State – Nevada
The following individuals were enumerated in the 1880 census of Nevada:
Frank Gowen was born in Louisiana about 1841 to parents who were also born in Louisiana. He, a laborer, was enumerated in 1880 in Churchill County.
Pvt. Benjamin C. Gowen, Nevada Volunteer Cavalry, 1st Battalion, a Union solider wearing a fancy uniform, was photographed in a photographer’s studio before a painted backdrop. His photograph survives today, 133 years after the end of the war, maintained by U.S. Army preservation specialists in a temperature and humidity controlled, acid-free environment. It is 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.
CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
Frank E. Gowen was born in 1904. He was married about 1927, wife’s name Olga. Both Frank E. Gowen and Olga Gowen died in July 1982 and were buried in Bunker Brothers Memory Gardens in Clark County.