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Joseph C McGovern
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Birth: Apr., 1868
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1944
Davison County
South Dakota, USA

Of his first marriage to Anna May Faulds.

In July 1917, Rev. J. C. & Mrs. McGovern of the Dakota Methodist Conference, Rev. Insley and Miss Vera Osborn came to hold a revival. Miss Osborn played the piano and sang, Rev. McGovern played the guitar and sang bass, his wife sang soprano, Miss Osborn sang alto and Mr. Insley sang tenor. Services were held in a tent and people came from far and wide by horse, wagon or buggy.

She died childless and Rev. Joseph McGovern remarried.

From the book Vietnam and the American Political Tradition by Randall Bennett Woods 2003

Speaking of Dr. George Stanley McGovern (Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1972)

"His mother, Frances McLean McGovern, was a gentle, statuesque Canadian. His father, Joseph C. McGovern, who at the age of nine had begun his working career as a "breaker boy" in the coal mines of Iowa and Illinois, was a former bush-league baseball player turned Wesleyan Methodist minister."

His children by 2nd wife are:

1 Olive Josephine McGovern Briles
b 3 Nov 1920 South Dakota
d 6 Dec 1986 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

2 George Stanley McGovern
(Democratic Presidential Candidate in 1972)
b 19 July 1922 Avon, South Dakota
d 21 Oct 2012 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

3 Mildred Elizabeth McGovern Brady
b 5 Nov 1924 Avon, South Dakota
d 4 May 2010 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

4 Lawrence Jesse McGovern
b 11 Jun 1927 Calgary, Canada
d 23 Jun 2001 Baltimore, Maryland 
Family links: 
  Mary Love McGovern (1846 - 1881)
  Anna May Faulds McGovern (1868 - 1917)
  Frances Myrtle McLean McGovern (1890 - 1966)*
  George Stanley McGovern (1922 - 2012)*
  Mildred Elizabeth McGovern Brady (1924 - 2010)*
*Calculated relationship
Block 32 Lot 16
Riverside Memorial Park
Brown County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Stan Courtney
Record added: Jun 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91867833
Joseph C McGovern
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Joseph C McGovern
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Joseph C McGovern
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In Memoriam...
- skyquest
 Added: Oct. 27, 2012

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