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Cecil Arthur Gowen
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1904
Nampa
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1978
Perris
Riverside County
California, USA

Cause of death - Carcinona of colon
with lung metastasis.

Occupations - Clerk in grocery company;
Semi skilled blacksmith, forgeman, and hammerman; Welder.

Cecil married

1] Juanita Welker in 1927
born - 28 September 1907
at Afton, Frontier County, Nebraska
Daughter of William WELKER
{born - 24 April 1881
at Packerton, Kosciusko, Indiana
died - 1 January 1963 in Idaho}
and Cora Ethel PERRY
{born - 15 August 1883
at Claypool, Kosciusko, Indiana
died - 4 February 1965 in Idaho}
William and Cora married
on 6 December 1902
in Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Cecil and Juanita divorced
No children were born to them.

2] Lois Marie Van Houten
on 25 June 1934 in Elko County, Nevada.
No children were born to them.

On August 29, 1942 Cecil signed the draft
for service in WW II.
He served for four years in the army.

GOWEN FAMILY RECORDS:
**********************
Cecil was outgoing and handsome.
In Nampa High School he played football
and was an outstanding athelete.
He had his own band for a few years called 'Cec & His Bluejackets' which played around the country.
After his discharge established the 'Cecil Gowen Welding & Blacksmithing' at Meridan in Idaho, so he was not in competition with his father's blacksmith shop.
He and his father had a speaking acquaintance, but were never friends after
he left his fathers 'Gowen Blacksmith Shop'
in Nampa after a dispute over wages.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arthur Lewis Gowen (1874 - 1970)
  Celia Morden Gowen - Fairbanks (1885 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Lois Marie Van Houten Gowen (1912 - 1991)
 
 Siblings:
  Percy Gowen (1900 - 1900)*
  Freeman William Gowen (1901 - 1977)*
  Victor Gowen (1902 - 1903)*
  Cecil Arthur Gowen (1904 - 1978)
  Raymond N Gowen (1907 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Jan 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63703851
Cecil Arthur Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
Cecil Arthur Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
 
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- Yvonne Gowen
 Added: Nov. 4, 2011

- Yvonne Gowen
 Added: Nov. 4, 2011
 
 
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