Texas – Shelby County, Smith County, Somervell County

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SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

Hubert Lamar Going was born in Shelby County, January 2, 1926, according to Texas BVS File 773110.
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James A. Going was the father of an infant born in Shelby County August 31, 1917, according to BVS File 36655.
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Lenard Going was the father of an infant born September 2, 1933, according to BVS File 76426. He was also the father of an infant born February 13, 1937 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 121208.
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Travis P. Going was born March 4, 1918 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 15836.
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Alice Mae Goings was born in Shelby County March 1, 1911, according to BVS File 1208828.
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Billy J. Goings married Deborah J. Francher (18) on May 30, 1972 according to Shelby County marriage records.

Billy Johnnie Goings died September 05, 1983 according to Shelby County death records.
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Callie F. Goings died December 21, 1996 according to Shelby County death records.
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Clovis Gene Goings died December 24, 1996 according to Shelby County death records.
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Denver Parrish Goings died December 22, 1990 according to Shelby County death records.
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E. C. Goings was born in Shelby County December 28, 1926, according to BVS File 914521.

E. C. Goings was the father of an infant born March 30, 1933 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 24950. He was also the father of an infant born October 23, 1941, according to BVS File 136502.
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Gay Goings Strickland died September 26, 1981 according to Shelby County death records.
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George Goings died June 16, 1965 according to Shelby County death records.
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Glenda Ann Goings was born in Shelby County August 9, 1958, according to BVS File 171331.
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J. J. Goings was the father of an infant born December 6, 1933 in Shelby County, according to BVS File 106582.
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James J. Goings died May 19, 1977 according to Shelby County death records.

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Jane L. Goings died May 29, 1990 according to Shelby County death records.

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Jerrel Flint Goings died March 31, 1995 according to Shelby County death records.

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Jettie E. Goings died May 11, 1984 according to Shelby County death records.

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Johnnie Leo Goings died February 13, 1986 according to Shelby County death records.

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Johnny L. Goings (55) married Neda M. Adams (53) on August 18, 1975 according to Shelby County marriage records.

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Marie B. Goings died November 19, 1973 according to Shelby County death records.

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Neda M. Goings died January 23, 1977 according to Shelby County death records.

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Ricky L. Goings died November 07,1976 according to Shelby County death records.

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Thomas Frank Goings died August 14, 1968 according to Shelby County death records.

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Sarah Guynes died September 17, 1996 according to Shelby County death records.
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Sudie Guynes died January 08, 1967 according to Shelby County death records.

SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS

Bessie Goens was married to Bernice Staples May 29, 1915, according to Smith County Marriage Book 21, page 430.
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Charles Goens, a salesman at Wheelers, lived at 218 South Bois D’Arc Avenue, according to the 1937 city directory of Tyler.
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Ernest S. Goens was born about 1885, place and parents unknown.

On December 24, 1921, he was married at Calvert, Texas to Lena Blasienz, the daughter of Francis A. Blasienz and Amanda Jane Massengale Blasienz, according to Smith County Marriage Book 25, page 108. Lena Blasienz was born November 23, 1889 in Texas.

Ernest S. Goens, assistant county attorney for Smith County, and his wife, Lena Blasienz Goens, a school teacher at Douglas School, roomed at 316 west Erwin, according to the 1923 city directory of Tyler, Texas.

In 1925 Ernest S. Goens was listed as county attorney, and Lena Blasienz Goens was a teacher at the Tyler High School, still living at 316 West Erwin. Ernest S. Goens gave a deed to Mrs. James W. Goens September 1, 1926, according to Smith County Deed Book 183, page 64. They gave a deed to five acres to W. M. Boss for $800 September 22, 1926, according to Smith County Deed Book 183, page 99.

An infant was born to Ernest S. Goens and Lena Blasienz Goens and died May 20, 1928 in Smith County, according to BVS File 23123.

Ernest S. Goens “of Smith County, Texas” gave a mineral deed to W. A. Pounds and R. C. Ryarly April 10, 1930 to property in Van Zandt County, Texas, according to Van Zandt County Deed Book 205, pages 179, 180 and Deed Book 205, page 221. Consideration was $100 for one acre of land.

Ernest S. Goens continued as Smith County Attorney through 1930. He lived at 408 Bonner Avenue from 1927 until 1933.

On October 16, 1933 Ernest S. Goens received an oil and gas lease from Paul D. Smith on property in Wood County, Texas, according to Wood County Deed Book 137, page 44. He received an assignment from Ben D. Clower on Minerals in Wood County December 8, 1941, according to Wood County Deed Book 203, page 534.

In 1932 Ernest S. Goens was in private law practice under the firm name of Goens & Hutchins. From 1933 until 1935 he was with Pace & Goens, Attorneys. In 1936 the firm name was changed to Pace, Goens, & Park. In 1940 it was again Pace & Goens. In 1933 Ernest S. Goens and Lena Blasienz Goens moved to 512 West Front Street, Tyler, an address they maintained through 1947, the final entry carried for them in the city directory there.

He left an estate valued at $26,062.12, including a residence at 6006 Azalea Lane in Dallas, according to Dallas County Probate File No. 51096-C. Ernest S. Goens and Lena Blasienz Goens had no living children at the time of his death.

In January 1963, Lena Blasienz Goens lived at 7 Brooks Avenue, Eldorado, Texas. She died there February 28, 1972 of cancer, according to Sutton County Death Book 10, page 46. According to Mrs. Ernest C. Hill, a sister, she was buried in Little River Cemetery, Hearne, Texas.

The estate of Lena Goens at Sonora, who died February 28, 1972, valued at $15,000, was willed to Mrs. Ida Blasienz Hill according to Stonewall County Deed Book 250, page 243.

The estate of Lena Blasienz was administered by Ida Blasienz Hill, her sister of Eldorado, Texas, according to Smith County Deed Book 1468, page 758. Ida Blasienz Hill retained ownership of 85 acres of land in Smith County in 1973 that she inherited from her sister in October 1973.
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Goens Cummings died December 28, 1967 according to Smith County death records.
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James W. Goens was married June 5, 1940 to Mrs. Mary G. Shreves, according to Marriage Book 38, page 18. Mrs. Mary G. Shreves Goens is believed to be the subject below known as Mrs James W. Goens.

Mrs. James W. Goens received a deed from Ernest S. Goens September 21, 1926, according to Smith County Deed Book 183, page 64.

J. W. Goens and wife gave a deed to Campbell & Kay September 16, 1943, according to Smith County Deed Book 474, page 115.

J. W. Goens died May 12, 1944 in Smith County, according to BVS File 25014. Mrs. J. W. Goens died April 24, 1945, according to BVS File 18185.

J. W. Goens, Jr. gave a right-of-way deed to Smith County April 4, 1938 for a road from Lindale to Red Springs, Texas, according to Smith County Deed Book 371, page 215. J. W. Goens, Jr. received a deed from C. F. Miller May 31, 1945 to land located ¼ miles east of Lindale, according to Smith County Deed Book 510, page 120.
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John Goens was a deputy sheriff in Tyler, rooming at the Smith County Courthouse, according to the 1918 city directory of Tyler.
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John W. Goens died March 27, 1940 in Smith County, according to BVS File 11137.

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John W. Goens JR died April 29, 1974 according to Smith County death records.
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Marie O. Goens died May 24, 1972 according to Smith County death records.
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Martha Enid Goens died February 21, 1979 according to Smith County death records.
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Oren F. Goens was married to Miss Enid Bradshaw June 18, 1922 by Rev. R. E. Goens, minister, Methodist Episcopal Church, according to Smith County Marriage Book 25, page 251.
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Roland C. Goens was married to Miss Rena Bradshaw August 27, 1917, according to Smith County Marriage Book 22, page 485.

Roland C. Goens “of Smith County, Texas” gave an extension to C.W. Bradshaw on an obligation June 27, 1927, according to Smith County Deed Book 192, page 298. Roland C. Goens and his wife, Rena Bradshaw Goens, “of Harris County, Texas” gave a deed to a lot in Lindale, Texas in Dixie Gas & Fuel Company for $50 August 11, 1928, according to Smith County Deed Book 206, page 218.

Roland C. Goens gave an assignment to R. H. Weatherly December 19, 1931 on Lot 7 in a Montgomery County, Texas survey, according to Montgomery County Deed Book 135, page 401.

Roland C. Goens and Rena Bradshaw Goens of “Smith County” gave a deed to 10 acres of land located south of Lindale, Texas to Leon York June 10, 1944 for $1,000, according to Smith County Deed Book 489, page 312.

On October 17, 1945 Rena Bradshaw Goens and Roland C. Goens, “of Hopkins County, Texas” joined by Enid Bradshaw Goens and her husband, Oren F. Goens “of Pulaski County, Arkansas” gave a deed to her mother, Emma Bradshaw for three acres of land located ¼ mile west of Lindale, according to Smith County Deed Book 511, page 434.

It is believed that Roland C. Goens died about 1946. Rena Bradshaw Goens, “a widow of Wood County, Texas” received a warranty deed from C. O. Aaron May 17, 1947 to Lot 4, Block 36, Ham Addition, Mineola, Texas, according to Wood County Deed Book 306, page 56. On November 3, 1952 she sold the property to J. M. Purkett for $7,750, according to Wood County Deed Book 377, page 99.
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R. F. Goens, “a single man of Smith County” gave a deed to Wright Mallory to property at Lindale for $2,700 December 17, 1945, according to Smith County Deed Book 520, page 35.
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Barry M. Goines (25) married Barbara A. Long (23) on April 15, 1978 according to Smith County marriage records.

Barry Goines, a Department of Public Safety Trooper stationed at Tyler, was mentioned as the investigator of a traffic accident that occurred in Tyler March 19, 1996. Trooper “Barry Goins” continued at Tyler in 2001.

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Tress M. Goings died April 12, 1996 according to Smith County death records.
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Mrs. Belle Loftin Goins was sued by McMullen & Company of Tarrant County, Texas February 10, 1931, according to Smith County Deed Book 245, page 7. She was later married to M. B. Self and subsequently was a widow, according to an affidavit by George Widener dated February 10, 1931.
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Carol Goins was married to Charles H. Walker in 1954, according to Smith County Marriage Book 50, page 7.
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Clyde O’Neal Goins, a mechanic at Goforth Auto Repair, and his wife, Beulah Goins, roomed at 618 E. Erwin, Tyler, according to the 1923 city directory. He was the father of a child born Sepember 12, 1931 in Nacogdoches County, Texas, according to BVS File 113499. Clyde O’Neal Goins died June 28, 1951 in Angelina County, Texas, according to BVS File 55124.
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Miss Margia Goins was married to Joe S. McKnight May 3, 1938, according to Smith County Marriage Book 36, page 296.
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Oda Goins [also rendered as Gowens] was a student at Tyler Commercial College in 1925, rooming at 533 West Elm, according to the Tyler city directory.
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A. J. Gowan, a mechanic for AAMCO transmission, and his wife, Ann D. Gowan, lived at 2931 Chandler Highway in 1973, according to the Tyler City directory.
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Annie Ruth Gowan was married to Marshall Pell January 1, 1949, according to Smith County Marriage Book, page 125.
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Donnie Gowan, the widow of Charles Gowan, lived at 1114 North Confederate Avenue from 1960 to 1963, according to the Tyler city directory.
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James R. Gowan died March 4, 1978 in Smith County, according to Smith County death records.
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Laura Virginia Gowan died February 9, 1919 in Smith County, according to BVS File 8168.
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Vertis Gowan was married to Irma Dell Birtcher in 1969, according to Smith County Marriage book 64, page 148. Children born to Vertis Gowan and Irma Dell Birtcher Gowan are unknown.
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An infant, the eighth child of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans, was born June 21, 1934 in Smith County, according to BVS File 47360. The infant died the same day.
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Ara Gowans [female], believed to be a negro, was married to Nathaniel Simpson Aprill 11, 1942, according to Smith County Marriage Book 34, page 339.
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Bennie Charles Gowans, a twin and sixth child of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans, was born June 2, 1933 in Smith County, according to BVS Files. In 1938 he lived with his grandfather, M. B. Preston, who was appointed his guardian. In 1964 he lived in Cook County, Illinois.

Beverly Ann Gowans, daughter of Tobie Percy Gowans, Jr. and Opal Washington Gowans, was born April 5, 1945, according to Dallas County Birth Book 52, page 500. Norvel Turner, the informant, lived at 3107 Alberta, Dallas, Texas October 28, 1947.
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Dewey Gowans was married to Maggie Brown February 18, 1932, according to Smith County Marriage Book 31, page 343.

Dewey Gowans, believed to be a negro, was remarried November 27, 1936 to Nellie Wilson, according to Smith County Marriage Book 35, page 231. Of Dewey Gowans and Nellie Wilson Gowans nothing more is known.
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J. C. Gowans, third child of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans, was born in 1927. He was a twin. In 1938 he lived with his grandfather, M. B. Preston, who was appointed his guardian. In 1964 he lived in Cook County, Illinois.

J. C. Gowans, a twin and fourth child of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans, was born in 1927. In 1937 he lived with his grandfather, M. B. Preston who was appointed his guardian. In 1964 L. C. Gowans lived in Dallas, Texas, according to Smith County Deed Book 1136, page 206.
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Luther B. Gowans, assumed to be the first child of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans, was born in 1919. In 1938 he lived with his grandfather, M. B. Preston in Tyler. In 1964 he lived in Cook County, Illinois, according to Smith County Deed Book 1136, page 206. He joined his brothers at that time to convey Lots 10 & 11, Block 346, Bellwood Heights, Tyler to James R. Pierce.
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“Nellie Gowans,” negress, believed to be Nellie Gowen, lived at 1402 West Paul from 1938 to 1950, according to the Tyler city directory. She was a maid employed at the Blackstone Hotel. Nellie Gowans, “feme sole” received a deed August 17, 1949 to Lot 3, Block 13, College Heights Addition, Tyler, according to Smith County Deed Book 625, page 544. From 1950 through 1973 Nellie Gowans lived at 2120 North Gaston Avenue, Tyler, and was employed as a maid at Alamo Plaza, a cook and seamstress. She retired in 1956.
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Tobie Percy Gowans, negro, and his wife, Thibee Preston Gowans, were listed in the 1930 city directory of Tyler as a yardman living at 1704 North Ross Avenue. In 1932 and 1933 they lived at 1808 North Ross, according to the directory.

Thibee Preston Gowans was injured in a public transit vehicle accident in 1937 and died November 14, 1937, according to BVS File 57199. Tobie Percy Gowans filed suit against Tyler Transit Company and received a $1,750 settlement, according to Smith County Probate File 5830.

Apparently Tobie Percy Gowans died in 1938. M. B. Preston, his father-in-law was appointed guardian of the children.

Children born to Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans include:

Luther B. Gowans born in 1919
J. C. Gowans born in 1927, twin
L. C. Gowans born in 1927, twin
Tobe Percy Gowans, Jr. born in 1920
Willie Frank Gowans born March 19, 1932
Bennie Charles Gowans born June 2, 1933
Wilford Robert Gowans born November 19, 1935
[Infant] born & died June 21, 1934
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Tobie Percy Gowans, Jr., son of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans was born in 1920, according to his father’s probate records. His military discharge record shows that he was born in 1922 at Palmer, Texas. In 1938 he lived in Tyler with his grandfather, M. B. Preston, who was appointed his guardian. He was married about 1944 according to Opal Washington, who was born in Ferris, Texas in 1921. In 1945 she was listed as a domestic in the Dallas, Texas city directory.

In 1964 Tobie Percy Gowans, Jr. Opal Washington Gowans lived in Cook County, Illinois. Children born to them include:

Beverly Ann Gowans born April 5, 1945

Wilford Robert Gowans, seventh child of Tobie Percy Gowans and Thibee Preston Gowans, was born November 19, 1935 in Tyler, according to BVS File1298225.

In 1938 he lived with his grandfather, M. B. Preston, who was appointed his guardian. In 1953 he lived with his grandmother, Mrs. T. V. Preston, who was appointed his guardian. In 1964 Wilford Robert Gowans lived in Cook County, Illinois.

Willie Frank Gowans, fifth child of Tobie Percy Gowans, was born March 19, 1932 in Tyler, Texas according to BVS Files. In 1938 he lived with his grandfather M. B. Preston, who was appointed his guardian. In 1950 Willie Frank Gowans, a dishwasher for Manning’s Grill was listed in the city directory of Tyler living at 1704 North Ross, previously the home of his parents. Willie Frank Gowans contracted with East Texas Photo Copy March 31, 1950 to be their janitor for $40 per week, according to Smith County Deed Book 643, page 545.

Willie Frank Gowans was married to Gladys Lorene Ford October 29, 1951, according to Smith County Marriage Book 48, page 33. In 1953 Mrs. T. V. Preston, his grandmother, was appointed his guardian, according to Smith County Probate File 9485. In 1964 Willie Frank Gowans lived in Dallas, Texas.
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David B. Gowen (27) married Judit W. Vargas (29) on February 23, 1991 according to Smith County marriage records.
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Larry L. Gowen (32) married Mary A. Merrell (23) on February 13, 1982 according to Smith County marriage records.
Marle S. Gowen was married to Jane Elaine Cole in 1976, according to Smith County Marriage Book 74, page 799. Of Marle S. Gowen and Jane Elaine Cole Gowen nothing more is known.
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Robert Jack Gowen, a carpenter, and his wife, Jo Gowen, lived at 711 East Queen from 1934 to 1937, according to the Tyler city directory. In the 1936-37 edition he was described as a roofer. This individual may be Rufus James Gowan who was also a roofer and whose wife was named Josie Gowan.

Golda Gowen, possibly their child, was also living at 711 East Queen in the 1934-35 edition of the Tyler city directory.
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Lymuel C. Gowen (18) married Sharon D. Britton (19) on August 9, 1980 according to Smith County marriage records.

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Stella M. Gowen was married to Thomas P. Ross February 18, 1896, according to Smith County Marriage Book 13, page 21.
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Stephen Gowen, negro, was born in Tennessee in January 1858. He was listed as a laborer in the 1893 city directory of Tyler, Texas living at 513 Albertson Street.

He was enumerated as the head of a household in the 1900 census of Smith County, Enumeration District 98, page 14, precinct 1, living in Tyler. The household was rendered as:

“Gowen, Stephen 42, born in TN in January
1858
Emma 38, born in TN May 1862
Eldridge 20, born in TX July 1879
Dee G. 15, born in TX October 1884
Willie G. 14, born in TX February
1886
Cora 11, born in TX April 1889
Nellie B. 5, born in TX June 1894
Bertie B 3, born in TX July 1896
Nathaniel 1, born in TX September
1898”
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Dekabon Gowens, an employee of Mother Frances Hospital in 1958, lived at 1819 Confederate, according to the Tyler city directory.
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Flois Gowens was the parent of an infant born in Smith County August 18, 1927, according to BVS File 56516.
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Bobbye Lee Gowin died April 15, 1979 according to Smith County death records.
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Robert Edward Gowin died April 18, 1979 according Smith County death records.
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Miss S. E. Gowins was married August 7, 1880 to J. J. Cawroe, according to Smith County Marriage Book 38, page 435.
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Of W. A. Gowins and Oreta Ayer Gowins nothing more is known.
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Carroll Heard Goyne was born in 1898 probably in Louisiana.
He enlisted July 15, 1917 in the U. S. Army at Camp Nichols, Louisiana. He served in the Aisne Defensive in June 1918 in the Battle of Chateau Thierry during June and July 1918 and later in the Army of Occupation. During this action he received a shrapnel wound in his right shoulder. He returned from overseas August 23, 1919 and was discharged at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, according to Smith County Discharge Book 1, page 183. He served in Company E, Thirtieth U. S. Infantry Regiment. He was single and a corporal when discharged.

Carroll Heard Goyne and his wife Eunice Goyne, appeared in the city directory of Shreveport, Louisiana from 1930 through 1941. During all that period he was a driver-salesman for Excelsior Steam Laundry. In 1930 and 1931 they lived at 1116 Busbey. In 1932 they lived at 1506 Sycamore. From 1933 until 1937 they lived at 627 Spring Hill Avenue with two children, according to the Shreveport city directory. In 1939 and 1940 they were listed at 111 Carrolton.

Children born to Carroll Heard Goyne and Eunice Goyne include:

Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr. born about 1923

Carroll Heard Goyne, Jr., son of Carroll Heard Goyne and Eunice Goyne, was born about 1923. In 1941 he was listed as a student living at 450 Dalzell, according to the Shreveport, Louisiana city directory.
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Marshall Lee Goyne, believed to be a brother of Carroll Heard Goyne, and his wife Eunice Goyne, appeared in the city directory of Shreveport, Louisiana from 1930 through 1941. In 1931 he was a driver and lived at 1116 Busbey, the address of Carroll Heard Goyne. In 1932 he was listed as a salesman for Ideal Laundry and with that company until 1936. In 1934 he lived at 3209 Kentucky, and from 1935 to 1939 at 6402 Lexington. In 1936 his wife’s name was listed as Grace Goyne. In 1939 he was listed at 3806 Maryland, in 1940 at 1912 Creswell and in 1941 at 3821 Richmond Avenue. Two children were listed in the household in 1941 when Marshall Lee Goyne was working for Excelsior Steam Laundry.

In 1972 Marshall Lee Goyne was listed as a taxpayer in Caddo County, Louisiana living at 1856 Ridgecrest Drive.
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Dixie Goynes died January 30, 1976 according to Smith County death records.
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Earl Goynes, student, lived at 2404 North Grand Avenue in 1954, according to the Tyler city directory.
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Mary Nyla Goynes died July 01, 1980 according to Smith Cout
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Sherwin Wallace Goynes was born in Smith County September 13, 1950, according to BVS File 138153.
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Carl Franklin Guynes died November 25, 1996 according to Smith County death records.
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Ethel Guynes Butler died January 15, 1993 according to Smith County death records.

SOMERVELL COUNTY, TEXAS
Randy J. Goins (19) married Cheryl M. Ashbrook (18) on July 3, 1970 according to Somervell County marriage records.

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