State – Colorado
ARAPAHO COUNTY, COLORADO
George E. Gowan was married December 2, 1890 to Julia Johnson, according to Arapaho County marriage records. Children born to George E. Gowan and Julia Johnson Gowan are unknown.
Mary M. Gowan was married October 27, 1893 to Roland Chism, according to Arapaho County marriage records.
David M. Gowins was married December 24, 1894 to Beatrice Clayburn, according to Arapaho County marriage records. Of David M. Gowins and Beatrice Clayburn Gowins nothing more is known.
BENT COUNTY, COLORADO
BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO
Mary Gowan was married April 24, 1872 in Boulder County to Oscar Savory, according to Boulder County marriage records.
CHAFFEE COUNTY, COLORADO
J. E. Gowan was a resident of Poncha Springs, Colorado, ac-cording to the 1962 telephone directory of Salida, Colorado.
W. H. Gowan lived at 748 Avenue G, Salida according to the 1962 telephone directory.
Brenda Gowen was born April 4, 1957 in Lyons, New York. She wrote May 30, 2003 that she was living in Salida, Color-ado.
DENVER COUNTY, COLORADO
Ruben H. Going was listed as the head of a household in the 1880 census of Denver, living at 323 Blake Street, enumeration District 1, page 42.
The household consisted of:
“Going, Ruben H. 31, born in Canada
Anna A. 29, born in Ohio
Ethel M. 6/12, born in Colorado”
Grace Going of Denver served in the U. S. Navy during World War I as a nurse, according to “Colorado Soldiers in World War I.”
Archie R. Gowan was a clerk for R. G. Dun & Company residing in Denver, Colorado in 1890 according to the city directory.
George Gowan was a hostler for City railway residing at 1748 Wynkoop in Denver, Colorado in 1890 according to the city directory.
Gowan resided at 1008 Larimer in Denver, Colorado in 1890 according to the city directory.
Edward H. Gowen, retired, and his wife May Gowen, lived at 1411 Lafayette, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
Florence M. Gowen, the widow of Ben A. Gowen, lived at 2870 South Grant, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
Mrs. Helen Gowen, retired, lived at 200 East Ellsworth Avenue, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
John B. Gowen, retired, lived at 500 Lowell Boulevard, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
John W. Gowen, a contractor, and his wife, Elsie A. Gowen, lived at 1595 South Bellaire, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
Keith Gowen lived at 932 Corona, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
Louis Gowen, a public service employee and his wife, Irene E. Roedel Gowen, lived at 2575 South Clayton, according to the 1965 city directory of Denver.
Mitch Gowen was born and raised in Denver about 1958, ac-cording to his website created April 17, 1996. He was gradu-ated from Denver Lutheran High School in 1978 and enrolled in Corcordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska in the pre-seminary program.
In 1983 he was married to Nancy Sonheim, his childhood sweetheart. In 1986 he was graduated with a BA degree and was enrolled in the Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He served his vicarage at Holy Cross Lu-theran Church in Los Gatos, California and later became as-sistant pastor of Lutheran Church of our Savior at Cupertino, California. In 1996, he was pastor of Lutheran Church of our Savior at Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii.
Children born to Mitch Gowen and Nancy Sonheim Gowen include:
Molly Elizabeth Gowen born in 1991
Micah Sterling Gowen born in 1992
Katie Ann Gowen born in 1995
EL PASO, COUNTY, COLORADO
Gerald R. Goings lived at 1730 Luna Drive, Fountain, according to the 1971 city directory.
David D. Goins lived south of Colorado Springs, according to the 1971 city directory of Fountain.
Larry Gowan and Chong Suk Gowan lived at 4001 Old Pueblo Road, Fountain, Colorado, according to the 1971 city directory.
Charles Gowen, an aircraft mechanic, and his wife, Linda Gowen lived at 133 Williams Street, according to the 1966-1967 city directory of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Gary L. Gowen, an aircraft mechanic, and his wife, Janis Gowen, a data processor, lived at 330 Pilot Knob Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado, according to the 1966-1967 city directory of Colorado Springs.
Otto S. Gowen, an aircraft mechanic, and his wife, Audrey Gowen, an assembler, lived at 3357 West Kiowa Street, according to the 1966-1967 city directory of Colorado Springs. Michael Gowen, U. S. Army, also lived at 3357 West Kiowa Street, according to the directory.
Patrick R. Gowen and his wife, Kath M. Gowen, lived at 16 Minnehaha Street, Manitou Springs, according to the 1966-1967 Colorado Springs, city directory.
Victor S. Gowen, a laborer for Cold Concrete, and his wife Oleta Gowen, lived at 925 North Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, according to the 1971 city directory.
FOWLER COUNTY, COLORADO
Pvt. Samuel George Goins of Fowler County serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I, according to “Colorado Soldiers in World War I.”
LAKE COUNTY, COLORADO
George Goens was listed as a machinist residing at 502 North Alder in the 1886 Leadville city directory. He was listed as an engineer residing at 211 East 8th in the 1889 Leadville city directory.
Charles F. Gowen was listed as a laborer employed by A. H. Meyers residing at 319 East 6th in the 1885 Leadville city directory. He was listed as a teamster for the Morning Star Mine in the 1886 Leadville city directory.
Frank E. Gowen was listed as a wagon maker residing at 516 Harrison Avenue in the 1882 Leadville city directory. He was listed as an engineer residing at 319 East 6th in the 1885 direct-ory. He was later listed as a carpenter employed by the Morn-ing Star Mine in the 1886 Leadville city directory. In the 1888-89 directories he was listed as residing at 420 East 7th.
James Gowen was listed as a miner residing at 310 East 5th in the 1883 Leadville city diretory.
James H. Gowen was listed as a mine superintendent residing at 506 East 8th in the 1883-84 Leadville city directories. He was later listed as residing at Spruce on the southwest corner of Elm in the 1886-87 leadville city directories. In 1887, he was listed as a grocer.
John J. Gowen was listed as a miner residing at 610 Harrison Avenue in the 1890 Leadville city directory.
James Goyne was listed as a miner residing at the Grand Pacific Hotel in the 1886 Leadville city directory.
LARIMER COUNTY, COLORADO
Aubrey W. Gowen of Loveland served as a infantry private during World War I, according to “Colorado Soldiers in World War I.”
Kathie Gowen was married December 7, 1977 in Mesa, Ari-zona to Harold Porter “Bud” Myers, according to his obituary in the “Loveland Reporter-Herald” in its edition of May 2, 2001.
“Harold “Bud” Porter Myers, 56, formerly of Loveland, died April 22, 2001, at Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona of complications of a rare lung disease. He was born June 30, 1944, in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania to Char-les Richard Myers and Lenora May Porter Myers. He worked as a mechanic and carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Kathie Gowen Myers of Loveland; sons Harold W. “Bud” Myers of Peoria, Arizona, Tad L. Hendrickson of Killeen, Texas, and Ralph Louis Taylor of Omaha, Nebraska; daughters Tamara Bellinger of Phoenix, Arizona, Sherry Stitt of Newcastle, Pennsylvania, and Tess L. Swenson and Jewell Myers of Loveland.
Condolences may be sent to the wife at 1439 Sylmar Place, Loveland, 80537, or to his son, Bud Myers, at 8713 W. Ironwood Drive, Peoria, Arizona, 85345.”
MESA COUNTY, COLORADO
Edgar A. Gowen of Grand Junction, Colorado served as a private in the Engineers during World War I, according to “Colorado Soldiers in World War I.”
ROCKY FORD COUNTY, COLORADO
Corp. Louis Goins of Rocky Ford County served in the American Transportation Branch of the U.S. Army during World War I, according to “Colorado Soldiers in World War I.”
SUMMIT COUNTY, COLORADO
John Gawon was the head of a household enumerated in the 1880 census of Summit County, Enumeration District 108, Page 4, Precinct 6, listed as:
“Gawon, John 41, born in Canada
Virginia 41, born in Canada
Eugene 11, born in Illinois
Eugenia 9, born in Illinois
Lizzie M. 8, born in Illinois”
Clay W. Vaden, a writer for the Works Progress Administration Life Histories Collection wrote a series of articles entitled “Old Days in Kingston Mine Area” during the 1930s. One article featured Cobe Goins, a 90-year-old freighter who was interview by Vaden.
“Ox teams were not so fast as the trucks used now to haul ore from the mines,” observed Cobe Goins, “but they got the ore out.”
Goins drove ten yokes of oxen to freight wagons of seven tons capacity and with tires four inches wide. He later replaced the oxen with 12 teams of mules to each wagon. Goins hauled ore from the paying mines in Kingston district, among them the Brush Heap, Gypsy, Blackie, Lady Franklin, Bulloin, U.S, Cumberland, Calamity Jane, Keystone, and numbers of others.
When a $1,500 nugget was picked up at Blackie mine, seven miles north of Kingston, a rush to that district followed. The Bridal Chamber mine at Lake Valley was one of the best paying in this section of the State. Blocks one yard square of almost pure native silver were often taken from this mine, and it has been roughly estimated that it produced ore worth between five and seven millions of dollars.
“There was danger in freighting such rich shipments,” said Goins, “and I always had a guard armed with a double barreled shotgun and two six shooters on my wagons, until the ore was placed on the cars in Lake Valley.”
Goins recalls how the knowledge of ores was responsible for the amassing of a small fortune by Dennis Finley, now a resident of Denver. According to Goin’s story, a Judge Holt had a lease on and was foreman of the Virginia mine, while Finley was one of the 30 workmen, although he had been foreman of another mine and was a practical mining man. One day Finley picked up a rich piece of ore and said to Judge Holt, “This is worth saving.”
Judge Holt, replied, in effect, that if he wanted any advice, he would ask for it, and continued to throw [$300-a-ton] rock over the dump. Finley was given his ‘time’ in a few days. He obtained a lease from the Virginia Mine Company and hauled 13 carloads of high grade ore from the dump. He now owns a chain of stores in Denver. Before he made his stake at Kingston, he had not seen his family in five years.
Goins came to Sierra county about 1885, living first at Percha, north of Kingston. While several fortunes were taken out of the Kingston mines, he says that the big companies never found official veins, only ores in pockets and chimneys. The Virginia mine is still being worked.”