallas, Texas, according to Carter County Marriage Book 1, page 249. Children born to Carl Goen and Mamie Jones Goen are unknown.
J. D. Goen, age 22, of Dibble, Oklahoma was married August 20, 1906 to Ora Smith, age 18, also of Dibble, according to Carter County Marriage Book J, page 423. Of J. D. Goen and Ora Smith Goen nothing more is known.
Lena Goen was nominated in a subscription contest by the “Wilson Weekly Democrat” in Wilson, Oklahoma in 1926.
Miss Louise Goens, age 20, of Wilson, Oklahoma was married July 11, 1942 to E. L. Duncan, age 21, also of Wilson, according to Carter County Marriage Book W2, page 202.
James Goin, age 22 of Orr, Indian Territory was married about 1906 to Ruby Cowan, age 18 of Cornish, Indian Territory, according to Carter County Marriage Book K, page 127. Children born to James Goin and Ruby Cowan Goin are unknown.
Freeman Going gave a mineral deed to Signal Oil & Gas Company July 31, 1962, according to Carter County Deed Book 451, page 29.
Mike Goings, age 23 of Wirt, Oklahoma was married October 24, 1919 to Eula Vesta Mash, age 22 of Healdton, Oklahoma, according to Carter County Marriage Book 8, page 618. Children born to Mike Goings and Eula Vesta Mash Goings are unknown.
Mrs. S. R. B. Goings, age 25, “of Ardmore, Indian Nation” was married April 23, 1895 to Fred Hahn, also of Ardmore, according to Carter County Marriage Book A, page 55.
Dennis L. Goins and wife, Brenda L. Goins gave a deed to a residential lot in Ardmore June 6, 1976, according to Carter County Deed Book 772, page 514.
Jesse Goins, age 21 “of Ardmore, Indian Territory” was married December 6, 1902 to Ida DeVee, age 18, also of Ardmore, according to Carter County Marriage Book G, page 32. Children born to Jesse Goins and Ida DeVee Goins are unknown.
Robert E. Goins was a pallbearer at the funeral of William Clinton Stamper, Jr. which was held at the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ in September 1966, according to the September 15, 1966 edition of the “Daily Ardmoreite” of Ardmore, Oklahoma. He died September 14, 1966.
Robert E. Goins was again a pallbearer at the funeral of William Clinton Stamper, Sr. who died November 28, 1978 in Ardmore at the age of 94. The funeral was held at the Central Church of Christ in Ardmore, according to the November 28, 1878 edition of the “Daily Ardmoreite.”
W. M. Goins, a farmer of the Orr community, was mentioned in the March 10, 1909 edition of the “Daily Ardmoreite” as having paid cash for his farm. He will have 80 acres in corn and 75 acres in cotton this year.
Robert Land Gowing was born December 31, 1939 at Ardmore, Oklahoma. In 1969 he was in the U.S. Air Force stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, New Mexico. He was married September 18, 1969 at Clovis to Elizabeth Jean Walters who was born August 2, 1940 at Tucumcari, New Mexico, according to Curry County, New Mexico Marriage Book 76, page 35777. Of Robert Land Gowing and Elizabeth Jean Walters Gowing nothing more is known.
CHEROKEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
John Goins, age 53, who was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma March 31, 1894, was married March 23, 1948 to Ruby Crume, 49 who was born at Louisville, Kentucky July 21, 1899, according to Lea County, New Mexico Marriage Book 15, license No. 8460. Both were residents of Hobbs, New Mexico at the time. Of Ruby Crume Goins nothing more is known.
John Goins, a machinist, and his wife, Eliz Goins lived at 413 West Park in 1955 and 1957, according to the Hobbs city directory.
John Goins, age 63, was remarried December 28, 1957 to Hazel White, age 54, who was born in Henderson County, Texas October 10, 1903, according to Lea County Marriage Book 39, license No. 24353. Both were residents of Hobbs at that time.
John Goins and Hazel White Goins lived at 415 Park from 1958 through 1972, according to the Hobbs city directory. John Goins retired in 1965. Hazel White Goins was the manager of Hills Apartments in 1965, according to the Hobbs city directory.
Rev. C. A. Gowin and Mrs. Adeline Gowin of Cherokee County, Indian Territory were mentioned in the “Van Buren Argus” published in Van Buren, Arkansas. The mention appeared in Volume 4, No. 26.
Charles M. C. Gowin was married October 31, 1919 to Pearl Blackwell, according to Cherokee County Marriage Book 4, page 603. Children born to Charles M. C. Gowin and Pearl Blackwell Gowin are unknown.
CHOCTAW COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Kenneth V. Goins was born March 12, 1927 at Boswell, Oklahoma. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky June 1, 1946. He was discharged as a private April 25, 1947 at Ft. Bragg. North Carolina and returned to his home in Lamb County, according to Lamb County Discharge Book 4, page 92. At that time he was listed as a white farmhand with two dependents.
CRAIG COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Herman Goins was born in 1897. He was married about 1920 to Opal Marie Page in Missouri. He served as police chief in Venita, Oklahoma from 1961 to 1970.
CREEK COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Georgia Estelle Goen was born March 13, 1914 in Sapulpa Oklahoma, according to her obituary published in the No-vember 14, 1989 edition of the “Sapulpa Herald:”
“Mrs. Ralph [Georgia Estelle] Piper, 75, 524 N. Ross, died today at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center. Grave-side services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at South Heights Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Bilby officia-ting.
She was born March 13, 1914, in Sapulpa and was a lifelong resident. She worked for Spartan Aircraft and then retired from Liberty Glass. She married Ralph Piper in 1976 and was preceded in death by son Frank Conley.
Survivors include husband Ralph of the home; daugh-ters Mrs. James Wilmont of Sapulpa and Mrs. Farrell Mathews of Gore; brothers and sisters Melvin Goen of Tulsa and Cladie Goen Hull and Truman Goen, both of Sapulpa and Jewell Goen Ward of California.”
Esther Alice Gowen, daughter of T. A. Gowen was born August 22, 1907. She was married about 1925 to J. F. Propst, according to Anna Taylor. She died January 28, 1929, according to the records of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Children born to them include:
Lavern Propst born November 7, 1924
Lavern Propst, daughter of J. F. Propst and Esther Alice Gowen Propst, was born November 7, 1924. She died January 25, 1927 at the age of “two months, 18 days.”
Walter A. Goins was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma December 10, 1924. In 1950 he lived at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was married March 5, 1950 to Josehine Browning Wilson, at Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to Bernalillo County, New Mexico Marriage Book 54, page 31769. Josephine Browning Wilson Goins was born July 16, 1931 at Albuquerque.
CUSTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Monte Goyen lived at 208 West College, Weatherford, Oklahoma in June 1973, according to the telephone directory.
DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Emma Lee Pike Goin “of Delaware County, Oklahoma” gave a quit claim deed to Olen Nix January 13, 1971 to Lots in Itasca, Texas for $1.00, according to Hill County, Texas Deed Book 504, page 736.
John Goins, a North Carolinian, was enumerated in the 1910 census of Delaware County, at Grove, Oklahoma, page 137:
“Goins, John A. 27, born in NC, parents born in NC
Mary B. 17, wife
Jessie May 1 10/12, daughter, born in OK
John Goins is regarded as the brother of Dollie Elizabeth Goins Mason who was born in North Carolina April 29, 1884. Her family was enumerated nearby:
“Mason, William E. 28, born in OK, father born in
AR, mother born in U.S, mar-
ried once for 7 years, farmer
Dollie, 26, wife, born in NC, parents
born in NC, married once for
7 yrs, 4 children, 4 living
Eva 6, daughter, born in OK
Annie 4, daughter, born in OK
Cecil 2, son, born in OK
James 11/12, son, born in OK”
Dolly Elizabeth Goins Mason died March 17, 1931 near Bernice, Oklahoma. He was buried near Grove. Children born to her include Bessie Hattie Mason, Clemmie Ross Mason, Woodrow Wilson Mason, Edna M. Mason, Anna Lee Mason, Clyde Mason , James Hayden Mason, Sarah Mason and George Mason.
Clement H. Mason, regarded as the father of William Emory Mason, was enumerated adjoining William E. Mason:
“Mason, Clement H. 64,
Hattie E. 64, wife
Layton , Fannie 29, daughter
Louis, 2, grandson
Mason, Minona 11, granddaughter”
d. 3/17/1931 near Bernice, buried near Grove. Married William Emery Mason, children Bessie Hattie, Clemmie Ross, Woodrow Wilson, Edna M., Anna Lee, Clyde, James Hayden (my husband’s grandfather), Sarah and George.
DEWEY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Oscar Goin was a resident of Vici, Oklahoma in 1918. He was the father of:
Darwin E. Goin born March 26, 1918
Darwin Goin, son of Oscar Goin, was born March 26, 1918. He enlisted in the U. S. Army September 26, 1941. He was killed in action in Italy November 10, 1943. He had previously received the purple heart medal.
GARFIELD COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
George W. Goins, a native of Tennessee, was born about 1850 to parents unknown. He was married about 1870, wife’s name Susannah. In June 1875 they lived in Missouri where a son was born, according to Sue English, a descendant of Kilgore, Texas.
George W. Goins and Susannah Goins gave a deed March 28, 1876 to Gilford Minor for “all their interest in the Zachariah Minor land lying in the 4th District,” according to Hancock County Deed Book 1, page 436.
Later, presumably after the death of Susannah Goins, George W. Goins was remarried, wife’s name unknown.
Children born to George W. Goins and Susannah Goins include:
Sherman Harrison Goins born June 19, 1875
Sherman Harrison Goins, son of George W. Goins and Susannah Goins, was born in Missouri June 19, 1875, according to Sue English. He was married in February 1898 at Enid, Oklahoma to Nettie Belle Constable. She was born June 2, 1880 in Olathe, Kansas to James M. Constable and M. Loutzie Wiggins Constable.
They continued in Garfield County in July 1899 when a daughter was born. In 1902 and 1904 they lived in Eagle City, Oklahoma Territory in nearby Blaine County. In 1905 they lived in Watonga, Oklahoma Territory. In 1907, the year of Oklahoma statehood, they lived in Elk City, Oklahoma and continued there in 1921 when their last child was born. .
He moved to Kilgore, Texas in 1931 where he became an oilfield worker. He died there June 19, 1970 of congestive heart failure at age 75, according to Gregg County Death Certificate 4649. He was described as married, white, male. His parents were unknown to Mrs. Margie Nicely, 248 Woodlawn, Hot Springs, Arkansas, informant. He was buried in Kilgore Cemetery.
Children born to Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Belle Constable Goins include:
Ruby Goins born July 16, 1899
Everet Goins born about 1902
Anna Mildred “Julia” Goins born July 24, 1904
Helen A. “Susie” Goins born October 25, 1905
Elwood Goins born September 17, 1907
Margia O. Goins born November 9, 1909
Georgia Madison “Peggy” Goins born Dec. 21, 1910
Marcus Goins born about 1912
Charles Harrison Goins born February 15, 1914
Loraine Goins born September 27, 1918
Marie “Ella” Goins born February 20, 1920
Jackie Irene “Virginia” Goins born October 25, 1921
Ruby Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born July 16, 1899 in Enid, Oklahoma Territory. She died in 1901.
Everet Goins, son of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born in Blaine County, Oklahoma Territory in 1902. He died in 1948 in Enid.
Anna Mildred “Julia” Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born July 24, 1904 in Eagle City. She was married about 1922 to Louis Bynum. Later she was remarried to Johnny Kruse. She died July 25, 1975 in Kilgore.
Helen A. “Susie” Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born October 25, 1905 in Watonga, Oklahoma Territory. She was married in 1923 to B. F. Darnold. Later she was remarried to Charles Chastain.
Elwood Goins, son of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born September 17, 1907 in Elk City. He died in 1948 in Enid.
Margia O. Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born was born November 9, 1909 in Elk City. She died April 14, 1990 in Kilgore.
Georgia Madison “Peggy” Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born December 10, 1921 in Elk City. She died October 22, 1984 in Kilgore.
Marcus Goins, son of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born at Elk City about 1912. He died in infancy.
Charles Harrison Goins, son of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born February 15, 1914 in Elk City. He died in July 1960 in Kilgore.
Loraine Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born September 27, 1918 in Elk City. She died there three years later.
Marie “Ella” Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born February 20, 1920 in Elk City. She was married about 1938 to Glynn Cecil Brumley. She died in Kilgore October 3, 1966.
Children born to them include:
Cecilia Brumley [twin] born about 1923
Amelia Brumley [twin] born about 1923
Eleanor Brumley born about 1925
Patrick Brumley born about 1929
Jackie Irene “Virginia” Goins, daughter of Sherman Harrison Goins and Nettie Bell Constable Goins, was born October 25, 1921 in Elk City. She was married September 5, 1940 to Cecil B. Lampee. She died April 10, 1968 in Knox City, Texas.
Children born to Cecil B. Lampee and Jackie Irene “Virginia” Goins Lampee include:
Judy Lampee born about 1942
Sandra Lampee born about 1946
Cecil Lee Lampee born about 1950
Sue English, 615 Peterson Road, Kilgore, TX, 75662
Max Goins, son of Jess Goins, was born in Oklahoma in 1914. He was a resident of Enid, Oklahoma December 24, 1935 when he was married to Imogene Newkirk, according to Kay, Oklahoma County Marriage Book 27, page 613. Imogene Newkirk Goins was born in Oklahoma in 1917. She was also a resident of Enid at the time of the wedding which was performed in Ponca City, Oklahoma.
GARVIN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
James Goens who was born in November 1844 in Alabama was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Garvin County, page 187:
“Goens, James, 55, white male, born in November
1844, in AL, father born in AL,
mother born in AL, farmer, mar-
ried 29 yrs.
Ruthie, 45, white female, born in January
1855 in MO, father born in TN,
mother born in TN, mother of 12,
Lavada 21, white female, born in January
1879 in TX, father born in AL,
mother born in MO, daughter
Walter M. 19, white male, born in May 1881in
TX, father born in AL, mother
born in MO, son, famer
Carrie E. 16, white female, born in July 1883
in TX, father born in AL, mother
born in MO, daughter
Claudie L. 14, white female, born in December
1885 in TX, father born in AL,
mother born in MO, daughter
Ocie 12, white male, born in May 1888,
father born in AL, mother born
in MO, son
William 9, white male, born in February
1891 in TX, father born in AL,
mother born in MO, son
Marvin 6, white male, born in August 1893
In IT, father born in AL, mother
born in MO, son
Jessie 4, white male, born in March 1896,
father born in AL, mother born
in MO, son”
James M. Goin, 26 was married December 9, 1922 to Carmen Williams, 18, according to Garvin County marriage records. Children born to James M. Goin and Carmen Williams Goin are unknown.
Tom Going, age 21 was married December 15, 1915 to Dona Pyle, age 26, according to Garvin County marriage records. Of Tom Going and Dona Pyle Going nothing more is known.
John Goings, age 32 was married February 26, 1918 to Lizzie Pursley, age 19, February 26, 1918. Children born to John Goings and Lizzie Pursley Goings are unknown.
Susan Goings, 75 was enumerated as a “boarder” in the 1920 census of Garvin County, page 158.
Bessie Goins, 17, was enumerated as the wife of “Goins, age 22” in the 1920 census of Garvin County, page 182.
Frank Goins was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1910 census of Garvin County, page 4:
“Goins, Frank 42, born in TX
Larah 40, wife, married 21 years, 6 children
Onel 18, son, born in TX
Ida 17, daughter, born in TX
Ola 12, daughter, born in OK
Lester 11, son, born in OK
Lenard 6, son, born in OK”
G. S. Goins, age 21 was married to Winnie Pope, age 20 March 6, 1917, according to Garvin County marriage records. Of G. S. Goins and Winnie Pope Goins nothing more is known.
James A. Goins, age 29, was married March 29, 1929 to Bertha Wellever, age 19, according to Garvin County Marriage Book 15, page 385. Children born to James A. Goins and Bertha Wellever Goins are unknown.
Leona Goins, 24, was married August 9, 1893 to Charles Evans, 23 in Choctaw Nation, according to Garvin County Marriage Book 3, page 370.
Martha M. Goins, age 20, born in March 1880 in Texas of parents who were born in Texas. She was enumerated in Choctaw Nation in Household 194 in the 1990 census of Garvin County.
Ruf Goins, age 27, born in August 1872 in Arkansas whose father was born in Missouri and whose mother was born in Illinois was enumerated as a “boarder” in the 1900 census of Garvin County.
William Goins, age 6, grandson; Eva Goins, age 5, granddaughter and Richard Goins, age 3, grandson were living the household of Robert Stevenson, their grandfather in the 1910 census of Garvin County.
William L. Goins, age 48 and Agnes Gilbert, age 36 were married February 10, 1912, according to Garvin County marriage records. Children born to William L. Goins and Agnes Gilblert Goins are unknown.
George Gowens was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1920 census of Garvin County, page 2:
“Gowens George 26, born in AR
Lizzie 20, born in AR
] Roy O. 5, born in OK
Fay 3, born in OK
Ralph 1, born in OK”
Vada L. Goyne, a white female was born January 1874 in Texas of parents who were born in Mississippi. She was enumerated in the 1900 census of Garvin County.
GRADY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Charles Calvin Goins was born November 11, 1936 in California, the son of Charles R. Goins and Anna Cottner Goins. In 1958 he considered Chickasha, Oklahoma as his home.
He was killed on an oilfield drilling rig floor August 8, 1959 in an oilwell blowout, according to Pecos County, Texas Death Book 5, page 178. He, a roughneck, was employed by Standard Oil of Texas on a lease 40 miles southwest of Ft. Stockton, Texas. He had lived in Pecos County for one year, but the body was returned to Chickasha for burial.
William Goins who was born in Indian Territory in 1894, was married March 30, 1908 to Mollie Brooks who was born in Texas in 1887, according to Caddo County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 3, page 335. He was a resident of Grady County, and Mollie Brooks Goins was a resident of Kiowa County, Oklahoma.
George Gowan appeared in the legal records of Grady County, Oklahoma about 1900 when he was sued by John Morris on Grady County Dockett No. 1103.
M. P. Goyne, age 23, of Alex, Oklahoma was married October 31, 1941 to Lora Drennan, age 18, also of Alex, according to Grady County marriage records. Children born to M. P. Goyne and Lora Drennan Goyne are unknown.
Marla Jo Goyne who was born September 22, 1941 at Alex, Oklahoma, was a telephone operator living at 218 East 5th Street, Clovis, New Mexico in 1961, according to the city directory. She was married June 22, 1961 to Robert Keith Moore, Clovis, who was born at Clovis January 5, 1942, according to Curry County, New Mexico Marriage Book 69, page 30852. The couple lived at 218 East 5th Street, Clovis, at that time.
William A. Goyne, age 21, of Ireton, Oklahoma was married November 15, 1910 to Miss Mollie Drennan, age 19. Child-ren born to William A. Goyne and Mollie Drennan Goyne are unknown.
GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Rev. H. N. Gowan, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was a resident of Wakita, Oklahoma in 1905, according to the “Wakita Herald.”
GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Nina Goins was married in 1922 in Mangum, Oklahoma to Frank Yandell, according to Joyce Wafford.
Robert Thomas Goin and his wife, Willie Emberton Goin were residents of Mangum, Oklahoma in 1921. They were married January 23, 1918.
In 1931 they were residents of Arlington, Texas, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1128, page 137. On January 30, 1933 Robert Thomas Goin received a warranty deed from J. B. West to a lot in Wallace Addition, Arlington, Texas, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1192, page 183.
Robert Thomas Goin and Willie Emberton Goin gave a warranty deed to Raymond J. Goin, their son, July 27, 1942 to a lot in Wallace Addition, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1517, page 185.
Robert Thomas Goin died February 5, 1943, according to an affidavit given to the public October 28, 1946 by Willie Emberton Goin which was recorded in Tarrant County Deed Book 1848, page 485.
Willie Emberton Goin was joined by her sons Robert John Going and Raymond J. Goin and their wives, Mable Goin and Dorothy Joyce Goin, respectively in giving a warranty deed to Glynn Phillips to Lots in Wallace Addition, Arlington, for $3,200 on April 14, 1953, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2554, page 231.
Willie Emberton Goin, Robert John Goin, Mabel Goin, Raymond J. Goin and Dorothy Joyce Goin gave a warranty deed to Glynndale Rental & Investment Company to Lots in Wallace Addition on May 3, 1954, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2704, page 374.
Children born to Robert Thomas Goin and Willie Emberton Goin include:
Robert John Goin born in 1919
Raymond J. Goin born March 12, 1921
Robert John Goin, son of Robert Thomas Goin and Willie Emberton Goin, was born in 1919, probably at Mangum, Oklahoma. He was married November 17, 1940, to Miss Mabel Parker, according Rockwall County, Texas Marriage Book 17, page 508. They lived in Arlington, Texas in 1946.
Robert John Goin and Mabel Parker Goin purchased a residence, in Arlington from Arlington Contractors May 14, 1953, for $10,000, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2704, page 279.
Robert John Goin joined his brother and his mother in receiving a quit claim deed from Jimmie McKee May 3, 1954, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2704, page 377.
Robert John Goin and Mabel Parker Goin gave a warranty deed to W. G. Blair April 16, 1957 to their Arlington home according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3102, page 122. In 1962 Robert John Goin was the manager of Archie’s Mobil Service and lived in Arlington, according to the Ft. Worth city directory.
Apparently Robert John Goin and Mabel Parker Goin were divorced about that time. Robert John Goin was married to Billie Kate Hartley December 17, 1965, according to Tarrant County Marriage Book 138, page 518. Apparently he later divorced Billie Kate Hartley Goin. Robert John Goin, age 49, was married to Mrs. Freda Little, August 2, 1968, according to Parker County Marriage Book 39, page 183.
Robert John Goin and Freda Little Goin gave a plat to the public June 24, 1969 on property in Hurst, Texas. Robert John Goin and Freda Goin gave a warranty deed to Otis Sikes July 31, 1970 to a lot in Hurst, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 4913, page 43.
Raymond J. Goin, son of Robert Thomas Goin and Willie Emberton Goin, was born March 12, 1921 at Mangum, Oklahoma. On September 4, 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 311 East Abram Street, Arlington. He served 30 months overseas on the U.S.S. Mahan, DD-364 and was discharged as a Yeoman First Class. He made his home at 205 East Main Street, Arlington and showed his civilian occupation as a bookkeeper, according to Tarrant County Discharge Book 36, page 535.
Raymond J. Goin and his wife, Dorothy Joyce Goin gave a warranty deed to Mary Price April 12, 1943 to a lot in Wallace Addition, Arlington, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 1563, page 95.
Raymond J. Goin and Dorothy Joyce Goin purchased a residence from Arlington Contractors May 14, 1953 for $9,650, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 2566, page 288. In 1959 Dorothy Joyce Goin showed her address as 401 Karnes. Also there was Betty J. Goin.
Raymond J. Goin, trustee, received a warranty deed from Lois Lewis Cooper to a lot in Arlington, October 23, 1961, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3614, page 447. On the same date he gave a warranty deed to Dixon H. Purvis, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3614, page 448.
Raymond J. Goin and Dorothy Joyce Goin gave a warranty deed to L. C. Thomasson August 4, 1962 to a lot in Arlington, according to Tarrant County Deed Book 3718, page 379.
A Dorothy Goin received a warranty deed December 18, 1970 from George W. Balcher to a lot in, Laguna Park, Texas as “her separate property” according to Bosque County, Texas Deed Book 214, page 37.
Capt. James F. Gowan lived in Lawton in 1972, according to the telephone directory.
HARMON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Walter Goins and J. R. Jackson received an oil and gas lease from M. N. Massad August 20, 1936, according to Harmon County Deed Book 8, page 270.
HASKELL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Martha “Patsy Goings” was born about 1839 of parents unknown, according to Mac King Aston. She was married about 1881 to William King who was born December 28, 1858. She died March 9, 1900, and he died February 22, 1908 in Whitefield, Oklahoma in Haskell County.
William Henry Goins and his wife Elizabeth Goins were residents of Briartown, Oklahoma in 1907. William Henry Goins died prior to 1933.
Elizabeth Goins and her son, James Henry Goins, were listed in the 1933 city directory of Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1934 Elizabeth Goins, “widow of William Henry Goins” and James Henry Goins were living at 303 Patterson. They continued there until 1936, according to the city directory.
From 1941 until 1949 Elizabeth Goins and James Henry Goins maintained their residence at 213 Lamar. From 1951 until 1955 Elizabeth Goins listed her residence as 309 Austin. Elizabeth Goins died January 19, 1957 in Wichita County, Texas, according to Texas BVS File 567.
Children born to William Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins include:
Dock Lee Goins born August 7, 1898
James Henry Goins born in 1907
James Henry Goins, son of William Henry Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in Briartown, Oklahoma.
James Henry Goins was married to Miss Edith Bates December 27, 1926, according to Wichita County Marriage Book 14, page 52. It is possible that they were divorced later. James Henry Goins was listed in the 1933 city directory of Wichita Falls, Texas living in the home of his mother at 117 Tulsa. In the 1934 edition James Henry Goins was shown living in his mother’s home at 313 Patterson. Edith Goins in also rendered as Fannie Edith Knight Goins.
James Henry Goins was married [possibly remarried] to Edith Hamilton December 27, 1934, according to Wichita County Marriage Book 17, page 59. Of Edith Bated Goins and Edith Hamilton Goins nothing more is known. Edith Goins appeared in the 1935 and 1936 city directory in the household of James Henry Goins. James Henry Goins was married to Nellie Juanita Williford about 1940. She was born at Alvardo, Texas in 1933. She was 18, he 35. From 1941 until 1949 James Henry Goins lived with his mother at 213 Lamar. During that time James Henry Goins was listed as an iceman for H&H Ice Company. In 1948 James Henry Goins was shown as a welder’s helper employed by Texaco Storage Company living at 213 Lamar Street.
Nellie Juanita Williford Goins appeared in the 1943 city directory along with three children in the household of James Henry Goins. James Henry Goins and Nellie Juanita Williford Goins continued to live with his mother at 309 Austin from 1951 until 1955.
James Henry Goins was listed as a driver in the 1952 edition of the city directory. In 1955 he was listed as a junk dealer. In 1957 he appeared as a salvage dealer living at 309 Austin. In 1971 he was listed as a driver for Yellow-Checker Cab Company still living at 309 Austin.
Children born to James Henry Goins and Fannie Edith Knight Goins include:
Glenda Beatrice Goins born July 12, 1936
Margaret Marie Goins born about 1937
Janice Goins born about 1938
Children born to James Henry Goins and Nellie Juanita Williford Goins include:
[child] born about 1941
James Henry Goins, Jr. born October 16, 1942
[child] born about 1945
Garland Glen Goins born July 13, 1948
Glenda Beatrice Goins, daughter of James Henry Goins and Fannie Edith Knight Goins, was born July 12, 1936, according to Wichita County Birth Book 7, page 291.
Margaret Marie Goins, daughter of James Henry Goins and Fannie Edith Knight Goins, was born about 1937. Her birth was recorded in Wichita County Birth Book 15, page 163.
Janice Goins, daughter of James Henry Goins and Fannie Edith Knight Goins was born about 1938. She appeared in the 1954 city directory of Wichita Falls as a fountain clerk at Renfro Drugstore, living at 1106 Third Street, the address of James Henry Goins.
James Henry Goins, Jr, son of James Henry Goins and Nellie Williford Goins, was born October 16, 1942, according to Wichita County Birth Certificate 5827.
Garland Glenn Goins, son of James Henry Goins and Nellie Williford Goins, was born July 13, 1948, according to Wichita County Birth Certificate 27340. He died the same day July 13, 1948, according to Wichita County Death Certificate 9549 and was buried in Riverside Cemetery.
Maudie Goins, 18, of Keota, Oklahoma was married June 26, 1910 to R. W. Cole, 21, also of Keota, according to Haskell County marriage records.
HUGHES COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Mrs. May Goings who was born in 1896, was married September 7, 1932 to R. W. Crawford who was born in 1887, according to Sevier County, Arkansas Marriage Book 20, page 434. May Goings was a resident of Holdenville, Oklahoma and R. W. Crawford was a resident of Horatio, Arkansas.
JACKSON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
James Goins, a Choctaw and Elizabeth Goins were residents of Jackson County in 1877 when a son was born:
William Goins born in 1877
William Goins, son of James Goins and Elizabeth Goins, was born in Jackson County in 1877. He was married about 1900 to Nancy Baker. Two children were born to them, Junie Etta Goins and Roy Goins, according to Linda Branum.
KAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Harry S. Goans was married to Patricia Ruth Leach November 10, 1950, according to Kay County Marriage Book 42, page 43. Of Harry S. Goans nothing more is known. Patricia Ruth Leach Goans was subsequently remarried, husband’s name Rogers.
Children born to Harry S. Goans and Patricia Ruth Leach Goans include:
Dennis Ray Goans born in 1951
Dennis Ray Goans, son of Harry S. Goans and Patricia Ruth Leach Goans, was born in 1951. On September 4, 1971 he was married to Christa Lynn Overfelt who was born in 1954, the daughter of Kenneth Overfelt and Goldie Mae Overfelt. Both were residents of Arkansas City, Kansas at the time of their wedding, according to Cowley County, Kansas Marriage Book A-46, page 285.
Apparently the marriage ended in divorce. On May 4, 1974 Christa Lynn Overfelt Goans was remarried to Julian D. Heersche at Arkansas City, according to Cowley County Marriage Book A-47, page 620. She was a resident of Arkansas City and he was a resident of Mulvane, Kansas. Julian D. Heersche was born in 1951.
Dennis Ray Goans was remarried to Hila R. Lazzelle September 23, 1974, according to Kay County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 69, page 88.
Of Dennis Ray Goans and Hila R. Lazzelle nothing more is known.
Roy D. Goin, white, who was born January 16, 1897 in Blackwell, Oklahoma, was registered in the draft for World War I in Shoshone County, Idaho.
Floyd W. Going and his wife, Norma L. Going, received a warranty deed to lots in Ponca City, Oklahoma from D. A. Mitchell August 11, 1950, according to Kay County Deed Book 179, page 134. They sold the property back to Mitchell January 1, 1951, according to Kay County Deed Book 181, page 50.
Thomas Goings, son of Robert Goings, was born in Missouri in 1899. He was a resident of Lyman, Oklahoma November 26, 1924 when he was married to Ruth Gilmore, a resident of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, according to Kay County Marriage Book 16, page 287. Ruth Gilmore Goings was born in California in 1905. The marriage was preformed in Kaw City, Oklahoma.
Elbert C. Goins and wife received a warranty deed from Dorris I. Kelly May 23, 1951 to a lot in Ponca City according to Kay County Deed Book 182, page 557.
Charlie H. Goins and his wife, Louise C. Goins received a warranty deed from John D. Troat November 3, 1954 to a in Ponca City, according to Kay County Deed Book 196, page 542.
Charlie H. Goings and his wife, Lillian E. Goings gave a warranty deed to lots in Wetzel, Oklahoma to Phillip M. Walthall May 27, 1959, according to Kay County Deed Book 216, page 583.
The estate of Charlie Goens was probated in Kay County June 9, 1961, according to Kay County Probate Book 20, page 192.
Bush Goins, Jr. was married to Carol Ann Keathly September 7, 1972, according to Kay County Marriage Book 66, page 269. Of Carol Ann Keathly Goins nothing more is known. Bush Goins, Jr. was married to Virginia Anne Sharpe November 14, 1974, according to Kay County Marriage Book 69, page 182. Of Bush Goins, Jr. and Virginia Anne Sharpe Goins nothing more is known.
Janie Lucille Goins was married to James Wesley Suter November 6, 1974, according to Kay County Marriage Book 69, page 168.
D. Etta Gene Goins was married to John McAbee March 5, 1955, according to Kay County Marriage Book 46, page 80.
Linda Kay Goins, a minor, was appointed a guardian June 19, 1961, according to Kay County Probate Books 18, page 248 and Book 20, page 191.
James S. Goin received a patent from the U. S. Land Department September 10, 1900 to the NE Quarter of 28-29-100, according to Kay County Deed Book B, page 92. He was a homesteader in 1889 on the SE/4 of Section 12 Twp. 17, Range 7, according to state land records.
Odie E. Goin, son of N. Goin [perhaps Nelson Goin] was born in 1904 in Nardin, Oklahoma. In 1929 he was a resident of Blackwell, Oklahoma when he was married to Frieda Argyle Smith, 19, a resident of Hunnewell, Kansas, according to Kay County Oklahoma Marriage Book 22, page 97. She was born in Woodward, Oklahoma, the daughter of J. W. Smith. They were married in Mewkirk, Oklahoma.
Odie E. Goin and Frieda Argyle Smith Goin gave a warranty deed to Emery C. Goin September 1, 1938 to an undivided interest in land near Nardin, according to Kay County Deed Book 121, page 61. A guardian was appointed for Frieda Argyle Smith Goin on January 23, 1959, according to Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Probate File 40934.
The estate of Frieda Argyle Smith Goin, was probated April 15, 1959, according to Kay County Probate Book 19, page 147.
Odie E. Goin gave a warranty deed to Vere R. Snow June 16, 1960 to some lots, according to Kay County Deed Book 220, page 306.
Gertie E. Goin gave a quit claim deed to Flora H. Kirkpatrick September 12, 1929 to property in Kay County, according to Kay County Deed Book 121, page 108.
Gertie E. Goin received a warranty deed from Dora L Harrington May 26, 1936 returning the property she had purchased in 1933, according to Kay County Deed Book 97, page 444. Gertie E. Goin received a quit claim deed from Perle H. Bull March 20, 1939 to farmland, according to Kay County Deed Book 122, page 340.
LATIMER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
William Charles Goins, son of William Angus Goins and Ethel Mae Gober Goins, was born August 29, 1923 in Wilburton, Oklahoma. He was married about 1946 to Rose Mildred Cowan. She, the fourth child of James Spearman Cowan and Cornelia Rawlinson Cowan, was born June 17, 1925 in Victoria, Texas. Rose Mildred Cowan Goins died April 20, 1995 in Pasadena, Texas.
LE FLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Bill Henry Goins, son of Charlie Goins and Flora Maple Goins, was born July 20, 1920 in Poteau, Oklahoma. He died March 1, 2001 age the age of 80. His obituary appeared in the
“He was born July 10, 1920 in Poteau. He was a lifetime resi-dent of the Poteau area and a member of the Double Branch Baptist Church in Gilmore, Oklahoma. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Oct. 9, 1942 until his honor-able discharge January 12, 1946. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a rancher and worked at Norge [now Whirlpool]) from 1962 until 1980. He was a lifetime member of the DAV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Flora Maple Goins; sister, Florene Goins Rhynes of Valley Springs, California; and one brother, Raymond Goins of Stockton, California .
He is survived by his wife Florance Goins of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue Goins Baxter and Warner Baxter of Poteau; two grandchildren, Tim Baxter of Tahlequah and Cody Baxter of Stillwater; three sisters, Opal Goins Snyder of Muskogee, Charlene Goins Lierly of Rose-ville, California and Marie Goins Coleman of Stockton, California; three brothers, Kenneth Goins and Verlan Goins, both of Poteau and Odie Goins of Roseville, California; one and aunt, Dollie Goins of Pocola; Oklahoma.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at Double Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil McGehee and the Rev. Jerry Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Vaughn Cemetery.
John H. Goins was enumerated in Household No. 201 in the “Skullyville Intruder Census of 1896.” He headed a household of six people and had lived 10 years in Indian Nation on leased land. He lived near Pocola, Indian Territory which was later in Le Flore County.
LOVE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
J. I. Goins was married in 1932 at Marietta, Oklahoma to Rose Riley, the daughter of Will Riley and Jessie Rose Riley. She was a graduate of Kidd-Key College of Sherman, Texas and also attended Southeastern Oklahoma State College. She taught school at Marietta where she was born April 27, 1905 to Will Riley and Jessie Rose Riley. In 1947 J. I. Goins removed to Ardmore, Oklahoma.
J. I. Goins died September 27, 1991. Rose Riley Goins died November 22, 1998 in Ardmore at the age of 93. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Gardenia Garden Club and YWCA. She was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Her obituary appeared in the November 23, 1998 edition of the Daily Ardmoreite:”
“Survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, James R. Goins and Karen Goins of Norman, Oklahoma; two daughters and sons-in-law, B. C. Harris and Ann Harris of Shawnee, Oklahoma and Harry B. McCain and Jan McCain of Shreveport, Louisiana; a brother, Carl J. Riley of Marietta; four grandchildren, Michael Goins Harris of Little Rock, Arkansas, James David Harris of Houston, Texas, Sally Goins Pendarvis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Laura Ann Goins of Norman.”
Robert “Frank” Goins, son of Isaac Goins and Molly Roark Goins, was born December 20, 1907 at Orr, Oklahoma, according to his obituary in the May 3, 2000 edition of the “Daily Oklahoman” of Oklahoma City.
He was married to Mildred Reid May 10, 1937. She died in 1992. He was a U.S. Postal Clerk and a partner in Buddy’s Western Wear in Putnam City, Oklahoma. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Shore Patrol.
He was survived by a daughter, Ola Beth Goins Hays and her husband Douglas Hays of Bromfield, Colorado. He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery.
MC CLAIN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Charles Goins, age 15, born in Oklahoma and Eva Goins, age 13, born in Oklahoma were living with their grandfather, Lon Gray when enumerated in the 1920 census of McClain County, page 223.
Ludie Goins, age 17, was married to Evie Scroggins, age 15, October 6, 1907 at Purcell, Oklahoma, according to McClain County Marriage Book K, page 561. Children born to Ludie Goins and Evie Scroggins Goins are unknown.
Judge J. I. Goins of Marietta, Oklahoma was identified as one of the pallbearers at the funeral of J. E. Rose, pioneer cattleman of Love County by the “Marietta Monitor” in its edition of January 24, 1936.
Monroe Goins, age 27 was married to Susie Taylor, age 22 July 20, 1902 at Purcell. Children born to Monroe Goins and Susie Taylor Goins are unknown.
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W. L. Goins, age 44 of Dibble, Oklahoma was married November 28, 1908 to Mrs. S. A. James, age 41, according to McClain County Marriage Book, according to McClain County marriage records. He was born in Texas, and Mrs. S. A. James Goins was born in Arkansas.
Jasper Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in McClain County:
“Gowen, Jasper N. 44, born in AR
Belle 38, born in AR
Edith 2, born in OK
Bynum, William 17, born in TX, stepson”
John Gowens was married to Eva Arnold December 3, 1911, according to McClain County Marriage Book 2, page 381.
“John W. Gowen” was enumerated as the head of a household in an enumeration of McClain County:
“Gowen, John W. 28, born in AR
Eva 23, born in TX, wife
Vera 7, born in OK, daughter
Hubert 2, born in OK, son”
John W. Gowen, 79, was enumerated as the head of a household in McClain County:
“Gowen, John W. 79, born in AR
Mary 65, wife, born in TN
Bridges, Lee 22, widow, granddaughter,
born in AR”
Lecil Gowens was married to Roma White October 22, 1925, according to McClain County Marriage Book 6, page 321. Children born to Lecil Gowens and Roma White Gowens are unknown.
William L. Gowin, age 20 was married to Della M. Jones, age 19 August 12, 1906 in Lexington, Oklahoma, according to McClain County Marriage Book I, page 113. Children born to William L. Gowin and Della M. Jones Gowin are unknown.
MC CURTAIN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Jimmie Going and his wife, Mary Robinson Going, were residents of Watson, Oklahoma in 1933.
Children born to Jimmie Going and Mary Robinson Going include:
Franklin Going born June 19, 1933
Franklin Going, son of Jimmie Going and Mary Robinson Going, was born June 19, 1933 at Watson, Oklahoma. He was killed March 26, 1967 in an automobile accident in Castro County, Texas, according to Castro County Death Book 6, page 405. He was buried at Watson, Oklahoma.
Levida Belle Going, who was born in 1913, was married to Solomon Bowling June 9, 1939, according to Sevier County Arkansas Marriage Certificate No. 302. Levida Belle Going was a resident of Idabel, Oklahoma and Solomon Bowling was a resident of Oak Hill, Oklahoma.
Lodie Going, age 22 of Idabel, Oklahoma was married July 13, 1928 to Johnny Kaniatabe, age 25, also of Idabel, according to McCurtain County Marriage Book 17, page 214.
Silsainey Jones Goings, “a citizen of the Choctaw Nation and a resident of McCurtain County,” leased a section of land in Carter County, Oklahoma to J. S. Mulden March 26, 1928, for $75, according to Carter County Miscellaneous Record Book 1, page 549. The lease was witnessed by Vinson Going.
McINTOSH COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
MURRY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Thomas J. Goens was born October 15, 1914 at Sulphur, Oklahoma. During World War II he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was discharged as a private March 10, 1945, according to Grady County, Oklahoma Discharge Book 4, page 8. At that time he lived in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
MUSKOGEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
>From the ILLINOIS-IOWA-MISSOURI SEARCHER, Vol. 16 #1 Issue 53,
page 25 (originally from THE NEWS-REPUBLICAN, Farmington, Iowa,
April 6, 1911, but the dateline is Muskogee, Oklahoma).
Married 10 Years, Have 19 Children
Muskogee, OK –
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scott of Highland, Kansas, are seeking a home in this state with plenty of land. They will need it, for although they have been married not quite ten years, they are the parents of nineteen children, all boys, and thirteen of them living. They hold the record for triplets, having five sets to their credit, and two sets of twins. All of her thirteen boys are under five years.
Recently the Scotts, deciding that they must find more land,
went to Alberta, Canada. They were not satisfied there and
returned. On the return trip Mrs. Scott and her thirteen
children all rode on one first-class ticket. At Omaha the
conductor made a vigorous protest.
“Madam, you cannot carry a whole Sunday School along with you on
that one ticket,” he said, “and you need not tell me those are
all yours. You will have to pay for some of them.”
“The rules of this railroad provide that a child under five
years may ride free, when accompanied by its parent with a
first-class ticket, don’t they?” retorted Mrs. Scott.
“They do, but you will have to show me.”
Mrs. Scott dug down into her valise and brought out the Family
Bible in which was recorded the names and ages of each of the
children. The conductor had to give in. The mother and children
occupied five double seats in the homeseekers’ car and paid for
The names and ages of the children are: Ashbell, Archer and
Austin, triplets 4 1/2 years old; Arthur and Arnold, twins,
3 1/2; Allan, Almon and Albin, triplets, 2 1/2; Albert, Albion
and Adolph, triplets, 18 months; Abel and Abner, twins, 6
months. Mrs. Scott is 30 years old and her husband is only a
year her senior.
The mother and children are now in Highland [Doniphan County]
Kansas, while the father is in Oklahoma seeking a location.
Floyd E. Goins, a skin diver of Muskogee, Oklahoma developed the “bends” in a deep dive in 1961, according to a newspaper article.
Mr. Frances Goins, age 22 was married November 4, 1896 to Miss Mintie Cobb, age 21, according to Muskogee County marriage records. Children born to Francis Goins and Mintie Cobb Goins are unknown.
NOBLE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Stella Luevada Gowing, who was born in 1927, was married to Frank Penny, who was born February 27, 1946 in Winfield, Kansas, according to Cowley County Kansas Marriage Book A-28, page 416. Both had been married before and both had been born in Oklahoma. They both showed Billings, Oklahoma as their residence.
OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Samuel Goans, a laborer and Edrie Goans lived at 2918 North Place, according to the 1929 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Finis Goen, a carpenter, believed to be Finis Osborn Goen, lived at South Robinson, Oklahoma City in 1920, according to the city directory.
Finis Osborn Goen was married to Nina Pauline Fleshier January 27, 1921, according to the Wichita County, Texas marriage Book, page 504.
In 1938 Finis Osborn Goen, a department supervisor, and Nina Pauline Fletcher Goen, lived at 516 North Della Avenue, according to the city directory of Tyler, Texas.
On May 4, 1942 Finis Osborn Goen and Nina Pauline Goen gave a warranty deed to L. D. Decker to a lot in Dallas, Texas, according to Dallas County, Texas Deed Book 2354, page 532.
Minnie Goen, who was born in 1885, was married to Benjamin H. Phillips, who was born in 1884, at Winfield, Kansas September 12, 1924, according to Cowley County, Kansas Marriage Book A-8, page 272. Both were residents of Oklahoma City 1924.
Laura Goine, a student, lived at 507 West 3rd. Avenue, according to the 1930 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Hugh Goings, a chauffeur, and Mrs. Elizabeth Goings, a maid, lived at the rear of 609 West 18th, according to the 1930 city directory of Oklahoma City. Roosevelt Goings and his wife, Elizabeth Goings appeared at the same address in 1930.
Michael G. Goings, an oil field worker, and his wife Ruby Goings, appeared in the 1930 city directory of Oklahoma City living at 1501 West 2nd Street.
J. E. Goin received a warranty deed December 19, 1890 to lots in Oklahoma City for $150, according to Oklahoma County Deed Book 3, page 49.
Samuel Goin, a machinist and his wife, Paralee Goin, roomed at 300 West Washington in 1921, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City. In 1922 he was listed as a engineer and lived at 617 West Washington. In the 1923 edition he was a foreman for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company and lived at 224 West Chickasaw Avenue in Oklahoma City, according to the directory.
Albert S. Goin, a welder, and his wife, Kath Goins, lived at 511 East 9th Street, according to the 1930 city directory.
Albert B. Goines, a driver for Crane Company lived at 306Error! Reference source not found.
“Albert B. Goynes”, a carpenter, and “Viola Goynes”, his wife, lived at 1301 West 1st. Street in 1929, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
Albert J. Goins was an employee of Dinks Parrish Laundry, and roomed at 205 East 4th Street, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City. In 1925 he worked at King’s, Laundry and lived at 305 West Noble. Albert J. Goins and his wife Ethel Goins, lived at 2921 West 22nd Street, according to the 1928 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Alice Goins lived at 1716 West 11th Street, according to the 1926 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Andrew Goins and Charles Goins, laborers, lived at 134 SE 27th Street, according to the 1930 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Caroline Goins in 1923 was an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and lived at 709 West 3rd Street, according to the of city directory of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. C. Goins lived at 19 West 2nd, according to the 1930 city directory.
Charles L. Goins lived at 638 [rear] West California Avenue, according to the 1923 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Clarence E. Goins, an employee of Wilson & Company, and his wife, Mabel Goins, lived at 1414 South Youngs Boulevard, according to the 1920 city directory of Oklahoma City. In 1921 he continued with Wilson & Company, but they lived at 400 West Maple. In 1923 Clarence E. Goins was listed as a plaster living at 638 West California [rear], the address given by Charles L. Goins. In 1925 Mabel Goins was listed as a maid for Dale Rooms, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
Edward Goins, a barber, in the 1908 edition of the city directory lived at 309 Meade, Oklahoma City.
Ethel Goins, a wrapper for Fine Redding Candy Company, lived at 3065 West 22nd, Oklahoma City, according to the 1929 city directory.
Eva Caroline Goins died April 5, 1999 at age 98, according to the April 7 edition of the “Daily Oklahoman.”
Floyd Goins, was a butcher for Morris & Company in 1915, according to the 1915 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Gus Goins, also employed by Morris & Company as a laborer, was listed in the 1915 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Henry Goins, also employed by Morris & Company as a laborer, was listed in the 1915 city directory of Oklahoma City.
J. A. Goins was a worker at White Swan Laundry in 1930, according to the city directory.
J. O. Goins was a laundry worker at King’s Laundry in 1929.
Jesse L. Goins and his wife Ida Goins appeared in the 1907 city directory of Oklahoma City. He was a laborer living at 821 West Reno in 1907 and 1908. In 1911 his residence was shown at 613 West 3rd Avenue.
John Goins, a negro porter, lived at 500 East Grand, according to the 1912 city directory of Oklahoma City.
John Goins, a driver, and his wife, Mabel Goins, lived at 100Error! Reference source not found.
Lee Goins, a trucker, and his wife Mabel Goins lived at 521 N. Kelly Avenue in 1929 and at 703 Wisconsin in 1930, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
Linda K. Goins, died February 18, 1999 at age 58, according to the “Daily Oklahoman” of February 19.
Montie T. Goins, a groundman for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, and his wife, Emma Goins, lived at 1745 East 13th Street, according to the 1928 city directory of Oklahoma City. In 1929 they lived at 1930 Alice.
Rose Riley Goins died November 24, 1998 at age 93, according to the “Daily Oklahoman” of November 25.
Walter Goins, a negro laborer at S & S Company, and his wife, Lizzie Goins, lived at 508 North Wisconsin, according to the 1911 through 1915 city directory of Oklahoma City.
Monroe Goins, a laborer, lived at 821 West Reno [rear], the address given by Jesse L. Goins, according to the 1907 city directory of Oklahoma City. He lived at 429 Oak Avenue in 1908. He was apparently married about 1910, wife’s name Dollie Goins.
In 1912 Monroe Goins, a salter for S & S Company roomed with Mrs. Alice Gardner. Mrs Dollie Goins showed her address as 1517 South Harvey. Later in the same year her address was shown as 306 West Maple.
In the 1915 edition of the city directory Dollie Goins, “the widow of Monroe Goins” lived at 301 West Elm. Apparently the couple was divorced. In the 1921 edition Monroe Goins appeared on West Catalpa Avenue with his wife listed as Edna Goins. In 1923 he was a laborer living in the Rockwood Addition. In 1920 edition Dollie Goins roomed at 400 West Maple, at 310 Wheeler in 1921, at 417 West Pine from 1923 through 1926. In 1927 and 1928 she lived at 812 South Harvey.
Chester Goins, believed to be a son of Dollie Goins, a coach cleaner for St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, lived at 310 wheeler, according to the 1921 city directory of Oklahoma City. In the 1923 and 1925 editions he was listed at 417 West Pine. In the 1926 edition he was listed as a helper for Tibs-Dorsey Manufacturing Company and continued to live at 417 West Pine. In the 1927, 1929 and 1930 issues of the directory he and his wife Corine Goins were shown living at 812 South Harvey.
V. Dickson Goins, a laborer, and his wife Ella Goins lived at 517 West California in 1929 and at 1336 Southwest 26th, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
William B. Goins, an employee of Oklahoma City Mill & Elevator roomed at 628 West 3rd Street, according to the 1920 city directory of Oklahoma City. In 1921 he was a millman employed by Hardeman & King Grain Elevator living at 1106 West 2nd Street. In 1923 he lived at 628 West California, rear.
Pleasant T. Gooing received a patent to 160 acres of land in Oklahoma County from the federal government July 17, 1895, according to Oklahoma County Deed Book 12, page 342.
Francis J. Gowan was mentioned on a newspaper article in the “Oklahoma Times-Journal” in its February 1, 1894 edition.
Mrs. Gertrude Gowan was born in 1876. She was married to C. W. Bernhardt February 8, 1914, according to Oklahoma County Marriage Book 22, page 22. She was 38, and he was 42. Both were residents of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Mac Gowan, a waitress, lived at 4Error! Reference source not found.
Olin E. B. Gowan in 1923 lived at 2300 West Oak, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City. He a laborer, lived at 614 S. Lee in 1929 and 1930.
Roosevelt Gowan, a negro laborer, lived at 211 North Kelly, according to the 1920 Oklahoma City directory. “Roosevelt Goings,” a porter, and his wife “Elizabeth Goings” appeared in a later edition.
Sarah Gowan lived at the YWCA, according to the 1922 city directory of Oklahoma City. In 1923 she, was a bookkeeper for White Sewing Machine Company, roomed at 2224 West 14th Street.
W. G. Gowan and his wife, Bessie Gowan, lived at 4Error! Reference source not found.
Leonard C. Gowan [or Goins], a concrete worker, and his wife Ethel R. Gowen, lived at 906 West Pottawatomie, according to the 1911 city directory of Oklahoma City. She an ironer for King’s Laundry, lived at the same address. In the 1912 edition his name was listed as Goins and he was a salter for S&S Company, rooming with Mrs. Alice Gardner. In 1915 he a laborer, lived at 520 South Walker.
In 1910 Luther Gowen, a salesman for Halsell-Taylor Marshall Company, and his wife Lydia E. Gowen, lived at 1213 North Robinson. In 1911 he was listed in the city directory of Oklahoma City as an agent for Oklahoma National Life Insurance Company living at 1215 North Robinson.
Miss Mabel Gowen, a domestic, lived at 301 West 14th Street, Oklahoma City, according to the 1911 city directory.
Thomas Gowen, a lineman for Oklahoma Railroad Company, and his wife Mandy Gowen, lived at 130 West Washington, Oklahoma City, according to the 1911-1912 city directory.
Edward L. Gowin, a broommaker for American Broom Company, roomed at 1600 West 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, according to the 1922 city directory.
Gladys Gowin lived at 1413 West 2nd, Oklahoma City, according to the 1928 city directory.
Iopa Gowin lived at 509 East 8th Street, Oklahoma City, according to the 1920 city directory. In 1922 she roomed at 3721 Classen Boulevard. Jessie Gowin also lived at 3721. Jessie Gowin also lived at 3721 Classen Boulevard from 1923 through 1928, according to the city directory. He was listed as a student in 1926, a clerk for T. M. Milam in 1927 and a stenographer for T. M. Milam in 1928 and 1929.
The guardianship of Ruth Gowin ” et al” was probated in 1919. Ruth Gowin, a stenographer. lived at 3721 Classen Boulevard, the address given by Iopa Gowin and Jessie Gowin, from 1922 through 1925, according to the city directory of Oklahoma city.
Lula Gowin, a clerk for Oklahoma Book Company, roomed at 615 North Geary Avenue, Oklahoma City, according to the 1925 city directory.
Mrs. Mabel Gowin lived at 1409 5th Street in 1928, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
Willis A. Gowin, an employee of Ford Motor Company, and his wife, Bessie Gowin, lived at 1141 West 4th Street in 1929 and at 1920 West 39th Street in 1930, according to the Oklahoma City directory.
Drewry Gowing received a patent to 160 acres of land near Edmund, Oklahoma from the federal government January 20, 1897. On May 1, 1897 he and his wife Nancy Jane Gowing sold 79 acres of their property for $200, according to Oklahoma County Deed Book 12, page 67. On February 17, 1898 they deeded one acre to the Church of Christ, according to Deed Book 14, page 97. In 1915 they were residents of Edmund, Oklahoma.
Harvey Goins and John Gowins, laborers, lived at 1310 N. Broadway in 1930, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
George Gown lived at 231 West 3rd Street, Oklahoma City, according to the 1911-1912 city directory.
Alice V. Goyne, a student, lived at 103 No. 9th Street in 1929 and at 723 West 25th Street in 1930, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City.
C. A. Goyne appeared for adoption in 1921 in Oklahoma County probate file No. 4739.
Esther P. Goyne, a stenographer for V. V. Campbell Company, lived at 1617 East 10th, Oklahoma City, in 1927 and at 103 West 9th Street in 1928, and in 1929, according to the city directory. In 1930 she lived at 723 W. 25th.
Ethel Goyne, “widow of P. B. Goyne” an elevator operator and telephone operator at Huckins Hotel, roomed at 1705 West 2nd Street, in 1922, according to the city directory of Oklahoma City. She continued the employment through 1928. In 1923 and 1925 she lived at 4 East 8th Street. In 1926 she lived at 122 East 8th Street. In 1927 she lived at 1617 East 10th Street and in 1928 and 1929 at 103 West 9th Street, the addresses given by Esther P. Goyne. In 1930 she lived at 723 West 25th Street and continued working at Huckins Hotel.
Nevada Goyne lived at West 36th and North Robinson with R. Q. Blakeney, according to the 1922 city directory of Oklahoma City.
NOWATA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Mrs. Lena Goins lived “five miles south of town” when her daughter, “Miss Maud Paden was married to Mr. S. Kelley of Afton,” according to the January 6, 1911 edition of the “Fairland News.”
In the following edition of January 13, 1911, it was announced that Mrs. Lena Goins had subscribed to the News for her son Riley Goins of Independence, Kansas.
In the March 3, 1911 edition Lena Goins filed a notice of sale of real estate as the guardian of Okley Goins. She made a business trip to Miami, Oklahoma in that week.
Mrs. Lena Goins, who lives on Route 2, was in the city Satur-day and had the News sent to her son, William R. Paden of Seattle, Washington, according to the “Fairland News” of May 31, 1912.
A. K. Goins “will have a sale of farm implements, horses, etc., on Main street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock,” according to the “Fairland News” of March 17, 1911.
Andy Goins, George Rhonemus, F. M. Conner and W.B. Hillen attended the church conference of the Latter Day Saints at Joplin last Sunday according to the “Fairland News” of October 13, 1911.
Jesse “Uncle Doc” Goins died January 9, 1912 in Ottawa County, according to his obituary published in the January 12, 1912 edition of the “Fairland News:”
“Jesse Goins, familiarly known as “Uncle Dock,” aged 80 years, and well known over this section of the coun-try, died at the home of R.M. Hale, his son-in-law, last Tuesday morning at an early hour. Mr. Goins had been afflicted with asthma for years, and frequently had great difficulty in breathing. When discovered by the family, he was in a half sitting position in bed, and life was ex-tinct. He evidently passed away without much of a struggle. He was a member of the Baptist Church, and his funeral was preached at the church Wednesday af-ternoon by Rev. Harve Weston, a life long friend of the deceased, and his remains were interred in the city cem-etery here. The bereaved children and friends of the family have the sympathy of the community.”
“John Goins and Ab Goins came in from Pe Ell, Wash, last Sunday morning. They all drift back to Fairland sooner or later,” according to the “Fairland News” of October 13, 1911.
“John Goins is erecting a new residence in the west part of town,” according to the “Fairland News” of November 3, 1919 October 13, 1911.
V. T. Goins placed a notice in the “Fairland News” of November 15, 1912:
“I will have a turkey shooting match, Tuesday, Novem-ber 26, at my farm three miles south of Fairland. Every-body invited. V.T. GOINS”
Edna F. Gowen, 72, Bliss Restaurant cook, died June 30, 2000, according to her obituary in the “Tulsa World.”
Nova R. Gowen, 74, of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, employee of Continental Can Company, died September 18, 2000, according to her obituary in the “Tulsa World.” Her funeral service was held at the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville, Kansas.
W. E. Goins was a resident of Route 2, Fairland, according to the February 16, 1912 edition of the “Fairland News.”
OKMULGEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Several individuals of interest to Gowen chroniclers were listed in the early marriage books of Okmulgee County, according to “Marriage Records of Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, 1907-1922”. The transcript covered marriage books 1 through 11.
Ethel Goans was married about 1911, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 2, page 216.
Annie Goin was married about 1918, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 8, page 164.
Charles Goin was married to Viola Gozza May 31, 1914, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 4, page 180. Of Charles Goin and Viola Gozza nothing more is known.
David Mack Goin, who was born April 1, 1936 at Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was discharges from the U. S. Army March 1, 1957. He, a single man, had enlisted March 2, 1955. At the time of his discharge he showed his residence as Jal, New Mexico, according to Lea County, New Mexico Discharge Book 9, page 330.
He was married to Virginia Ann Todd at Kermit, Texas June 7, 1958, according to Winkler County, Texas Marriage Book 3, page 324. In 1967 David Mack Goin, a school teacher, and Virginia Ann Todd Goin, were living at 2904 Virginia Avenue with two children, according to the 1967 city directory of Clovis, New Mexico.
David Mack Goin and Virginia Todd Goin purchased a lot in Clovis, New Mexico August 15, 1969, according to Curry County, New Mexico Deed Book 49, page 688. They gave a warranty to Richard A. Leighton, Jr. March 6, 1967, according to Curry County Deed Book 133, page 385.
James Goin, “a single man of Okmulgee, Indian Territory,” gave a warranty deed to lots in South Oklahoma City March 27, 1897, according to Oklahoma County Deed Book 12, page 19.
W. A. Goin lived at 711 S. Belmont in Okmulgee, according to the 1929 telephone directory of the town.
Biddie Goings was married about 1917. according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 7, page 287.
J. W. Goings was married to Cora Kabe November 4, 1914, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 4, page 360. Of J. W. Goings and Cora Kabe Goins nothing more is known.
Frank Goins was married to Eva Malone May 9, 1914, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 4, page 157. Of Frank Goins and Eva Malone Goins nothing more is known.
Edith Gowen was married about 1913, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 4, page 4.
W. E. Goins lived at 801 S. Belmont in 1929 according to the 1929 telephone directory of Okmulgee.
Marie Gown was married about 1920, according to Okmulgee County Marriage Book 10, page 603.
OSAGE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Annette Miner wrote September 30, 2002 seeking Charles Goings:
“I am looking for information on Charles Goings [Go-ing, Goins, Goin etc.] who had an address of Pawhus-ka, Oklahoma in 1930. He was probably in this loca-tion between 1910 and 1935. Possibly he died there. He was born about 1860. He was not in the 1920 cen-sus of Osage County. He may have been living in Pawhuska under an alias.”
Charlotte Arlene Goins was born September 12, 1942 at Pawhuska, Oklahoma of parents unknown. She was married October 14, 1970 to Cletus L. Wilson of Cleveland, Oklahoma who was born April 22, 1941 at Adair, Oklahoma, according to Curry County, New Mexico Marriage Book 78, page 36483. In 1970 she lived in Amarillo, Texas.
James Columbus Gowen was born 1846, place and parents unknown. He was married to Margaret Catered Bienroth about 1866 who was born in 1846 also. James Columbus Gowen died in 1911, according to “Ancestral Outlines,” page 27 by Norman E. Gillis, Box 9114, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Children born to James Columbus Gowen and Margaret Catered Bienroth Gowen include:
Sarah Jane Gowen born 1877
Sarah Jane Gowen, daughter of James Columbus Gowen and Margaret Catered Bienroth Gowen, was born in 1877. About 1898 she was married to Jesse Alexander Johnson who was born in 1874. Jesse Alexander Johnson died in 1957 and Sarah Jane Gowen Johnson died in 1959.
Grandchildren of Jesse Alexander Johnson and Sarah Jane Gowen Johnson include:
Nancy Eloise Johnson born in 1930
Nancy Eloise Johnson, granddaughter of Jesse Alexander Johnson and Sarah Jane Gowen Johnson, was born in 1930. She was married about 1952, husband’s name Childers, and later lived at Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
OTTAWA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Lena Paden Goins, a widow of Fairland, Oklahoma and mother of eight children was rejected as an applicant for enrollment as a Cherokee in 1908, according to “Cherokees by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U. S. Court of Claims, 1906-1910” by Jerry Wright Jordon. She claimed to be the guardian of Ezra Goins and Okley Goins. She was also guardian of Bennie Paden, 10; Riley Paden, 11; Kittie Paden, 15 and Russell Paden, 16.
R. C. Goins lived in Miami, Oklahoma in October 1971, according to the telephone directory.
PAWNEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Johnathan Lesley Gowing was born October 7, 1881. He was married about 1910, wife’s name Winnie Belle. He died De-cember 29, 1915. He was crushed while trying to butcher a hog hanging on a tripod when the tripod collapsed upon him. He was confined to bed and died with pneumonia. Winnie Belle Gowing was remarried about 1918 to Jim Branum and removed to La Junta, Colorado, according to Julia Tenorio, a descendant of Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Julia Tenorio wrote August 23, 2001, “There were other mem-bers of the Gowing family who lived in Pawnee County area. All were buried in the Maramec Cemetery at Maramec, Okla-homa:
“Mrs. Pearl M. Gowing Fugate, perhaps a sister to Johnathan Leslie Gowing, was born May 19 1897 and died August 18, 1920.
Martin L. Gowing, perhaps a brother to Johnathan Les-lie Gowing, was born in 1871 and died in 1920. Myr-tle Gowing, “ wife of Martin L. Gowing” was born in 1871 and died in 1920
Martin Gowing, perhaps the father of Johnathan Leslie Gowing, was born November 9, 1835 and died March 7 1909.
Evert Gowing was born in 1901 and died in 1920.”
Children born to Johnathan Lesley Gowing and Winnie Belle Gowing include:
Mary Viola Gowing born July 2, 1906
Homer Leonard Gowing born July 29, 1912
Mary Viola Gowing, daughter of Johnathan Lelie Gowing and Winnie Belle Gowing, was born July 2, 1906. She died Feb-ruary 9, 1917 and was buried in Maramec Cemetery.
Homer Leonard Gowing, son of Johnathan Leslie Gowing and Winnie Belle Gowing, was born July 29 1912. He died July 12, 1914 and was buried in Maramec Cemetery.
PONTOTOC COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Ben Going, son of Alfred Going and Eliza Going, died in 1904 and was buried in Goodwater Cemetery located east of Ada, Oklahoma. He was married to Sophie Hudson, daughter of Washington Hudson. Children born to Ben Going and Sophie Hudson Going are unknown.
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
William B. Gowin was born in Kentucky in 1877. On October 24, 1907 when he was married to Dollie Sullivan, he was a resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma County Marriage Book 11, page 135. Dollie Sullivan was born in Missouri in 1888.
PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
J. I. Goen was married to Miss Lillie Barton [Bunton?] according to Pusmataha County Marriage Book 3 which was recorded between 1916 and 1919. Children born to J. I. Goen and Lillie Barton Goen are unknown.
ROGER MILLS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
The obituary of James Walton Goin, Jr. who died April 10, 2003 appeared in the April 11 edition of the “Salem Statesman-Journal:”
“James Walton Goin, Jr. was born September 15, 1923 to James W. Goin, Sr. and Emma Mae Stamper in Ro-ger Mills County where he grew up on the family farm.
He proudly served in the 42nd [Rainbow] Division in the US Army during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII where he helped liberate Dachau. It was then that he met his wife Gertrude “Trudy” Veits. They were mar-ried October 30, 1946 in Vienna, Austria. After the war they made their home in Crawford, Oklahoma be-fore finally removing to Salem, Oregon. He earned a Masters Degree in Business and a Bachelors Degree in Science/Psychology before retiring at age 58 from the State of Oregon Fish & Game Commission. Jim and Trudy were dance instructors and classic car buffs. Jim was a fun-loving man who was always up for a good laugh or practical joke and who was always there for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Trudy Viets Goin; brother, Carol Goin; sister, Lola Goin and grandchildren J. J Burroughs, Rence Burroughs, Alex Burroughs, and Alicia Burroughs.
He is survived by brother, George W. Goin; son, Gary Dean Goin of Noti, Oregon; daughter, Vera Marlene Goin Burroughs and her husband Julian Burroughs of Salem; daughter, Candice Darlene Goin Marsden; grandchildren, Matthew, Christopher, Tyrone and Danielle Burroughs.
Services will be held at Belcrest Memorial Park April 14, 2003 at 11 a.m. in Salem. Arrangements are by Howell-Edwards-Doerksen with Rigdon Ransom Fun-eral Directors.”
Mary Goin, born in 1908, was a resident of Crawford, Oklahoma in 1930. She was married February 26, 1930 to Scott Springer who was born in 1902, according to Beckham County, Oklahoma Marriage Book 11, page 164.
Mrs. Vada Naomi Meyer Goins, native of Leedey, Oklahoma died January 21, 1991, according to her obituary published in the “Cheyene Star” of Cheyene, Oklahoma:
“Vada Naomi Goins, 61, of Upland, California died January 21, 1991 in Upland. She was born in Okla-homa near Leedey, Oklahoma the daugher of Arnold and Katie Meyer. She had lived in Upland for 40 years.
She worked in Accounts Payable for Chaffey Joint Union High School District for 13 years. She was a member of the Upland Brethren in Christ Church; Hi-ho Club and Kitchen Committee; served as member of the Pacific Conference Board of Stewardship and Fi-nance; Satsuki Azalea, Bonsai Society, Balkden Bonsai Kenkyukai; Santa Anita Bonsai Socity and the Inland Empire Bonsai Society.
Mrs. Goins is survived by her husband, Dwight L. Goins; a son, Rodney A. Goins of Cucamonga; three daughters, Patricia Goins Kennedy of Ontario; Cheryl Goins Edwards of Upland; and Ceclia Goins of Alta Loma; her father, Arnold Meyer of Oklahoma; three brothers, Delbert Myers of Leedey, Oklahoma, Vernon Meyer of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Dale Meyer of Phelan, California and three grandchildren.
Services were held in the Upland Brethren in Christ Church. Interment was in the Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario. Contributions may be made to the Vada Goins Memorial Fund, care of Security Pacific Bank, 40 W. Foothill Blvd. Upland, California, 91786.”
SEMINOLE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Mrs. Eunice Goins of Seminole, Oklahoma was listed as a survivor of her mother, Mrs. Fern Hill who was born December 31, 1912 at Texanna, Oklahoma and died September 7, 2003 in Checotah, Oklahoma. The obituary of Mrs. Hill appeared in the September 11 edition of the “Indian Journal.”
SEQUOYAH COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Missouri R. Goins of Vian, Oklahoma was enrolled as a Cherokee in 1907, according to “Cherokees by Blood: Records of Eastern Cherokee Ancestry in the U. S. Court of Claims, 1906-1910” by Jerry Wright Jordon.
She showed her family as:
“Goins, Sherman 39
Missouri R. 29
Moore, Jessie 11, daughter of wife
Goins, Janette 6, daughter
Ethel 4, daughter
She was recorded as a “daughter of No.194 enrolled in 1851 in Skin Bayou.”
Maggie Goins, No. 8311, age 22, was married to T. B. Cooksey, age 39, September 25, 1893, according to Sequoyah County marriage records.
T. E. James and Sarah Goins James were residents of Gore, Oklahoma in 1921 when a daughter was born:
Martha E. James born January 9, 1921
Martha E. James, daughter of T. E. James and Sarah Goins James was born at Gore January 9, 1921. She was married December 5, 1947 in Visalia, California to Gene T. Risley. She, a resident of Gore, died April 26, 2002 in Ft. Smith, Arkanas.
TEXAS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Minnie Sharon Gowens was born September 26, 1948 at Guymon, Oklahoma. In 1972 she was a resident of Amarillo, Texas. She was married September 26, 1972 to Richard A. Gabel, Amarillo, who was born February 27, 1945 at Amarillo, according to Curry County, New Mexico Marriage Book 80, page 38404.
TULSA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Carole Goins who was born in 1935, was married to Emmet L. Terril, who was born in 1933, in Cowley County, Kansas February 3, 1962, according to Cowley County, Kansas Marriage Book A-40, page 509. Carole Goins was a resident of Tulsa at the time of her marriage.
John Thomas Goins, who was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1924 of parents unknown, was married to Anne Josephine Lopez, who was born in 1924 in Fresno, California.
In 1948 they lived in Monahans, Texas where he was a derrickman for Magnolia Oil Company.
Children born to John Thomas Goins and Annee Josephine Lopez Goins include:
Peggy Ann Goins born September 26, 1948
Peggy Ann Goins, second daughter of John Thomas Goins and Anne Josephine Lozez Goins, was born September 26, 1948, according to Ward County, Texas Birth Book 9, page 307.
Mary Goins was born about 1824 to Allen Eugene Simmons who was born in 1901 in Joplin, Missouri to John Simmons and Nancy Thomas Simmons. Allen Eugene Simmons died in Tulsa about 1984.
Bert Gowan lived at 901 North Elgin, according to the 1982 Tulsa telephone directory. He continued there in 1978 at 1937 South 68th E. Avenue.
E. B. Gowans lived at 3450 South Troost, according to the 1972 Tulsa telephone directory. He continued there in 1978.
Ed Gowans, who operated Ed Gowans Insurance Agency, lived at 1915 South College, according to the 1972 Tulsa telephone directory. He continued there in 1978.
Harry W. Gowans wrote “Teaching Tulsa’s Teachers” which appeared in “School Executive” in October 1939.
Claudie Gowen, Social Security No. 444-07-0291, was born February 6, 1890 and died in Tulsa, Oklahoma in October 1976.
DeWayne Gowen, a technician for Wilkerson Chevrolet, Inc., lived at 858 East 52nd Street North, according to the 1971 Tulsa City directory.
Howard W. Gowen, an employee of Liberty Glass Company, and his wife, Jane Gowen, lived at 116-A North Lewis Avenue, according to the 1971 city directory of Tulsa.
Jack Gowen lived at 10323 East 21 st Place, according to the 1971 city directory of Tulsa.
Theo J. Gowen, a foreman for Hoffman Fixture Company, lived at 412 South 192 192nd East Avenue in 1978.
Mrs. Virginia Morgan Gowen of Tulsa was a daughter of Everette Lee Morgan who died October 23, 1991 at Dallas, Texas, according to the October 24, 1991 edition of the “Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.” Everette Lee Morgan and his wife Rowena Morgan had lived at Granbury, Texas for 12 years prior to his death.
Judy Gowin lived at 2632 East 5th Street, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Tulsa.
Ralph Gowin lived “northeast of the city”, according to the 1972 telephone directory of Tulsa. He continued to live there in 1978.
Sarah Gowin wrote “Why, Why, Why” which appeared in “Education Forum” Volume 37, page 107, November 1972.
WAGONER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Gertha Goiens, age 34 was married June 19, 1934 to Virnie K. Hogan, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book
Floyd E. Goines, age 23 was married January 12, 1962 to Frances Raines, age age 19, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 21, page 521. Children born to Floyd E. Goines and Frances Raines Goines are unknown.
Linda Goines, age 18, was married January 10, 1970 to Mark Watkins, age 19, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 28, page 105.
Louise Going, age 18, was married June 20, 1930 to Earl Kinsey, age 21, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 11, page 16.
A. L. Goins, age 30, of Coweta, Oklahoma, was married December 24, 1923 to Maggie Flippin, age 31, negro, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 2, page 154. Children born to A. L. Goins and Maggie Flippin Goins are unknown.
Bush Goins, age 35 was married August 22, 1921 to Rena Morris, age 24, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 6, page 578. Of Bush Boins and Rena Morris Goins nothing more is known.
Christine Goins, age 18, was married July 29, 1944 to Vernon L. Hobbs, age 21, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 17, page 378.
Fred Goins, age 55 and Sarah Payne, age 58, “both of Tullahasee” were married [no date recorded], about 1907, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 3, page 190. No children were born to Fred Goins and Sarah Payne Goins.
Grace Goins, age 22 was married April 28, 1932 to J. A. Thornton, age 28, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 11, page 603.
James R. Goins, age 35 was married August 1, 1923 to Lucy Hartsfield, age 25, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 7, page 497. Children born to James R. Goins and Lucy Hartsfield Goins are unknown.
Jess Austin Goins, age 22 was married to Gail Frances Dennis, age 19 October 17, 1973, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 26, page 34. Of Jess Austin Goins and Gail Frances Dennis Goins nothing more is known.
Glen L. Goins, age 23, was married December 28, 1976 to Donnetta Durkee, age 23, according to 27, page 196. Children born to Glen L. Goins and Donnetta Durkee Goins are unknown.
Webster Goins, age 45 was married April 24, 1959 to Wilma Jean Nelson, age 27, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 20, page 616. Of Webster Goins and Wilma Jean Nelson Goins nothing more is known.
William Goins, Jr, age 21, was married to Glenda Mae Gibbs, age 16 December 9, 1972, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 25, page 375. Of William Goins, Jr. and Glenda Mae Gibbs Goins nothing more is known.
William D. Goins, age 18, of Coweta, Oklahoma, was married July 8, 1968 to Veronica Delores Easily, age 16, negro, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 7, page 464. Children born to William D. Goins and Veronica Delores Easily Goins are unknown.
Woodrow Bristow Goins, age 56 was married September 5, 1969 to Donna Sue Brown, age 16, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 24, page 318. It is unknown how many years of married life were accorded to Woodrow Bristow Goins and Donna Sue Brown Goins.
Bert Gowan, age 46 was married January 28, 1955 to Zelma K. Hunt, age 44, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 19, page 532. It is beleived that no children were born to Bert Gowan and Zelma K. Hunt Gowan.
Charles Gowin, age 26 was married January 13, 1915 to Dale Nichols, age 26, according to Wagoner County Marriage Book 4, page 191.
WASHITA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Frank Goin deeded land to D. B. Finley May 23, 1916, according to Washita County Deed Book 51, page 469 and again July 2, 1920, according to Washita County Deed Book 3, page 167.
Robert M. Goins deeded 369 acres of land to Thomas E. Holland June 4, 1901, according to Washita County Deed Book 3, page 358. On January 3, 1902 he deeded 609 acres to Elbert Griffith, according to Deed Book 3, page 609. On September 26, 1902 he deeded land to James Horton, according to Washita County Deed Book 4, page 375. he gave a warranty deed to William H. Harper October 17, 1903 to Washita County land.
Charley R. Goins, Foss, Oklahoma, was married to Lena Hoffman, also of Foss, July 18, 1906, according to Washita County marriage records. Charley R. Goins was born in Kentucky in 1877. Lena Hoffman Goins was born in Missouri in 1888. On January 1, 1916 Lena Hoffman Goins deed land at Cordell. Oklahoma to Harry Hoffman, according to Washita County Deed Book 47, page 406. On April 15, 1918 Charley R. Goins and Lena Hoffman Goins deeded land to Harry Hoffman, and also on January 8, 1926, according to Washita County Deed Book 70, page 434.
WOODWARD COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
Alice Mae Goyen was born about 1922 of parents unknown. She was married August 12, 1941 in Woodward County to Gordon Douglas Compton who was born September 10, 1919 to Marvin Compton and Stella Haney Compton in Lenora, Oklahoma. He died Saturday, January 6, 2001 at Woodward Hospital and Health Center, according to his obituary:
“The funeral for Gordon Douglas Compton, 81, will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith United Methodist Church. The Revs. James Steenbergen and Larry Masoner will officiate. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements are by Billings Funeral Home.
He was raised on a farm and attended country schools in the Lenora area. After his education, he worked with his father. During the Depression, he worked in agriculture in Colorado and California. On Aug. 12, 1941, he married Alice Mae Goyen at Woodward. They lived in Seiling, Oklahoma for a time before moving to Lenora, Oklahoma.
He was employed by Antone Kune. On April 12, 1944, he enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged on May 14, 1946. They moved to Taloga, Oklahoma. He worked for Vanderwork Herefords the next 29 years. In May 1975, they moved to Woodward. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service, retiring after 13 years of employment. He then work-ed for Hunters Livestock Supply part-time for four years.
He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Sur-viving are his wife, Alice; one son, Mervin of Woodward; two daughters, Marlene Crossland of Woodward and Belva Tem-pleton of Elk City, Oklahoma.
A. W. Gowan was a member of the Oregon State Legislature in 1893. In 1895 and 1897 he was serving in the Senate.
CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON
Winfield Gowan was married April 6, 1899 in Clackamas County to Emma C. Parrish, according to “The Parrish Family” by Scott Lee Boyd. Emma C. Parrish was born August 19, 1877 and died October 17, 1919. Children born to Winfield Gowan and Emma C. Parrish Gowan are unknown.
HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON
Ardath Lavern Gowan was born March 24, 1924 at Burns, Oregon of parents unknown. In 1943 she was living in Portland, Oregon. She was married October 5, 1943 to Phillip Paul DeLuca, who was born in Chicago, Illinois November 18, 1920. At the time of his marriage he was stationed at Clovis Army Air Base, Clovis, New Mexico, according to Curry County, New Mexico Marriage Book 27, page 4106.
JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
Billy Gowen, age 18, a servant born in Oregon appeared in the 1880 census of Jackson County, Oregon. He was living in the household of W. Owens, Household No. 26.
KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON
Sheriff Gowen of Klamath County was a law officer in 1893, according to the September 28, 1893 edition of the “Lake County Examiner.”
Gowen Godowa, son of John Godowa and Lizzie Godowa, was born about 1891 in Klamath County. His father died December 16, 1935, according to his obituary published in the December 17 edition of the “Klamath Falls Evening Herald.”
“John Godowa passed away at the Klamath Agency on Monday evening Dec. 16, following a brief illness. He was a native of Beatty and was aged 70 years when called. He leaves his wife, Lizzie Godowa; two sons, Morgan Godova and Gowen Godova; grandsons, James and Leonard; four granddaughters, Hattie Baker, Ra-chel Noneo, Clara Godowa and Rose Turner, all of Beatty; also a daughter, Mrs. Uma Mack of Fort Bid-well, Calif., and a grandson, Clarence Godowa of Stewart, Nevada.”
Additional information about his funeral appeared in the December 17 edition:
“The funeral service for the late John Godowa will be held from the Methodist Church at Beatty, at 1 p.m. Friday, December 20, with the Rev. B.V. Bradshaw officiating. Commitment service and interment will be in the Piute Cemetery.”
Gowen Godowa was mentioned in three marriage records, according to Klamath County Marriage Book 6, pages 107, 108 and page 142:
6-107 Winnie Foster, over 21, and Josie Godowa, over 18, were married November 13, 1914. Witnesses were Loucella George and Inez F. Weeks. Gowen Godowa gave an affidavit.
6-108 Gowen Godowa, over 21, and Annie Skellog, over 18, were married November 3, 1914. Wimmie Foster gave an affidavit.
6-142 Kilda Chiloquin, over 21, and Marjorie Chip, over 18, were married Mar. 12, 1915. Gowen Godowa gave an affidavit.
Justice of the Peace E. W. Gowen of Klamath Falls, Oregon was mentioned in a newspaper article published in the July 27, 1916 edition of the “Klamath Falls Evening Herald.” E. W. Gowen, J.P, performed the marriage ceremony of William G. Hoover and Miss Ethel Johns September 13, 1916, according to the September 14 edition of the “Klamath Falls Evening Herald.”
LINN COUNTY, OREGON
MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OREGON
James W. Going was defeated in an election for Multnomah County Assessor by John Doland, according to “The Oregon Statesman” in its edition of June 13, 1864. Going received 487 votes to Doland’s 841. “The Albina Weekly Courier” in its February 15, 1890 edition reported that James W. Going had sold six lots there for a total of $1,150.
A Portland newspaper in 1891 stated that James W. Going was an employee of Goldsmith & Loewenberg, dealers in wholesale appliances. In 1891 Going Street in north Portland was named for James W. Going. He received recognition from the City of Portland for being instrumental in “converting the city’s electrical power into an industrial format, suitable for powering streetcars.”
Servicemen buried in the Williamette National Cemetery at Portland, Oregon include:
Jack Raymond Goen, b. 05/05/1929, d. 11/03/1979, US
Army, Cpl, Plot: O-03730, buried 11/07/1979
Angelina B. Goens, b. 10/12/1900, d. 05/03/1982, US Army,
Cpl, Plot: R-02164, buried 05/05/1982
John Lawrence Goens, b. 12/19/1905, d. 04/28/1982, US
Army, TSgt, Plot: R-02164, buried 05/05/1982
James Warren Goin, b. 11/18/1919, d. 08/13/1987, US Navy,
S1, Plot: D-02296, buried. 08/17/1987
Wilbur Jackson Goin, b. 02/16/1926, d. 04/08/1986, SN1 US
Navy, Plot: D-2038, buried 04/11/1986
Felix Calhoun Goings, b. 08/07/1927, d. 11/27/1980, US
Army, Sp3, Plot: O 0-1557, buried 12/08/1980
Bright E Goins, b. 01/08/1914, d. 05/29/1975, US Air Force,
SSgt, Plot: A-02248, buried 06/03/1975
Charles Eulas Goins, b. 01/09/1906, d. 02/13/1980, US Air
Force, Pfc, Plot: P-01109, buried 02/21/1980
Andrew D. Gowen, b. 06/01/1894, d. 08/28/1982, US Army,
Cpl, Plot: C 01128, buried 08/30/1982
Dennis Allen Cecil Gowen, b. 03/31/1940, d. 02/05/1997, US
Army, Pfc, Residence, Ashland, OR, Plot: 2 03301, buried
Faye Marie Gowen, b. 11/02/1904, d. 05/08/1994, US Army,
Pfc, Residence, Sublimity, OR, Plot: C 01128, buried
Donald L. Gowins, b. 09/24/1930, d. 03/28/1968, US Army,
Pfc, Plot: S 01309, buried 04/02/1968
John Mason Gowins, b. 02/13/1915, d. 10/12/1971, US Navy,
Seaman 2nd, Plot: T 0 313, buried 10/19/1971
Dr. David Gowing, Portland, Oregon was listed in the 1969 “American Medical Directory.”
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OREGON
Lynn Goyne, white, was born August 26, 1899 in Tallamook County. He registered for the draft during World War I in St. Michael County, Alaska.
UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON
F. S. Gowan and Marian Gowan were witnesses to the marriage of John F. Porter and Mary F. angel November 13, 1876, according to Umatilla County marriage records.
Walter James Goyne was born in Pendleton, Oregon May 29, 1897, according to his draft registration for World War I. He was living in Nome County, Alaska at that time.
WASCO COUNTY, OREGON
Ruth Goen was a member of The Dalles High School graduating class of 1956. A 45th reunion of the class was held in September of 2001. Mrs. Ruth Goen Lantis returned for the reunion, according to a news story and group photograph published in “The Dalles Chronicle” September 19, 2001.
First Lieutenant A. W. Gowan of Company I, Oregon National Guard submitted his resignation to take effect November 1, 1890, according to “The Dalles Daily Chronicle” of December 15, 1890.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON
Mable Goyne married about 1918 to Cloyd Oliver Dawson who was born in 1893 in Banks, Oregon. He died about 1957 in Oakland, California. Two children were born to them.
WHEELER COUNTY, OREGON
Wallace Gowen Trill, white male, was born Febrary 9, 1880 in Wheeler County, Oregon according to WWI Civilian Draft Registration records.
US FEDERAL CENSUS 1820
First six columns: Free White males
First column: under 10 yrs of age
Second Column: 10 yrs of age to 16 yrs of age
Third Column: between 16 and 18 yrs of age
Fourth column: 16 to 26 including head of household
Fifth column: between 26 and 45 including head of household
Sixth column:45 yrs and upwards including head of household
Next five columns: Free White females
Seventh column: under 10 yrs of age
Eighth column: 10 yrs of age to 16 yrs of age
Ninth column: 16 to 26 including head of household
Tenth column: between 26 and 45 including head of household
Eleventh column:45 yrs and upwards including head of hsehd
Twelveth column: Foreigners not naturalized
Thirteenth column: number of persons engaged in agriculture
Fourteenth column: number of persons engaged in commerce
Fifteenth column: number of persons engaged in manufacture
Sixteenth column: males under 14 yrs of age
Seventeenth column: males 14 yrs under 26
Eighteenth column: males 26 under 45 yrs of age
Nineteenth column: males 45 yrs and upwards
Twentieth column: females under 14 yrs of age
Twenty-first column: males 14 yrs under 26
Twenty-second column: males 26 under 45 yrs of age
Twenty-third column: males 45 yrs and upwards
Twenty-fourth column: males under 14 yrs of age
Twenty-fifth column: males 14 yrs under 26
Twenty-sixth column: males 26 under 45 yrs of age
Twenty-seventh column: males 45 yrs and upwards
Twenty-eighth column: females under 14 yrs of age
Twenty-ninth column: females 14 yrs under 26
Thirtieth column: females 26 under 45 yrs of age
Thirty-first column: females 45 yrs and upwards
Gowen Eddy and Catherine Eddy, his wife, were residents of Pennsylvania in 1827 when a son was born. Children born to them include:
Isaac Eddy born in 1827
Isaac Eddy, son of Gowen Eddy and Catherine Eddy, was born in Pennsylvania in 1827, according to the research of Judy Garner. He was married about 1849 to Eliza Jane Burris in Monroe County, Ohio. Children born to them include:
Catherine Sarah Eddy born in July 1854
John Goun was described as a “private fourth class” serving in Capt. Phillip Wagoner’s Company in 1777, according to “Soldiers of the American Revolution, Philadelphia City, Pennsylvania” by Richard T. Williams
Lee Gowan was included in the Pennsylvania Pension List of 1818.
Lt. Col. James Gowan served with the Eighteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment from 1861-1865.
Nathaniel P. Gowan was listed in unit 150 of the Pennsylvania Infantry, according to the Civil War military roster.
Robert Gowan was listed in the 115th Pennsylvania Infantry, according to the Civil War Military roster.
Timothy Gowan was listed in the 5th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Artillary , according to the Civil War Muster Rolls.
Private Darius Gowen was listed in the 141st Infantry of Pennsylvania, according to the Civil War military roster.
Francis Gowen was a soldier from Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. At different times he served in the First Pennsylvania Regiment, the Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment and the Ninth Pennsylvania Regiment, according to “The Irish Contribution to America’s Independence” by Thomas Hobbs McGinniss, Jr.
After the war, he received five “final settlement certificates” from the U. S. Government acknowledging money due Francis Gowen.
To assist in financing the Revolution the Continental Congress passed a resolution guaranteeing compensation to soldiers who fought at times without pay. In accordance with the resolution, John Pierce, Paymaster General and Commission of Army Accounts, prepared and delivered to the officers and men of the army over 93,000 certificates showing the indebtedness of the Government to each man.
According to the “Report of Daughters of the American Revolution” it was not practical to consolidate into one certificate all of the amounts due each particular soldier, and several certificates on account of separate items of indebtedness, in some cases for as small a sum as $1, were issued to the same man. In addition to arrearages of monthly pay and payments on currency depreciation account, there was due to the soldiers in the Continental Army at the close of the war what was known as commutation pay. This arose from a promise made in 1776 providing that the end of the war seven year’s half pay would be granted to officers and $80 to soldiers who served to the end.
This issue of certificates began July 11, 1783 and was practically completed by September 15, 1785. A few additional certificates were issued up to May 1787 and possibly later.
On September 30, 1796 the Register of the Treasury reported that on January 1, 1791 the total amount of Army certificates amounted to $10,967,145.52
The certificates were issued only to officers and soldiers of the Continental Line. It did not include militiaman who were paid by their respective states. Since South Carolina was “at outs” with the federal government at that time, no South Carolinians were included in the “final settlement certificates.”
Three certificates were issued to Francis Gowen and two certificates were issued to “Francis Gowen.” It is possible that there were two different individuals with similar names, particularly since both drew $80 commutation pay. However researchers generally feel that all five certificates went to the same individual.
“Francis Gowan” probably enlisted in the First [Penn-sylvania?] Regiment commanded by Col. D. Brodhead shortly after the beginning of hostilities. He received a “final settle-ment certificate No. 74964, for $40.60 and another for $80.00 commutation pay for his service in the First Regiment.
He received a certificate No. 68249 for $33.30 for services in the Ninth [old] Pennsylvania Regiment to January 1, 1781. He received certificate No. 70434 for services under the command of Col. Butler in the 5th [old] Pa. Regt. for $76.00 and Certificate No. 70460 for commutation pay to January 1, 1783 in the Fifth Pennsylvania Regiment.
Francis Gowen appeared on the roster of Gen. Anthony Wayne’s “Legion of the United States, 1792-1796.”
“Pvt. Francis Gowan” received Bounty Land Warrant 9426 for 100 acres of land. The warrant was issued September 4, 1817 with the notation “no papers.”
On July 20, 1819 he applied for a Revolutionary pension in Wayne County, Michigan Territory, and Pension No. S34902 was granted to him. He remained there in 1821, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White.
First Lieutenant George W. Gowen enlisted in the Civil War on September 11, 1861, according to the Civil War military roster.
Henry Gowen served as a private in the First Regiment of the Pennsylvania Continental Line during the Revolutionary War, according to “The Irish Contribution to America’s Independence.”
James Gowen enlisted in the Civil War on September 18, 1862, according to the Civil War military roster.
John Gowen was the recipient of two “final settlement certificates” from the U. S. Government for his services as a Revolutionary soldier. He received Certificate No. 73813 for services in the First [Pennsylvania?] Regiment under Col. Broadhead. Certificate No. 83072 for $22.87 was issued to “John Gowan” for services in the Old Congress Regiment of Pennsylvania for service to July 1, 1871.
Nathaniel Gowen enlisted in unit 150 of the Pennsylvania Infantry on August 30 1862, according to the Civil War military roster.
Robert Gowen enlisted in the Civil War on March 6, 1862, according to the Civil War military roster.
Private Thaddeus T. Gowen was listed in the 127th unit of the Pennsylvania Infantry, according to the Civil War military roster.
Thomas Gowen, assumed to be from Pennsylvania, received final settlement Certificate No. 32398 for $33.55. This series of certificates were given to “Sappers and miners of the United States, paid to November 4, 1783; C. Bushnell, agent.”
Private Thomas Gowen was listed in the 69th unit of the Pennsylvania Infantry according to the Civil War military roster.
The 1810 census of Pennsylvania listed two Gowen families. Andy Gowen was enumerated in Chester County and John Gowing was shown in Philadelphia County.
Corp. Timothy Gowen was listed in the heavy artillery 5th unit of the
Capt. George W. Gowen, an engineer in civilian life, had his full-length picture taken shortly after he was commissioned commanding officer of C Company in the 48th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was resplendent in his new blue uniform with all the gold trim and his sabre at his side. The photograph turned out so well that he had another made on his first leave after the victory in the siege of Ft. Macon, North Carolina.
These two photographs survive today, 133 years after the death of Capt. [later Colonel] Gowen, maintained by U.S. Army preservation specialists in a temperature and humidity controlled, acid-free environment. They are part of a collection of 27,000 photographs of Union Civil War soldiers that have been catalogued and placed online by U.S. Army Military History Institute.
Capt. Gowen was cited October 1, 1963 for outstanding ability in building a military railroad in Kentucky and promoted to major. He was appointed to the staff of Maj-Gen. John G. Parke and moved to Tennessee. He was cited for “conspicuous and gallant conduct” in the Battles of the Wild-erness, Spottsylvania Courthouse, Bethesda Church and Pet-ersburg, Virginia, according to “War Department Series,” Volumes 9, 30, 31, 42, 46 and 51.
He was named Assistant Engineer of the Army of the Ohio and made aide-de-camp to Gen. Parke who commanded the Ninth Army Corps. Lt. Col. Gowen participated in the stand-off Battle of Petersburg August 14, 1864. After his miners tunneled into the Confederate trenches and planted explosives, the stalemate was broken in one tremendous explosion. Gowen was promoted on the field to full colonel.
Three days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, Col. Gowen died [perhaps of wounds] on April 12. A statue of Col. Gowen was erected in Petersburg.
Other soldiers in the photography collection of interest to Foundation chroniclers include Sgt. David Gowen, 7th California Regiment; Pvt. Benjamin C. Gowen, Nevada Volunteer Cavalry, First Battalion; Pvt. Gowen Fowles[r?], Company H, 20th Maine Infantry Regiment and Pvt. Jacques Gowing, Company K, 36th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, according to the Institute’s website. The portraits, some full length and some head-and-shoulders view, generally were taken by professional photographers and show the soldiers in their uniforms with military insignia and accoutrement.
ADAMS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
George Goyen was recorded as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Adams County, page 475, recorded as:
“Goyen, George white male 26-45
white female 16-26
white male 16-26
white male 0-10
white female 0-10”
ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
George Gowans Cross was born April 18, 1892 in Amesville, Pennsylvania, according to “Maryland Military Men in the World War, 1917-1919.” While living in Barton, Pennsylvania he was inducted into Company C, 66th Engineers Regiment, U.S. Army. He received an honorable discharge from Ft. Dix July 12, 1919. He served overseas from June 19, 1918 to July 7, 1919.
Christopher Goin was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Allegheny County, Enumeration District 128, page 17. The family, living on Fayette Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was recorded as:
“Goin, Christopher 39, born in England
Hannah 39, born in England
Frank 1/12, born in Pennsylvania
Downing, Allice 16, born in England”
Joseph Goin was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Allegheny County Enumeration District 51, page 9, Charles Township, enumerated as:
“Goin, Joseph 53, born in Luthernges
Mary A. 39, born in Baden
Annie A. 5, born in Pennsylvania
William H. 4, born in Ohio”
Evelyn W. Goins of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania died May 15, 1999, according to her obituary in the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.”
Genie Goins was occupied as a laborer at 293 Spruce in Pittsburgh, according to the 1890 city directory.
Helen Goins, 99, died July 14, 1994 according her obituary in the “Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,” page B-6.
Richard Goins was occupied as a driver at 2933 Spruce in Pittsburgh, according to the 1890 city directory.
No members of the Gowen family were listed in the 1826 city directory of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Alexander Gowans was born in 1890 in Amesville, Pennsylvania. He was enlisted in the U. S. Army November 5, 1917 at age 27. He was promoted to corporal January 10, 1918 while serving in Company H, 313th Infantry Regiment. He was overseas from July 8, 1918 to June 2, 1919 and served in the Meuse-Argonne campaign. He was honorably discharged June 7, 1919.
Timothy Gowen, age 13, was enumerated in the household of Christopher Weldon, age 60 and Catherine Weldon, age 54 in the 1850 census of Allegheny County, Franklin Township.
Dr. Ruth Garner Goyne, Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, was listed in the 1969 edition of the “American Medical Directory.”
Margaret McGowan, an Irish emigrant, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Elizabeth, Pennsyl-vania in Allegheny County, Page 229-B:
“McGowan, Margaret, 47, white, widow, housekeeper,
born in Ireland, father born in
Ireland, mother born in Ireland
John 20, son, single, coalminer, born
in Scotland, father born in Ireland
mother born in Ireland
Neal 17, son, single, coalminer, born
in Scotland, father born in Ireland
mother born in Ireland
Margaret 13, daughter, born in Scotland,
father born in Ireland, mother
born in Ireland
James 11, son, born in Scotland, father
born in Ireland, mother born in
Joseph 7, son, born in Scotland, father
born in Ireland, mother born in
Samuel McGowan, an Irish emigrant, was enumerated as the head of a family in the 1880 census of Pittsburgh, 2nd Ward, District 3, page 551-B:
“McGowan Samuel 34, laborer, born in Ireland,
parents born in Ireland
Annie 32, wife, born in Ireland, par-ents born in Ireland
Robert 7, son, born in PA, parents
born in Ireland
Samuel 4, son, born in PA, parents
born in Ireland
Jane 11 months, daughter, born
in PA, parents born in
Robert McGowan, son of Samuel McGowan and Annie McGowan, was born in 1872 in Pittsburgh and appeared as a seven-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household. Additional information on him is being sought by Cheryl M. Gray, Orlando, Floria.
ARMSTRONG COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
John Gowan was enumerated in the 1800 census of Armstrong County, page 199 as the head of a household composed of:
“Gowan, John white male 26-45
white female 26-45
white female 10-16
white male 10-16
white female 0-10
white female 0-10
white female 0-10
white female 0-19
white female 0-10”
BEANE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
R. James Goins was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Beane County, Enumeration District 206, page 3. The family, living in Rochester, Pennsylvania, was recorded as:
“Goins, R. James 26, born in Ohio
J. Elizabeth 22, born in Pennsylvania
M. Gertie 11/30, born in Pennsylvania”
BEAVER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
George Gowan was an undertaker living in Beaver County in 1912, according to Daniel Burrows.
BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
George Gowen was employed as a puddler [converts pig iron into wrought iron] at 330 Chestnut in Reading, PA, according to the 1889 city directory.
BRADFORD COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Allan Lincoln Gowan and his wife, Millicent Adela Warring Gowan were residents of Bradford County when a son was born:
George Benton Gowan born September 17, 1936
George Benton Gowan, son of Allan Lincoln Gowan and Millicent Adela Warring Gowan, was born September 17, 1936. He was married February 21, 1953 to Beatrice Louise Humphrey. She was born April 18, 1936 in Bradford County.
Children born to them include:
William Allen Gowan born August 17, 1953
Bonnie Sue Gowan born February 23, 1956
Sherry Lynn Gowan born September 9, 1957
Deborah Ann Gowan born February 15, 1959
George Benton Gowan II born September 14, 1960
Wendy Louise Gowan born March 2, 1962
William Allen Gowan, son of George Benton Gowan and Beatrice Louise Humphrey Gowan, was born August 17, 1953 at Sayre, Pennsylvania in Bradford County. He was married May 18, 1974 to Deborah Ann Farnham. He was remarried in December 1982, wife’s name Ann. Children born to William Allen Gowan, Deborah Ann Farnham Gowan and Ann Gowan are unknown.
Bonnie Sue Gowan, daughter of George Benton Gowan and Beatrice Louise Humphrey Gowan, was born February 23, 1956. She was married August 26, 1978 to Donald Gene Miller.
Sherry Lyun Gowan, daughter of George Benton Gowan and Beatrice Louise Humphrey Gowan, was born September 9, 1957. She was married August 12, 1978 to Harry Sewalt. Later she was remarried in 1988, husband’s name Joseph.
Deborah Ann Gowan, daughter of George Benton Gowan and Beatrice Louise Humphrey Gowan, was born February 15, 1959. She was married November 17, 1979 to Allan E. West.
George Benton Gowan II, son of George Benton Gowan and Beatrice Louise Humphrey Gowan, was born September 14, 1960. He was married June 20, 1981, wife’s name Janet. Children born to George Benton Gowan II and Janet Gowan are unknown.
Wendy Louise Gowan, daughter of George Benton Gowan and Beatrice Louise Humphrey Gowan, was born March 2, 1962. She was married April 30, 1983 to Mark Wolcott.
Donna Marie Gowan was born in 1923 in Athens, Pennsylvania of parents unknown. She died July 8, 1996 in Riverside, California, according to her obituary in the July 10, 1996 edition of the “Riverside Press-Enterprise:”
“Memorial services for Donna Marie Sawyer, 73, will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Community Christian Fellowship in Riverside. She died Sunday of cancer at Alta Vista Healthcare in Riverside. Burial will be private. Arlington Mortuary in Riverside is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Sawyer, who was born in Athens, Pa., lived in Riverside 18 years. She was a homemaker for 50 years. She was a member of the Central Community Christian Fellowship for six years.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Pew of Riverside; a son, Richard Wheatley of Meshoppen, Pennsylvania, six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet Gowan O’Dell of Athens; and two brothers, James Gowan of Collinsville, Illinois and George Gowan of Sayre, Pennsylvania.”
Florence Gowin, daughter of Cameron Gowin and Carrie Johnson Gowin, was married in Bradford County to Gerald W. Smith on an unknown date.
BUTLER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
An outline of the family and siblings of George McGowan and his wife Margaret Marshall McGowan of Butler County and Beaver County, Pennsylvania was provided to the Foundation by Iris Wakeling:
2-George McGowan [born c1825]
Sp: Margaret MARSHALL (-)
3-Lyle MC GOWAN (-)
3-Mary Kinney McGowan
3-Annie MC GOWAN (-)
3-William MC GOWAN (-)
3-Elizabeth MC GOWAN (-)
3-Dennis MC GOWAN (-)
3-John M. MC GOWAN (-)
2-Lyle MC GOWAN (abt 1828-)
Sp: Levi FINNEY (-)
3-Anna FINNEY (-)
3-William FINNEY (-)
3-Minerva FINNEY (-)
3-FRANK FINNEY (-)
3-Lizzie FINNEY (-)
3-Jack FINNEY (-)
3-Edward FINNEY (-)
3-Olive FINNEY (-)
3-Pearl FINNEY (-)
3-Harry FINNEY (-)
3-Ike FINNEY (-)
3-Myrt FINNEY (-8 Jan 1930)
2-William MC GOWAN (abt 1830-)
Sp: Amanda SARVER (22 Jan 1847-) Have found marriage for these.
3-Andrew MC GOWAN (-)
2-George MC GOWAN (1837-)
2-Isaac MC GOWAN (1844-)
2-Delilah MC GOWAN (1846-)
2-Catharine Ann MC GOWAN (1847-)
2-Calvin MC GOWAN (1849-)
CAMBRIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Louise V. Gowen was born in Gallitin, Pennsylvania July 15, 1926. In 1956 she lived at 2004 Arizona, El Paso, Texas. She was married July 15, 1956 to Joseph R. Suckinos who was born December 6, 1925 at Armsbury, Pennsylvania, according to Dona Anna County, New Mexico Marriage Certificate 36556. The marriage was preformed in Las Cruses, New Mexico. Joseph R. Suckinos was a member of Battery E, 2nd G.M. Ft. Bliss, Texas.
CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Mary Gowan was born about 1720, place and parents unknown. She was married about 1736 in Chester County to John Woody III who was born in 1715, according to a message written January 12, 1998 by Michael A. Woody, a descendant of Yucaipa, California. It is believed that they were Quakers. Mary Gowan Woody apparently died early in their marriage, perhaps in childbirth. Some uncertainty exists as to the date of her death.
John Woody III was remarried December 27, 1738 at St. George Parish, Baltimore County, Maryland to Mary Lindley who was born September 4, 1717 at New Garden Monthly Meeting in Chester County. They were disowned by the Quakers for “marrying out of unity.”
John Woody III bought 60 acres in Baltimore County, Mary-land in 1739 and sold it in 1754. He gave his occupation as “House Carpenter.” Likely he moved to Orange County, North Carolina about that time. He was listed in the Orange County, North Carolina tax list in 1755. His brother-in-law Thomas Lindley had moved there in 1753.
John Woody received a land grant of 374 acres in Orange County from the Earl of Granville on August 15, 1759. The land lay on the south side of the Haw River and provided a ford across the river. He later operated a ferry on the stream during the Revolutionary War. Years later a bridge was con-structed at the site of the ferry. Woody’s Ford was in the vi-cinity of where Mary’s Creek entered the Haw River, placing it three miles south of the Saxapahaw, North Carolina.
The property was surveyed May 12, 1756 by William Chur-ton, surveyor, according to Orange County Patent Book 12, page 52. Thomas Lindley and Francis Jones were the sworn chain carriers, and W. Churton and William Few were wit-nesses, according to Margaret Hofmann in “The Granville District of North Carolina 1748-1763.”
Vivian Woody wrote in “Stream of Time 1638-1975” “The legal description of the land read, ‘Beginning at a hickory at the river and running thence west 40 chains to a white oak, thence south 75 chains to a white oak, thence east 55 chains to a hickory, thence north 26 chains to Haw River thence up the various courses of the said River to the first Station.’”
Helen White DeWaard wrote in “John White of Virginia and North Carolina” “In 1759 John Woody received a grant from the State of North Carolina for 374 acres on the south side of Haw River, just above a confluence of the Mary’s Creek. The south end of a ford was on their land, and John built and operated a ferry there. Present-day location of this land grant is about 20 miles southwest of Hillsboro, North Carolina now known as Saxapahaw.”
Algie I. Newlin wrote in “Friends at the Spring, A History of Spring Monthly Meeting,” “John and Mary Woody and their children were in the second wave of immigrants to reach the limits of what became Spring Monthly Meeting. They ac-quired a tract of land on the south side of Haw River and just above the confluence of Mary’s Creek with that stream. The south end of a ford across Haw River was on their land. It came to be known as Woody’s Ford; Woody’s Ferry was near, and later Woody’s Bridge was built. The remains of the pillars and abutments of the bridge are still visible.”
John Woody III died in 1762 in Orange County. Later Mary Lindley Woody removed to Blount County, Tennessee where she died May 21, 1795. She was buried there at Friendsville Cemetery. Nine children were born to John Woody III and Mary Lindley Woody. Children born to Mary Gowan Woody include:
Joseph Woody born in 1748
Joseph Woody, son of John Woody III and Mary Gowan Woody, was born in 1748, according to Sal Schwartz, a descendant. He died in 1815. Children born to him include:
Samuel Woody born September 12, 1770
Samuel Woody, son of Joseph Woody, was born September 12, 1770. He died in Maury County, Tennesseee in 1855.
Thomas Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Chester County, Enumeration District 86, page 27. The family, living on Dayton Street, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, was recorded as:
“Gowen, Thomas 30, born in Pennsylvania
Bridget 30, born in Pennsylvania
George 2, born in Pennsylvania
Andrew 1, born in Pennsylvania
Joseph 2/12, born in Pennsylvania”
Andy Gowen was enumerated in the 1810 census of Chester County as the head of a household.
John Gowen was recorded in the 1800 census of Chester County, page 905 as the head of a household composed of:
“Gowen, John white male over 45
white female over 45
white male 16-26
white female 26-45
white male 16-26
white female 16-26
white female 10-16
white male 0-10
white male 0-10
white male over 45
white male over 45
Paula Gowen was serving as the clerk of the Register of Wills and clerk of the Orphans’ Court in West Chester, Pennsylvania for Chester County in 2004.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Amelia Gowan was born about 1838 in Centerville, New York, a town that is not found in 2000. She was living in Crawford County about 1858 when she was married to Ira C. Pitcher as his second wife. He was born in 1830 in Cattaruagus, New York to W. S. Pitcher and Jane Ackerman Pitcher.
They lived on a 160-acre farm near Farmington, Pennsylvania. Children born to them include:
Ralph N. Pitcher born about 1860
Frank B. Pitcher born about 1862
Eva M. Pitcher born about 1865
Putnam L. Pitcher born about 1868
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
No member if the Gowen family [or spelling variations] were listed in “Tax Lists, Cumberland County Pennsylvania, 1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1762, 1763, and 1764” by Merri Lou Scribner Schaumann.
Gowan Beatty was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Crawford County:
“Beatty, Gowan, Free white male 26-45
Free white female 26-45
Free white male 16-26
Free white male 16-18
Free White female 0-10”
DAUPHIN COUNTY, PENNSYLANIA
Williams Goins was listed as a laborer residing at 113 Cowden in the 1887-90 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania city directories.
The obituary of Mrs. Mary L. Gowen Downs was published in the “Harrisburg Evening News” January 30, 1995:
“Mary L. Downs, 75, of 150 Rodney Lane, Hampden Twp., formerly of Solana Beach, Calif., died Friday at home. She was a Methodist and a former member of Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are four sons, Thomas G. of Elizabethtown, William J. of Camp Hill, Patrick of Los Angeles and Timothy M. of Long Beach, Calif; two brothers, Garret Gowan of Laramie, Wyo., and Clarence Gowen of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters, Martha Gowen Neale of Kansas City, Mo., and Joyce Gowen Abele of Boonville, Mo.; and four grandchildren.”
Jim M’Gowen Decks Hangman
In Dauphin County in 1806
“Annals of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania” by George A. Brooks of Harrisburg, published in 1858, gives an account of James M’Gowen and James Jamison. The author writes:
“We give an account of all the executions at Harrisburg of persons convicted of murder since the establishment of Dauphin County .
Execution of James M’Gowen and James Jamison [page 214]:
James M’Gowen and James Jamison were tried and convicted by the court of Dauphin County for the mur-der of Jacob Eshleman. Monday, the 6th day of De-cember 1806 was the day fixed for their execution at Harrisburg. Jamison, however, effected his escape from durance [imprisonment], and M’Gowen was con-sequently the only one who suffered the extreme penal-ty of the law on the appointed day.
Although the day was excessively cold, a large number of both sexes assembled at an early hour about the jail, with a view to catch a sight of the unhappy culprit. About 12 o’clock, the culprit was brought of the prison, when a lane was formed by the several militia compa-nies which attended on the occasion.
Through this opening he marched with much firmness, behind the cart which contained his coffin, to the gal-lows on the public grounds, near the Arsenal. Here he expressed the desire to address the spectators, and beg-ged a little liquor to exhiliarate his spirits. As he was only thinly clad, and the weather intensely cold, some of the gentlemen on duty offered him a bottle, contain-ing about half a pint, to taste.
This he took, and before any interference could be made, he drained it to the last drop. The effect of this rather changed the tragedy to a farce.
He became enraged at the executioner, tore off part of the mask the latter had put on to conceal himself, and even knocked him down from the cart. Indeed, such was his beheavior in these, his last moments, that in a great degree eradicated that compassion which many felt for him during his confinement.
He was launched into eternity precisely at 1 o’clock p.m. Jamison was subsequntly arrested near Reading, brought to Harrisburg and likewise publicly executed on the public ground, near the Arsenal.”
DELAWARE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Joseph Gawin came from Ireland on a certificate from Edenberry Monthly Meeting dated March 10, 1730, according to “Immigration of the Irish” by Albert Cook Myers. He was received into fellowship by Concord Monthly Meeting, Delaware County, Pennsylvania “1st 2nd month, 1731.”
ELK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Adam Gowen was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Elk County, Enumeration District 136, page 26, Ridgeway Township composed of:
“Gowen, Adam 53, born in Pennsylvania
Elizabeth 49, born in Pennsylvania
Slight, Thomas 5, born in Pennsylvania”
LACKAWANA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Gowen Funeral Home was located in New Brunswick, Pennsylvnia at 233 Somerset Street in the Year 2000.
LANCASTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
“Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Abstracts, Books A-M” by R. Thomas Mayhill listed no Gowens [or spelling variations].
Ludwig Fishburn stated in his Revolutionary pension application that he served as wagoner in the fall of 1778 under Wagonmaster John McGowan. They were “engaged in conveying the public arms from Hummelstown to Philadelphia.” Hummelstown was later located in Dauphin County which was organized from Lancaster County.
LUZERNE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
William Gowan was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Luzerne County, Enumeration District 132, page 29, living at Yatesville, Pennsylvania was recorded as:
“Gowan, William 29, born in Pennsylvania
Mary 30, born in Pennsylvania
Charles 2, born in Pennsylvania”
William Gowan, Jr. was mentioned in the February 7, 1890 edition of the “Wilkes-Barre Evening Leader” as a justice of the peace at Yatesville.
Marion Gowen, a nurse, died February 3, 1935, according to her obituary in the “Hazelton Standard-Courier:”
“Marion Gowen, daughter of Mrs. Victoria Gowen, of 702 East Diamond Avenue, died at Reading at 4:05 p.m. Sunday morning. She was a graduate nurse of the Allentown State Hospital, class of 1929. Surviving are her mother and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Joseph Broski, Hazleton; Felix Gowen, state policeman stationed at Reading; Clement Gowen , Newark, N. J.; Anthony Gowen and Leo Gowen at home.
Undertaker Frank H. Bonin removed the body to the home of her mother, from where the funeral will take place at 9 am Wednesday morning. Requeim high mass in Ss. Peter’s and Paul’s Lithuanian Church at 9:30. Interment in the parish cemetery.”
Pat Gowin was injured in a mine accident June 11, 1885 in Luzerne County, according to a newspaper report.
John McGowan of Plymouth township received a license for a “quart,” according to the April 28, 1883 edition of the “Plymouth Star.”
Michael McGowan of 114 William Street, Old Forge, Pennsylvania died April 1, 1936 and was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Minooka, Pennsylvania.
Dominick M’Gowen, age 15, received a “non-fatal injury” while working in Coal Brook Tunnel June 24, 1873, according to the Pennsylvania State Miners’ Inspection Record.
LYCOMING COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Joseph Goings, a negro, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Lycoming County, Enumeration District 68, page 2. The family, living at 103 East Jefferson Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania was recorded as:
“Goings, Joseph 53, born in Maryland, negro
Annie 36, born in New York
Joseph Jr. 20, born in New York
Amanda 17, born in New York
John 15, born in Pennsylvania
James 13, born in Pennsylvania
Jacob 10, born in Pennsylvania
Joshua 6, born in Pennsylvania
Jefferson 2, born in Pennsylvania”
MC KEAN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Albert Goings of Bradford, Pennsylvania, received the transfer of an oil and gas lease from R. E. Rogers to 640 acres of land in Crockett County, Texas, on June 17, 1919, according to Crockett County Deed Book 19, page 500.
MIFFLIN COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
William Goins, an English emigrant, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Mifflin County, Enumeration District 176, page 10, Granville Township. The family was recorded as:
“Goins, William 45, born in England
Charlotte 38, born in Pennsylvania
William 6, born in Pennsylvania
James 1, born in Pennsylvania
Otto, Martha 17, born in Pennsylvania,
Apparently William Goins was married to Mrs. Charlotte Otto about 1873.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
George Gowen sold 165 acres of land in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania to John Frederick Hillegas on February 6, 1783. Montgomery County adjoins Philadelphia County.
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
George Gowen was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Northampton County, page 532, recorded as:
“Gowen, George white male 16-26
white female 16-26
white male 0-10
white male 0-10”
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Pvt. Hugh Gowen received five “final settlement certificates from the U. S. Government following his service as a Revolutionary soldier.
All five were for services in the Third Pennsylvania Regiment under the command of Col. R. Butler and were paid to November 4, 1783. Bowen & Betty were agents for Hugh Gowen in his application.
He received Certificate No. 71304 for $96,00 as “Hugh Gowan” and the other four as Hugh Gowen. Certificate No. 70937 was for $50.00. Certificate No. 71903 was for $80.00 commutation pay.
Hugh Gowen was listed in the 1790 census of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania as the head of a household composed of one person, himself. He was listed as over 16. A community known as Gowen City existed as late as 2000 in Northumberland County and was probably the site of the residence of Hugh Gowen there.
Northumberland County was created in 1772. At that time it embraced the land now divided into 27 present counties.
“Pvt. Hugh Gowan” received Land Warrant No. 9463 March 14, 1791, according to “Federal Land Series” Volume III. The land, which lay in central Ohio, was granted by the federal government for military service. The notation of “no papers” on the warrant suggest that his application might have been burned by the British. “Hugh Gowan” received Survivor’s Pension No. 46198 from the state of Pennsylvania.
“Hugh Gowans, quartermaster” appeared on the roster of Gen. Anthony Wayne’s “Legion of the United States, 1792-1796.”
Anyone familiar with Robert KEARNS, a Revolutionary War Sgt? He is
mentioned in Bell’s History of Northumberland and also there is a Sgt.
CAIRNS/CARNS who I believe is the same person, just different spelling,
mentioned in the PA Archives as a Ranger in the Northumberland Militia. He
owned property and a distillery with a John McGowen/Gowan (also a member of
the militia) in the Chillisquaque area until 1797. Robert
KEARNS/CAIRNS/CARNS is not listed in the DAR Index. I would really like to
connect him to Peter KEARNS/KERN/CARNS/CARNIS etc. of Bloom Township,
Northumberland, 1800 census. I have extensive information on him.
James Bevan Goyne, physician and medical administrator, was born at Ashland, Pennsylvania April 25, 1911, the son of John G. Goyne and Cora A. Bevan Goyne. He received a B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1933 and an M.D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1937. He was married to Jean Zemaitis August 2, 1950. In 1970 James Bevan Goyne and Jean Zemaitis Goyne lived at Morris Plains, New Jersey.
William H. Goyne, an English emigrant, was born in England in 1838. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Northumberland County, Enumeration District 144, page 91, living in Enterprise, Pennsylvania, which was recorded as:
“Goyne, William H. 42, born in England
Ann 36, born in England
William 17, born in Pennsylvania
Thomas 15, born in Pennsylvania
Frank 13, born in Pennsylvania
James 11, born in Pennsylvania
Ida 8, born in Pennsylvania
Minnie 6, born in Pennsylvania
Mabel 4, born in Pennsylvania
Charles 1, born in Pennsylvania”
John McGowan, a member of the Pennsylvania militia in the area of Chillisquaque, Pennsylvania, was a partner with Robert Kearns, a Revolutionary War sergeant in the operation of a distillery in Northumberland County, according to the research of Alice Kern.
PHILADELPHIA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Marilyn Goins attended Henry H. Houston Grade School in Mt. Airy and was graduated from W. B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences of Roxborough, Pennsylvania in 1970, according to Dolores Cobb Phifer.
“Alex Gowan, Mrs. Gowan and James Gowan” appeared on the passenger list of the “Carthaginian” which arrived in the Port of Philadelphia from Glasgow, Scotland on March 6, 1889, according to the research of Susan Sagre.
James Gowan, an unemployed sailor, was indicted in May 1900 for the murder of his aged mother, according to “Violent Death in the City, Suicide, Accident and Murder in Nineteenth Century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania” by Roger Lane.
The account read:
“It was clear that Sarah Gowan had hanged herself, and the coroner’s jury had so ruled. But James Gowan’s apparent indifference, the general disorder of their joint household, and a history of general ill will combined to make a bad impression, and the District Attorney was moved to charge that he had ‘driven’ the old woman into taking her life.
James Gowan was declared ‘not guilty’ of the murder charge.”
Francis V. Gowen and his wife, Marguerite H. Gowen, later lived in Philadelphia. Francis V. Gowen died prior to 1963. Marguerite H. Gowen, a columnist for “Catholic Standard & Times” for 30 years, died November 1, 1963 at Philadelphia, according to the “New York Times” in its November 3, 1963 edition. She had retired from writing in 1961.
Dr. George Gowen, a physician, son of Francis V. Gowen and Marguerite H. Gowen, was mentioned in the article as a survivor. Other survivors include seven grandchildren.
Anne N. Goines, negress, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 143, page 21, living at 1605 Sanson Street, Philadelphia. The family was recorded as:
“Goines, Anne 64, born in Virginia, negro
William B. 30, born in Pennsylvania
Hellan 26, born in Pennsylvania
William 9, born in Pennsylvania
Joseph 7, born in Pennsylvania
Emily 3, born in Pennsylvania
Goines, W. B. 39, born in Virginia
Stella 39, born in Pennsylvania”
Bazel N. Goines, negro, of Philadelphia, graduated in 1847 from Lafayette College at Easton, Pennsylvania, according to “The Men of Lafayette” by West. Bazel N. Goines died at Albany, New York about 1870.
Rocier Goings was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 11, page 25. The family, living at 234 Dickenson Street, was recorded as:
“Goings, Rocier 37, born in Virginia
Rachel 27, born in Pennsylvania
Clarence E. 6, born in Pennsylvania
Florence L. 4, born in Pennsylvania
Estella V. 2, born in Pennsylvania
Smith, Rachel 49, born in Maryland,
Laura 16, born in Pennsylvania,
It is believed that Rocier Goings was married to Rachel Smith about 1874, probably in Philadelphia.
Daniel Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 16, page 23. The family, living at 806 Reed Street, was recorded in Philadelphia as:
“Gowan, Daniel 27, born in Pennsylvania
Hannah 22, born in Pennsylvania
Mary J. 3, born in Pennsylvania
Annie 8/12, born in Pennsylvania”
Jane Gowan was married to Charles Grugan December 26, 1795 at Swed’s Church in Philadelphia.
Mac Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 640, page 1. He was apparently a widower living with his two children and a brother. The family, living at 2217 Oxford, Philadelphia, was recorded as:
“Gowan, Mac 31, born in Pennsylvania
John 5, born in Pennsylvania
Bessie 3, born in Pennsylvania
Gravatt 17, born in Pennsylvania”
Susan Gowan, who was born in England in 1820, was listed as the head of a household in the 1820 census of Philadelphia, Enumeration District 306, page 16. The family. living on Frankford Road, Philadelphia, was recorded as:
“Gowan, Susan 60, born in England
Work, James 25, born in PA, son-in-law
Margaret 28, born in PA, daughter
Anna Mary 2, born in PA, granddaughter”
Apparently Margaret Gowan was married to James Work about 1887.
Barney Gowen, who was born in Ireland in 1933, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 464, page 12. The family, which lived on Collgeville-Bristol Turnpike, Philadelphia, was recorded as:
“Gowen, Barney 47, born in Ireland
Ann 47, born in Ireland
Elizabeth 17, born in Philadelphia
Michael 12, born in Philadelphia
Mary 5, born in Philadelphia”
George F. Gowen was born in Philadelphia January 28, 1923. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and was discharged as a first lieutenant. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1948, and an M. D. degree from Jefferson Medical College in 1952. He was married in 1957 and in that year joined the faculty of Yale University where he remained until 1961. From 1962 through 1964 he was on the faculty of Women’s Medical College. In 1969 he was listed in the “American Medical Directory” as a resident of Philadelphia. In 1973 he was with the Surgery Department of Misercordia Hospital in Philadelphia. Four children were born to George F. Gowen.
Loretta Agnes Gowen was a senior faculty advisor at Philadelphia Normal School, William Penn High School in Philadelphia June 26, 1929, according to the 1929 graduation program.
Loretta Agnes Gowen wrote “A Study of Pulse Rate and Body Temperature of 75 Philadelphia Normal School Girls” which was published at Philadelphia in 1931. The 103-page book in indexed in National Union Catalogue.
Mary Gowen, who was born in England in 1828, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 536, page 55. The family, which lived on Collegeville-Bristol Turnpike, Philadelphia, was recorded as:
“Gowen, Mary 52, born in England
Elizabeth 15, born in Pennsylvania
Mary 9, born in Pennsylvania”
Michael Gowen, who was born in Ireland in 1833, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 390, page 3. The family which lived at 1234 North 12th Street, Philadelphia was recorded as:
“Gowen, Michael 47, born in Ireland
Delaney, Mary 67, born in Ireland
Gowen, Michael M. 21, born in Pennsylvania
Anna S. A. 17, born in Pennsylvania
Catherine E. 14, born in Pennsylvania
Thomas F. 12, born in Pennsylvania
Mary E. 9, born in Pennsylvania
Georgianna M. 3, born in Pennsylvania”
Apparently Michael Gowen arrived in Pennsylvania before 1859. Apparently Mary Gowen, husband’s name Delaney was married about 1830, probably in Ireland.
Patrick Gowen, who was born in Ireland in 1840, was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Enumeration District 614, page 7. The family which lived at 1610 Sybert Street, Philadelphia, was recorded as:
“Gowen, Patrick 40, born in Ireland
Anna 35, born in Pennsylvania
Margaret 10, born in Pennsylvania
James 8, born in Pennsylvania
Eleanor 6, born in Pennsylvania
Anna 4, born in Pennsylvania
John 2, born in Pennsylvania
Joseph 1/12, born in Pennsylvania”
The obituary of Thomas Gowen was published in the February 23, 1895 edition of the “Philadelphia Public Ledger.”
Dr. Henry Lytle Gowens, Jr. was born in 1884. He was graduated from Howard University and in 1908 was graduated from Hahnemann Medical College. At his death, at age 69, January 4, 1953 he was chief of the eye department of the Mercy Douglass Hospital, according to the “New York Times.”
Dr. Jean Gowing resided in Philadelphia in 1969, according to “American Medical Directory.”
John Gowing was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1810 census of Philadelphia County. John Gowing was appointed as administrator of a will in 1813 in Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia County, Will Book L, page 116. “John Goines” was appointed administrator of a will in 1834, according to Philadelphia County Will Book 10, page 155, file 318. The two administrator appointments were indexed in “Index of Wills and Administrations Records, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1682-1850” by Richard T. Williams.
William Gowing was married to Jane McCoy August 6, 1778 at the Third Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Of William Gowing and Jane McCoy Gowing nothing more is known.
Sarah McGowan arrived at the Port of Philadelphia aboard the “Hannah Thornton” June 11, 1850. With her were Samuel Gowan, age 30, Margaret Gowan, age 27, and Mary Jane Gowan age three. It is believed that a Gowan child died during the voyage.
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Richard Gowen, who was born in 1817 in Wales, was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Schuylkill County, Enumeration District 196, page 13. The family living in Mahony, Pennsylvania, was recorded as:
“Gowen, Richard 63, born in Wales
Mary 59, born in Wales
Thomas W. 39, born in Wales
Richard, Jr. 31, born in Wales
Marion 23, born in Wales, daughter
Maggie 19, born in Pennsylvania
Mary Jane 9, born in Pennsylvania”
Richard Gowen apparently emigrated to Pennsylvania between 1857 and 1863.
Gowen Post No. 22 of the Grand Army of the Republic had a number of Civil War soldiers who attended a Battle of Gettysburg reunion, according to a front-page newspaper article in the September 26, 1910 edition of the “Pottsville Republican:”
“Soldiers Off for Gettysburg
The following members of Gowen Post, No. 22 G.A.R. accompanied by their wives left this morning for Get-tysburg where they will attend the unveiling of the monument erected by the State tomorrow. The unveil-ing will be marked with appropriate exercises. Those who left today were Capt. John T. Boyle, Hugh Steven-son, Benjamin Jenkins, Arthur Branigan, Ethan Cran-dall, Thomas Williams, David C. Pritchard, George Foltz, John C. Crosland, William McGrone [or McGlone], John McGlone, Henry Groatman, Chas. P. Potts, Penrose Smith, Emanuel Templin, George Hol-der, Francis Shollenberger, Chas. Shelly and Chas. Fisher, David Mellon, Wm. Miller and Robert Thomas.”
This appears to refer to the massive monument on the battlefield that contains the name of every Pennsylvania soldier who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg.
A. Howard Goyne, son of Arthur H. Goyne and Maude Koepke Goyne, was born in 1910 in Ashland, Pennsylvania. He was married to Marie Evans about 1933. She died in 1986. They had lived in Somerset, New Jersey and in Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania. He died March 4, 2001 at the age of 91, according to his obituary in the “Hazelton Standard-Speaker” of March 6, 2001. He died at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was buried in Fountain Springs. He was vice-president of Goyne Pump Company in Ashland.
SOMERSET COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Four Goan children are believed to have been orphaned in Somerset County about 1837, according to the research of Caroline Reece Kimsey of Franklin, North Carolina. She reports that families by the name of Gohn, Goin and Goon were enumerated in the 1840 census of Somerset County, but there is no evidence to relate the orphans to any of these households in 1840.
The orphans are identified as:
Andrew Goan born about 1826
Peter Goan born January 22, 1832
Emmanuel Goan born about 1834
Ella Goan born about 1836
Andrew Goan was born about 1826, probably in Somerset County. He was probably “bound out” by the Somerset County Court about 1837 to serve an apprenticeship. He was married by 1859, wife’s name, Jane L.
Andrew Goan was listed as the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Henry County, Iowa, Enumeration District 95, page 18, Center Township, living on White Street in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa:
“Goan, Andrew 53, born in Pennsylvania
Jane L. 48, born in Pennsylvania
Lola M. 20, born in Iowa
Rushton 14, born in Iowa
Belmont J. 10, born in Iowa
John T. 5, born in Iowa
Blanch 3, born in Iowa”
Andrew Goan was listed as an intervenor in some suits filed against “Rush A. Goan,” regarded as Rushton A. Goan, son of Andrew Goan, in Henry County, according to a news item in the November 10, 1897 edition of “Mt. Pleasant Weekly News:”
“National State Bank vs. R.A. Goan and Andrew Goan intervenor, attachment. Settled as to intervention of Andrew Goan.
First National Bank, T.L. Beers, Jas. B Hart and Leed-ham & Baugh vs. R.A. Goan and Andrew Goan inter-venor, four attachment cases. Settled as to the petition of the intervention of Andrew Goan. Default against R. A. Goan and attached property ordered sold.
J. H. Sweeney and Mary Bresnahan vs. R.A. Goan, Andrew Goan and J. H. Wallbank, damages. Defend-ants’ demurrer overruled.
Rush A. Goan vs. W. H. Whitney et al, foreclosure. Settled and dismissed.”
Of Andrew Goan, Jane L. Goan and their descendants nothing more is known.
Galen & Goan, Abstractors were mentioned in an article in the February 5, 1896 edition of “Mt. Pleasant Weekly News.” They were also shown as a law firm.
Peter Goan, second of the orphans, was born January 22, 1832 in Somerset County, according to an article written by a son, Orrin Sylvester Goan describing the family’s trip to California in 1864. The article, retained by Caroline Reese Kimzey, mentions that Peter Goan was accompanied on the trip by a brother “Emmanuel Goan” and a younger sister, “Ella Goan” who died during the trek. The obituary of Peter Goan identifies him as “an orphan while still a young child and that he served an apprenticeship of nine years.”
At the age of 22, in 1854, Peter Goan removed from Somerset County to Chicago, Illinois. After a brief stay, he arrived in Dubuque County, Iowa in April 1855. He was married there November 1, 1855 to Emily Jane Cain who was born April 16, 1835 in Lafayette, Indiana. She was the daughter of Paul Cain and Anna Maria Price Cain who had also moved to Dubuque.
Paul Cain was a New York native and had married Anna Maria Price in Cincinnati in 1828, according to Marilyn Dale, a Cain researcher. He appeared as the head of a household in the 1836 Territorial Census of Dubuque.
Children born to them include:
Louisa Cain born about 1830
Sarah Elizabeth Cain born about 1833
Emily Jane Cain born April 16, 1835
Thomas Benton Cain born about 1838
Orrin Reese Cain born about 1841
Eugenia Cain born about 1844
Laura Cain born about 1848
In 1860, Peter Goan appeared in the Dubuque city directory and in the federal census of Dubuque County with two children. In the 1860s, Peter Goan was superintendent of woodworking shops and railroad repair shops in the Dubuque area. In 1864, perhaps at the instance of a younger brother, Peter Goan was influenced to make a trip to California. He was saddened by the unfortunate events on the trek to California and soon returned to Dubuque.
His family reappeared in the 1870 census of Dubuque, and Peter Goan was the subject of a biographical sketch in “History of Dubuque County, Iowa” published in 1880.
Peter Goan was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Dubuque County, Enumeration District 176, page 11, Julian Township, living on Race Street in Dubuque, Iowa:
“Goan, Peter 47, born in Pennsylvania
Emla 44, born in Ohio
Sylvester 21, born in Iowa
Lola 18, born in Iowa
Walter 12, born in Iowa
Nettie 9, born in Iowa
Mabel 4, born in Iowa
Harry 1, born in Iowa”
About 1887, Peter Goan removed to LaGrange, Illinois and built a home there that was still occupied in 1990, according to Caroline Reece Kimsey. In 1887, he was employed by Kennedy Biscuit Works. He retired from the firm in 1902. The couple observed their 50th wedding anniversary in 1905 “with an elegant affair at their home,” according to a newspaper account of the occasion. Peter Goan died August 22, 1911 and was buried in Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, Illinois. Emily Jane Cain Goan died there December 16, 1921 and was buried beside her husband.
Children born to Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan include:
Emma F. Goan born in 1856
Orrin Sylvester Goan born April 15, 1859
Lola E. Goan born August 24, 1861
Walter U. Goan born about 1867
Nettie M. Goan born in 1871
Mabel M. Goan born about 1875
Harry Goan born in 1879
Emma G. Goan, daughter of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born in 1856 in Dubuque. She was married September 12, 1878 to George T. Garth.
Orrin Sylvester Goan, son of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born April 15, 1859. He was recorded in the 1880 census as a 21-year-old in his father’s household. He was married December 17, 1884 to Annabell Adams. Children born to Orrin Sylvester Goan and Annabell Adams Goan are unknown.
Lola E. Goan, daughter of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born August 24, 1861 in Dubuque. She appeared at age 18 in the 1880 census. She was married November 24, 1880 to James Joseph Lee who was born December 25, 1853. He was a son of Charles Carrolton Lee and Evaline Atwell Merrill Lee. He died in Dubuque February 19, 1934, and she died there February 16, 1946.
Children born to them include:
Norman Leslie Lee born November 3, 1892
Norman Leslie Lee, son of James Joseph Lee and Lola E. Goan Lee, was born November 3, 1892 in Dubuque. He was married there June 5, 1918 to Mary Elizabeth “Mayme” Winner who was born May 4, 1895 in Jackson County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Charles Edgar Winner and Ellen “Ella” Belknap Winner. Mary Elizabeth “Mayme” Winner Lee died May 15, 1926 in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Norman Leslie Lee died in Davenport, Iowa December 16, 1952.
Children born to them include:
Lorraine Anita Lee born May 7, 1919
Lorraine Anita Lee, daughter of Norman Leslie Lee and Mary Elizabeth “Mayme” Winner Lee, was born May 7, 1919. She was married December 26, 1934 in Dubuque to Thomas Grady Reece who was born September 5, 1903 in Macon County, North Carolina.
Children born to them include:
Caroline Reece born April 18, 1937
Caroline Reece, daughter of Thomas Grady Reece and Lorraine Anita Lee Reece, was born April 18, 1937. She was married about 1958, husband’s name Kimsey.
Walter U. Goan, son of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born about 1867 in Dubuque. He appeared as a 12-year-old in the 1880 census of his father’s household. He removed to New York City and died there of pneumonia November 14, 1917.
Nettie M. Goan, daughter of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born in 1871. She was accidentally killed September 16, 1885 and was buried in Dubuque. Later the body was exhumed and reburied in Bronswood Cemetery at Oak Brook, Illinois.
Mabel M. Goan, daughter of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born in 1875. She appeared as a four-year-old in the 1880 census. She died March 31, 1894 and was buried in Bronswood Cemetery as well.
Harry Goan, son of Peter Goan and Emily Jane Cain Goan, was born in Dubuque in 1879. He was married about 1904 in Chicago, wife’s name Blanche. He became an executive with National Biscuit Company. It is believed us that Nabisco Public Relations Department might supply biographical information on him. Children born to Harry Goan and Blanche Goan are unknown.
Emmanuel Goan, one of the orphans, was born about 1834, probably in Somerset County. He was married before 1859. In 1864 they made a trip to California and apparently remained there when his brother returned to Dubuque. He remained in California until about 1872 when he removed to Oregon.
“E. Goan,” a widower, suggested as Emmanuel Goan, was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Linn County, Oregon, Enumeration District 70, page 24 in East Albany:
“Goan, E. 45, born in Pennsylvania
Mary 20, born in Illinois, daughter
A. W. 19, born in Illinois, son
Ida 12, born in California, daughter
H. C. 10, born in California, son
L. S. 8, born in California, son”
SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Lydia Jane Gow was born April 2, 1845 at Hanford, Pennsylvania in Susquehanna County of parents unknown, according to Judith Bixby, a descendant. She was married December 31, 1864 to William Alexander Caruth who was born in Canada while his family was enroute from Ireland to the United States.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Mary Gowan was born in Scotland about 1785 of parents unknown and emigrated to Pennsylvania. She was married there about 1810 to Samuel Black and lived in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. Samuel Black built the first glass works in Washington County and the first flour mill. He also built a distillery for the manufacture of licensed whiskey and became wealthy.
Eight children were born to them including:
Cyrus Black born about 1813
Mary Fletcher Black born about 1820
Cyrus Black, son of Samuel Black and Mary Gowan Black, was born about 1813 at Monangahela. He became a successful surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Mary Fletcher Black, daughter of Samuel Black and Mary Gowan Black, was born about 1820 at Monangahela. She was married about 1838 to George A. Clarke who was born Aug-ust 7, 1807 at Stoney Creek, Pennsylvania in Somerset Coun-ty. He purchased Kimmel’s Flour Mill there, as well as a grist mill and a woolen mill. Later they removed to Chattanooga, Tennessee.
James Gowen appeared as the head of a household in the 1800 census of Washington County, page 748. Enumerated were:
“Gowen, James white male over 45
white female over 45
white male 16-26
white female 16-26
white male 10-16
white male 10-16
white female 0-10
white male 0-10
white female 0-10
white female 0-10”
John Fisher of Washington County applied for a Revolutionary pension in 1832. In his affidavit he stated that “Samuel Gowon and William Gowon can testify to my character” inferring that they were his neighbors.
James McGowen, with his brothers, Robert McGowen and William McGowen, settled in Washington County about 1790. James McGowen was the youngest of seven children, and in his childhood he was apprenticed to a reed manufacturer. At age 26 James McGowen was married to Abigail Harris. Sev-eral children were born to them, but only one attained adult-hood:
James McGowen born about 1795
James McGowen, son of James McGowen and Abigail Harris McGowen, was born about 1795 in Washington County. He attended Washington College and became a schoolteacher. He was married about 1818 to Mary Hughes, daughter of Daniel Hughes.
James McGowen died March 26, 1871 at the age of 92. In politics he was a Jacksonian Democrat and in religion a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Children born to James McGowen and Mary Hughes McGowen include:
Abigail McGowen born about 1820
James H. McGowen born about 1822
Elizabeth McGowen born about 1825
Mary McGowen born about 1829
Abigail McGowen, daughter of James McGowen and Mary Hughes McGowen, was born about 1820. She was married about 1838 to William Adams.
James H. McGowen, son of James McGowen and Mary Hughes McGowen, was born about 1822.
Elizabeth McGowen, daughter of James McGowen and Mary Hughes McGowen, was born about 1825. She was married about 1845 to Wilson Wiley, according to Jack Heine, a descendant of New Mexico..
Mary McGowen, daughter of James McGowen and Mary Hughes McGowen, was born about 1829.
WESTMORELAND COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
Phillip Goan was born in 1757 in York County, according to “Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files” abstracted by Virgil D. White. He enlisted there in the Pennsylvania Conentinal Line. Phillip Goan appeared in the 1790 census of York County as the head of a household of eight, according to “Heads of Families, Pennsylvania, 1790.”
“Phillip Gohn” applied for a Revolutionary pension May 17, 1834, stating that he had always lived in York County. He received Pension 6898. He died March 18, 1839.
Thomas Gowans was married November 26, 1778 to Rachel McClurg “at the Widow McClurg’s house” by Rev. James Clarkson, according to the research of Mamie Way of Fairmont, Oklahoma. The “Widow McClurg” is regarded as the mother of the bride, but could have been the bride herself.
Thomas Gowans and Rachel McClurg Gowans were residents of Hopewell, Pennsylvania in 1799. They lived at Chanceford, Pennsylvania in 1781 and 1784, according to “York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the Eighteenth Century,” Volume I by Marlene S. Bates and F. Edward Wright.
Apparently Thomas Gowans died or was incapacitated before the end of the decade. “Rachel Gowan” appeared in the 1790 census of York County, Chanceford township, page 269 as the head of a household composed of “one male over 16 [Thomas Gowans?] and four females.”
“Gowan, Rachel white female
white male over 16
An inspection of the probate records of York County would probably confirm the identity of the “one male over 16.”
Children born to Thomas Gowans and Rachel McClurg Gowans include:
Elizabeth Gowans born August 28, 1779
Katherine Gowans born June 10, 1781
Jean Gowans born April 12, 1784
Elizabeth Gowans, daughter of Thomas Gowans and Rachel McClurg Gowans, was born August 28, 1779 at Hopewell, and was baptized September 19, 1779, according to the records of Guinston [Muddy Creek] Presbyterian Church. Of this individual nothing more is known.
Katherine Gowans, daughter of Thomas Gowans and Rachel McClurg Gowans, was born June 10, 1781 at Chanceford and was baptized at Guinston July 1, 1781, according to the records of the Presbyterian church. Of this individual nothing more is known.
Jean Gowans, daughter of Thomas Gowans and Rachel McClurg Gowans, was born April 12, 1784 at Chanceford and was baptized at “the Widow McClurg’s house” April 12, 1784 by the Rev. Thomas Beverage, accoridng to Guinston Presbyterian Church records. Of Jean Gowans nothing more is known.
Robert Gowan was listed as the head of a household in the 1810 census of York County.
Charles Goen, relative of Noah Goen and Eunice Goen, died March 31, 1896 at the age of 58, according to Rhode Island death records, volume 20, page 91.
Mary E. Goen, relative of Charles Goen and Theresa Goebelle, died November 17, 1909 at the age of 68, according to Rhode Island death records, volume 23, page 206.
John C. Going, son of John J. Going and Margaret Going, was born December 3, 1896 according to Rhode Island birth records, volume 16, page 267.
Eleanor M. Gowan, daughter of George A. Gowan and Viola M. Gowan, was born October 26, 1920 according to Rhode Island Birth records, volume 24, page 288.
Eliza E. Gowan, daughter of Eliza E. Gowan, was born March 29, 1858 according to Rhode Island Birth Records, volume 7, page 51.
Mary A. Gowan, daughter of John Gowan and Catherine Gowan, was born May 31, 1853 according to Rhode Island birth records, volume 6, page 48.
Edward L. Gowen was married to Jessie Miller April 10, 1895 according to Rhode Island marriage records, volume 18, page 14. Children born to Edward L. Gowen and Jessie Miller Gowen are unknown.
No Gowens were listed in Rhode Island in its state census of 1774 or its federal census of 1790.
Timothy Gowen of Smithfield, Rhode Island joined the militia of that state about 1755 and “Marched on the alarm of August” in the “old” French and Indian War.
Eliza E. Gowing was married to George F. Packard May 12, 1870 according to Rhode Island Marriage records, volume 9, page 238.
Ezra Gowing was married to Ellen Cunningham July 3, 1854 according to Rhode Island Marriage records, volume 6, page 131. Nothing more is known of Ezra Gowing and Ellen Cunningham Gowing.
Lucy A. Gowing, member of the housenold of William Gouldin and Mary Gould, died October 11, 1840 at the age of 30, according to Rhode Island death records, volume 6, page 95.
NEWPORT COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND
Sue A. Gowen was born November 9, 1950 in Newport, Rhode Island. She was married December 30, 1969 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Beaty R. Spear, Jr. who was born February 19, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas, according to Bernalillo County Marriage Book 129, page 79361. He was stationed at Sandia Air Force Base.
PROVIDENCE COUNTY, RHODE ISLAND
Birth, death and marriage records of the city of Providence kept through 1935 were published in book form. Individuals appearing in this volume include several people of interest to Gowen chroniclers.
George B. Goen and Mabelle B. Goen were the parents of three children born in the city of Providence. Alice Goen was born February 25, 1912, according to Providence Birth Book 20, page 325. Dixon Goen was born August 26, 1913, according to Birth Book 21, page 156. Salient/Sargent Goen was born December 7, 1915, according to Birth Book 21, page 458.
Adele J. F. Going, the widow of Edward H. Going died December 2, 1903 at the age of 52, according to Providence Death Book 21, page 422.
Annie Going, the daughter of John Going and Catherine Going died June 24, 1922 at the age of 56, according to Providence Death Book 27, page 366.
Ida Going, a negro, was married to Joshua T. Johnson June 3, 1897, according to Providence Marriage Book 18, page 190.
John C. Going and Isabelle Going were the parents of four children born in Providence. John C. Going, Jr. was born April 30, 1931, according to Providence Birth Book 30, page 49. Ann G. Going was born August 1, 1932, according to Providence Birth Book 30, page 232. Margaret K. Going was born August 10, 1933, according to Providence Birth Book 31, page 85. Joseph B. Going was born February 16, 1935, according to Birth Book 32, page 17.
John H. Going was married to Margaret Toner February 11, 1896, according to Providence Marriage Book 18, page 96. John J. Going was born to them December 3, 1896, according to Birth Book 16, page 267. Margaret Toner Going died January 22, 1897 a age 29, according to Providence Death Book 20, page 154.
Mary A. Going, daughter of Michael Going and Annie Going was born January 12, 1877, according to Providence Birth Book 11, page 47.
Patrick H. Going, son of Patrick Going and Catherine Going died April 10, 1892 at age 20, according to Providence Death Book 18, page 143.
Perley L. Going, Jr, son of Perley L. Going and Mildred Going was born March 28, 1931, according to Providence Birth Book 30, page 36. He died the following day, according to Providence Death Book 32, page 48.
Ernest M. Goings, a negro, son of Albert Goings and Lula Goings was born October 1, 1892, according to Providence Birth Book 15, page 110.
George A. Gowan and Viola M. Gowan were the parents of Eleanor M. Gowan who was born in Providence October 26, 1920, according to Providence Birth Book 24, page 288.
Mrs. Silvia I. Gowan, 65, widow of Alastair C. Gowan died October 8, 2000, according to her obituary in the October 9 edition of “The Providence Journal:”
“SILVIA I. GOWAN, 65, of Fox Run, who was born in Argentina, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Alastair C. Gowan. She was a daughter of the late George Kember and Silvia T. Larrory Kember, and had lived in East Greenwich for 18 years. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Alec Gowan of Wallingford, Connecticut and a daughter, Michelle S. Gowan Judkins of Warwick. She was the sister of the late George Kember. The funeral and burial will be private in East Providence.”
Stanislaus Gowan and Phoebe Gowan were the parents of Annie Gowan who died June 26, 1878 and age 8, according to Providence Death Book 14, page 163.
Amelia Gowen, a negro, was married to Benjamin F. Allen December 17, 1900, according to Providence Marriage Book 19, page 88.
Ezra Gowen died May 26, 1855 at age 60, according to Providence Death Book 9, page 55.
Jean Gowing, the daughter of Fred Gowing and Sarah J. Gowing was born May 12, 1900, according to Providence Birth Book 17, page 38.
Louis M. Gowing was married to Bertha A. Nichols January 12, 1907, according to Providence Marriage Book 20, page 399. Of Louis M. Gowing and Bertha A. Nichols Gowing nothing more is known.
Daniel Gowins died March 10, 1864 at age 63, according to Providence Death Book 11, page 96.
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