State – Connecticut
No individuals of interest to Gowen chroniclers appeared in the 1830 census of Connecticut.
Samuel Goen, a 24 year old farmer, emigrated to the United States from Ireland in the fourth quarter of 1823. He was aboard a ship that docked at Passamaquoddy, Connecticut.
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
Russell L. Goings, Jr, negro son of Russell L. Goings and Rose Pegues Goings, was born at Stamford Connecticut July 5, 1932.
He was a student at Xavier University from 1955 to 1959. He was married to Mattie M. Howell June 21, 1955. He was an investment executive with Jay W. Kaufman Company, New York City from 1959 to 1961. He was with Van Alstyne Noel Company, New York City in 1961 and 1962. He was with Burns, Nordeman & Company from 1962 to 1968. He was Harlem branch manager of Sherson, Hammil & Company, Harlem, New York from 1968 to 1972, according to “Who’s Who in America in 1972-1973.” He was president of First Harlem Securities Corporation in 1972. He was a director of “Essence” magazine in New York City. He was chairman of Better Business Bureau, Harlem in 1972. He was trustee of Rider College, Trenton, New Jersey in 1972. He was manager of the first black brokerage firm on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1972 he lived in Albany, New York.
Children born to Russell L. Goings, Jr. and Mattie M. Howell Goings include:
Russell L. Goings III born about 1957
Rhodessa B. Goings born about 1960
HARTFORD COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
Victor Gowan was listed as a laborer residing at 52 Sanford according to the 1889-92 Hartford city directories.
Mrs. Catharine Gowen, 96, of Bloomfield, Connecticut died Monday, June 10, 2002 at Bloomfield Healthcare in Bloomfield, according to her obituary:
“She was born March 18, 1906 in Bloomfield. She was a member of First Congregational Church, Bloomfield at 10 Wintonbury Avenue. Services will be held Sat-urday, June 15, 2002, at 2:00 PM at First Congregation-al Church, Bloomfield. Rev. Dr. James Christopher will be officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View Ceme-tery on Saturday, June 15, at 3:30 PM.
Survivors include her son, Burton Gowen of Brattle-boro, Vermont; daughter Louise Gowen Rose of Aqua Dulce, California, daughter Mabel Gowen Chenette of Bloomfield.”
NEW HAVEN COUNTY, CONNECTICUT
Edward Harold Goin of New Haven, Connecticut, received an A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1930, according to an alumni bulletin.
William Gowan, who lived in New Haven at the time of the 1790 census was the only person living in his household and the only member of the Gowen family living in the state at that time. He was shown as a “male, over 16.” His residence was in the city of New Haven.
Lee Francis Gowen was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1944 of parents unknown. He died June 26, 2000 in Lebanon, Tennessee at age 56, according to his obituary in the “Nash-ville Tennessean:”
Mr. Gowan was born and raised in Waterbury, CT. He moved to Lebanon, TN in 1962, where he went to work for TRW Inc. on September 5, 1962. He retired October 1, 1999. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Gowen Red-mond and David Redmond and grandchildren, Alexis and Richard Redmond. He was buried in Hermitage Memorial Gardens.