State – Hawaii
No Gowen individuals appeared in the marriage records of Hawaii prior to 1910.
H. H. Gowan was mentioned in the August 30, 1892 edition of “Hawaiian Gazette.”
“The Journal of John N. Colford” mentioned that John Gowen, 2nd mate under Capt. Wm. H. Davis, remained on the islands to collect Sandalwood; furnished information to Captain Bouchard.
George D. Gown applied for a retail license at Lahaina, Maui August 12, 1852, according to Interior Department records.
The following Gowans were listed in the 1925 Hawaiian directories:
Gowans, Louis L, salesman, Honolulu Gas Co, 717 15th Ave.
Gowans, Marion L, mgr, Brewer & Co, bldgs, 15th Avenue.