From Gowen Manuscript: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gowenrf/Gowenms097.htm
Verenard Gowin Wilson was born September 11, 1898 in Fargo, North Dakota, according to “North Dakota Military Men.” He was enlisted there April 29, 1918 and was sent to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri where he served in the Quartermaster Corps as a freight handler. He was discharged there March 25, 1919 as private.
TOWNER COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA
Edna B. Gowen, rancher or cowgirl is believed to have lived in Cando, North Dakota in June 1901, according to the research of Sally Green.
WALSH COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA
Lawrence Russel Gowan was born October 19, 1897 at Ardoch, North Dakota, according to “North Dakota Military Men in the World War, 1917-1919.” He was inducted into the U.S. Army October 14, 1918 and sent to the University of Minnesota. There he served in the Students Army Training Corps until he was discharged December 12, 1918.