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Freeman William Gowen
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1901
Nampa
Canyon County
Idaho, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1977
Nampa
Canyon County
Idaho, USA

Freeman {Age 8} is recorded on the
1910 census at Nampa, Canyon, Idaho
dwelling in the household of his parents.

Occupation - Implement dealer.

Freeman and Bernice married on
12 September 1921
at Nampa, Canyon, Idaho.
The were the parents of two daughters.
The family is recorded on the 1930 & 1940 census at Nampa, Canyon, Idaho.

IDAHO STATESMAN - 14 December 1977:
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Freeman W. Gowen, age 76, died in a Nampa hospital.
He attended Nampa schools, and Link's School
of Business at Boise.
He operated a machinist and welding business from 1932 until retiring in 1962.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; the Nampa Fifty Year Club; a 50 year member of Nampa Lodge N0. 29 A.F. & A.M.; and, past patron of Nampa Chapter No. 30
Order of Eastern Star.
Interment in Cloverdale Memorial Park.
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FAMILY RECORDS - Betty Mae (Gowen) Schafer:
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Freeman resided at Nampa all his life.
He was employed in his father's blacksmith shop until he quit after an argument over wages. Then, he established the 'Freeman Gowen Machine & Welding Shop'. His blacksmith shop was in competition with his father's shop,
and they were not friends after this event.
Freeman's shop was very successful and he invested wisely in property in Nampa. In later years he turned his shop over to his employees, retired, then eventually sold the business.
He became well known for his ornamental iron work, which graces the entrances of
many homes and commercial buildings in Nampa and surrounding community buildings.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Arthur Lewis Gowen (1874 - 1970)
  Celia Morden Gowen - Fairbanks (1885 - 1948)
 
 Spouse:
  Bernice May Collins Gowen (1900 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  Betty Mae Gowen Schafer (1923 - ____)*
 
 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
 
Inscription:
FREEMAN WILLIAM GOWEN
July 4, 1901 - December 11, 1977
 
Note: Compiled from records and research by Betty Mae (Gowen) SCHAFER
 
Burial:
Cloverdale Memorial Park
Boise
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Valleyview #1; Section 47; Space 6
 
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Jan 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63739156
Freeman William Gowen
Added by: Jani Nebeker
 
Freeman William Gowen
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Added by: Jerry Robertson
 
 
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 Added: May. 13, 2012
 
 
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