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Raymond N Gowen
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1907
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1982
Canyon County
Idaho, USA

Occupation - Blacksmith.

Raymond married

1] Lillian May PERRY
on 5 January 1930
at Roswell, Canyon, Idaho.
This marriage ended in divorce.
They were the parents of two sons;
Richard Lewis, William Rip.

2] Florence Helen CLAPP
on 3 February 1951
at Nampa, Canyon Idaho.

Raymond N. Gowen, age 75, died in a
Nampa hospital.
He entered the Navy on March 24, 1928.
After his discharge he moved to San Francisco where he was employed in the grocery business. He later returned to
Nampa and continued working for his father.
Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Raymond was not given a middle name at birth, so eventually, he added the letter
'N' as a middle initial.
As a child he was difficult to handle, so his father sent him to live with his mother; However, he could not get along with his step-father, George Fairbanks.
In 1928 he joined the U. S. Navy for four years. After his discharge he went to work for his father in the 'Gowen Blacksmith Shop' in Nampa. In 1941 he purchased the business from his father and remained in that business until his retirement at age 72.
He sold the business and much of it now belongs to the State Museum in Boise, Idaho; as most of the machinery was over fifty years old and was antique. The blacksmithing trade is almost a lost art and many of the hand tools used in his business are also in the museum. The blacksmith shop is being converted to a restaurant using the original building which was made of concrete blocks
8 inches thick.
Family links: 
  Arthur Lewis Gowen (1874 - 1970)
  Celia Morden Gowen - Fairbanks (1885 - 1948)
  Lillian May Perry Gowen - Shaw (1913 - 2007)
  Florence Helen Clapp Gowen (1911 - 2007)
  Richard Lewis Gowen (1931 - 2005)*
  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
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63794076
Raymond N Gowen
Added by: Cheryl Hanson
Raymond N Gowen
Added by: Dan Fowler
Raymond N Gowen
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