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Albert Younglove Gowen
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Birth: May 8, 1883
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1964
Bern, Switzerland

Albert {Age 17} is recorded on the 1900 census at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
dwelling in the household of his father.

Cause of death - Cardiac insufficiency.

Occupations - Agent for publishing company;
Treasurer/Secretary for building supply company.

Albert married

[1] Margaret Huntington SMITH
on 2 June 1909
at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
They were the parents of one daughter;
Margaret Huntington.
They are recorded on the 1910 census
at Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio.
Albert and Margaret divorced.

[2] Jeanne Bouchet LYLE
on 18 July 1919
at Manhattan, Kings, New York
{born - January 1894 in Texas
daughter of Edward LYLE
and Kate FAULKNER}.
Albert and Jeanne are recorded on the
1920 census at Chicago, Cook, Illinois
They divorced on 20 June 1924.

[3] Marian Kelly ELLIOTT
Albert and Marion, with his daughter
Margaret, are recorded on the 1930 census
at Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

NEW YORK PASSENGER LIST - May 13, 1927:
Albert {Age 43} and Marian {Age 37} arrived at New York from Southhampton England aboard the ship, ‘Berengaria'.
Residence - Sudbury Road, Concord, Massachusetts.

Albert and Marian filed a separation agreement in September 1940 in Massachusetts.

[4] Eileen SOUTHWOOD
on 31 December 1940
at Bratenahl, Cuyahoga, Ohio
They were the parents of one son;
Albert Younglove.

OBITUARY - 7 January 1964:
************************
Albert Y. Gowen, age 80, died yesterday in a hospital at Geneva, Switzerland after a long illness.
He was prominent in the cement industry at Cleveland and Great Britain.
*********

SEA TRACKS OF THE SPEEJACKS - Dale Collins:
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Albert Younglove Gowen was educated at St. Paul's School and at Harvard University. ‘Speejacks' was his college nickname.
His primary business was cement, in which he had made a wartime fortune, but he also had other substantial business interests. He was a large stockholder in Standard Oil Company [which simplified his yacht fuel problems considerably].
He was a well-liked man, not the least pompous or imperious; who enjoyed life and wanted to get the most out of it.
On August 21, 1921, Albert and his wife, departed from New York on what was one of the most astonishing and unusual, if not arduous circumnavigations. His wife, Jean Crouchet, was a charming and outgoing Texas beauty. She extracted information from the log of the Speejacks which was used to write "Sea Tracks of the Speejacks" which was published in 1923. The trip took sixteen months.
Speejacks had been built by Consolidated Shipbuilding Company for the wealthy Cleveland and Chicago industrialist and sportsman named Albert Younglove Gowen.
The yacht reflected Gowen's nature. Virtually a mini-ocean liner, she was a self-contained little world, equipped not only with the most modern internal combustion engines, but with inter- cabin telephones, an elaborate wireless communications system, electric heating, lighting, refrigeration, cooking, and ship-handling machinery. In addition to the usual life-saving equipment, there was a large raft mounted on the deck house top, and two small boats including a New England dory.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Caleb Emery Gowen (1855 - 1914)
  Gertrude B. Younglove Gowen (1856 - 1883)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Huntington Smith Gowen - McCarthy (1887 - 1929)
  Marian Kelly Elliott Baker Gowen Ely (1889 - 1969)
  Eileen Southwood Gowen (1904 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Huntington Gowen Kingsmill (1910 - 2009)*
 
 Sibling:
  Albert Younglove Gowen (1883 - 1964)
  Harriette Gowen Miller (1892 - 1971)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: There is no gravestone to mark the resting place of Albert.
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 8; Lot 25; Grave 2
 
Maintained by: Ralph Gowen
Originally Created by: Yvonne Gowen
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42012510
Albert Younglove Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
Albert Younglove Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
Albert Younglove Gowen
Added by: Yvonne Gowen
 
 
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I just started reading Sea-Tracks of the Spee-Jacks. I hope someday to visit this grave.
- Sam Hughes
 Added: Jun. 19, 2012
 
 
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