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Bela Elmer Gowen
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Birth: Mar. 19, 1884
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Apr. 17, 1958
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Born at Center, Cape Sable Island,
Nova Scotia.

Occupation - Inspector in the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Bela and Bessie married on 19 October 1906
at Oakland, Alameda, California
They were the parents of two sons;
Lloyd Elmer, James William.

In June 1905 Bela graduated from Linfield College at McMinnville, Oregon.
On May 1, 1945, Bela retired after several years employment as supervisory officer
with the U. S. Immigration.

Bela suffered from diabetes and was required to take daily insulin shots.

SAN JOSE MERCURY - 18 April 1958:
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Bela E. Gowen died on April 17, 1958 at San Jose. Beloved husband of Bessie M. Gowen.
He was a past president of 'Willow Glen Live Long and Like It Club'.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Lewis Woodbury Gowen (1850 - 1935)
  Emma Jane Coston Gowen (1844 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Bessie Mildred Cook Gowen (1881 - 1958)
 
 Children:
  Lloyd Elmer Gowen (1908 - 1992)*
  James William Gowen (1915 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur Lewis Gowen (1874 - 1970)*
  Ella Agnes Gowen McConnell (1878 - 1968)*
  Bela Elmer Gowen (1884 - 1958)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
BELA E. GOWEN
1884 - 1958
 
Note: Compiled from records and research by Ralph Lloyd GOWEN
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Memorial Park
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Plot: Birch Lawn; Lot 2200; Grave 3.
 
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Dec 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63438780
Bela Elmer Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
Bela Elmer Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
Bela Elmer Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
 
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