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James William Gowen
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1915
Boundary County
Idaho, USA
Death: May 8, 1969, England

Occupations - Accountant;
Manager of Pacific Box Company in
San Francisco during the early 1940's.

James married

1] Verna BENNETT
on 20 March 1937
at Seattle, King, Washington
They divorced in 1944
No children were born to them.

2] Patrica Marie HAGER
on 15 November 1945
at Mill Valley, Marin, California
They were the parents of one son.

Patricia was born on 21 January 1921
at Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
died - 16 September 2005
in Los Angeles County, California
Daughter of Joseph HAGER
and Marie Jeanette TERMEER.

James graduated from school at Seattle,
King County, Washington.
About 1940 he moved to San Francisco where he studied and passed the Certified Public Accountant examination. He set up his own office in San Francisco and developed a good clientele.
In 1968 he retired and sold his business and Mill Bay Valley home.
In 1969 he and Patricia embarked on a long planned extended tour of Europe.
Aboard ship near Liverpool in England he suffered a heart attack, lived to get to a hospital in England where he died.
James had diabetes from age 14, and during the heart attack the sugar level was uncontrollable.
He was cremated and his his ashes scattered over the St. James Parish Church yard. [In the mid-sixteenth century, Chilton Cantelo had belonged to Richard Olde,
an ancestor of James William Gowen].
Following Jim's death Pat bravely continued on with their original plan to take delivery
of a British Land Rover and completely tour
Europe. She eventually came back to the United States and resided in the Los Angeles area and was active in MENSA where she served as President of the group.
Family links: 
  Bela Elmer Gowen (1884 - 1958)
  Bessie Mildred Cook Gowen (1881 - 1958)
  Lloyd Elmer Gowen (1908 - 1992)*
  James William Gowen (1915 - 1969)
*Calculated relationship
Note: Compiled from records and research by Ralph Lloyd GOWEN
St. James Parish Church
Chilton Cantelo
South Somerset District
Somerset, England
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Jan 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63985444
James William Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
James William Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
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