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Harry Wales Gowen
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1887
Big Rapids
Mecosta County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 1971
Biddeford
York County
Maine, USA

Harry {Age 12} is recorded on the
1900 census at Biddeford, York, Maine
dwelling in the household of his parents.

Occupations - Electrician in mill;
Letter carrier for Government of United States.

Harry and Ethel married on 10 October 1911
at Biddeford, York, Maine
They were the parents of one daughter;
Eleanor Genevieve.
The family is recorded on the 1920 & 1930 census at Biddeford, York, Maine.

The family is recorded on the 1940 census
at North Kennebunk, York, Maine.

On 5 June 1917 Harry signed up for the
draft at Biddeford for service in WWI.

BIDDEFORD-SACO JOURNAL - 30 Sept. 1954:
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Harry W. Gowen will be pulling down the shutter on his window in the Biddeford post office late Thursday afternoon after 41 years and six months service.
A popular and efficient worker, he made thousands of friends in his years as postal
clerk and in the exacting duty of civil service examining clerk.
He will be looking forward to a lively retirement keeping up with the various farm duties at his home in North Kennebunk.
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BIDDEFORD-SACO JOURNAL - 2 Feb. 1971:
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Harry Wales Gowen, age 83, died last night
in a local hospital following a long illness.
He was graduated from Biddeford High School.
In his early life, he was employed as an electrician at Pepperell Manufacturing Company, then at the post office.
He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco-Biddeford; Retired Federal Postal Employees; United Federation Postal Clerks; York Royal Arch Chapter of Saco; Adah Chapter; Order of the Eastern Star; a life member of St. Armand Commandery; Knight Templars of Kennebunk; Dunlap Lodge; and, an honorary member of of Bradford Chapter, Order of DeMolay of Saco.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Erwin Stephen Gowen (1859 - 1938)
  Genevieve Wales Gowen (1860 - 1896)
 
 Spouse:
  Ethel Gladys Day Gowen (1889 - 1967)
 
 Children:
  Eleanor Genevieve Gowen Jacobs (1914 - 2007)*
 
 Sibling:
  Harry Wales Gowen (1887 - 1971)
  Erwin Richardson Gowen (1889 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
HARRY Wales GOWEN
1887 - 1971
ETHEL DAY GOWEN
1889 - 1967
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Biddeford
York County
Maine, USA
Plot: Lot 424; Grave 6
 
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74396469
Harry Wales Gowen
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Harry Wales Gowen
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Harry Wales Gowen
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