State – Utah

From Gowen Manuscript:



Frank Gowan was listed as a teamster residing at 448 North Sixth West in the 1890 Salt Lake City city directory.
Charles Shields Gowans was born September 17, 1923 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He was graduated with a BA degree from the University of Utah in 1949. He was married in 1950. He received his PhD degree in 1957.

Later he was a professor of genetics at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri in the botany department. His household included his wife and one child.


Andrew Gowans was born in South Carolina about 1800. He, a laborer, age 60, was enumerated as the head of Household 2-2 in the 1860 census of Tooele City, Utah. He owned $75 worth of real estate and had $200 worth of personal property. He reappeared in the 1870 census of Tooele City with $500 in real estate and $200 in personal property.

Hugh Gowans, perhaps a son of Andrew Gowans, was born in South Carolina about 1832. He, a laborer, age 28, was enumer­ated nearby to Andrew Gowans in the 1860 census of Tooele County. He showed $100 in real estate and $200 in personal property. He reappeared in 1870 as the head of a household at age 37 as a farmer. He showed no real estate and no personal property.
Ephraim Gowans, son of Hugh S. Gowans and Betsy Gowans Gowans, was born at Tooele, Utah, February 1, 1868. He was married to Mary Crisman Lyman of Salt Lake City June 1, 1893. He received a B. S. degree from Brigham Young College in 1894. He received an M. D. degree from Baltimore Medical College in 1897. He was professor of zoology at Utah Agricultural College from 1897 to 1899. He was professor of anatomy at the University of Utah from 1900 to 1906. From 1919 to 1922 he was State Director of Health Education for the state of Utah. In 1926 he was listed in “Who’s Who in America.” He officed in Desert Bank Building, Salt Lake City. He was a Mormon. He was a Judge of Juvenile Court, Salt Lake City from 1906-1909. He was superintendent of State Industrial School in Ogden, Utah from 1909 to 1919. He was a lecturer in education hygiene at the University of Utah. He lived in Buckingham Apartments in Salt Lake City in 1966.

Children born to Ephraim Gowan Gowans and Mary Crisman Lyman Gowans include:

Louis Gowans
Lyman Gowans
Lois Gowans [married Beal]
Marion Lyman Gowans


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