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Julia Noxon Green MacGowan
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Birth: Apr. 1, 1866
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 14, 1925
Onondaga County
New York, USA


Syracuse, New York
Tuesday, September 15, 1925


Widow of Lawyer Succumbs Suddenly Altho in Poor Health 14 Years.


Syracuse Native's Family Long Prominent in Law Circles.

After an illness of more than 14 years, Mrs. Julia Green MacGowan, widow of the late George MacGowan, prominent lawyer and a descendant of two of the oldest and best-known families in the history of the city, died yesterday at her home at 172 Oakwood avenue.
Mrs. MacGowan was a relative and descendant of several of the city's leading lawyers and jurists. Altho an invalid long confined to her home, she suffered an acute illness of only two weeks.
Born in Syracuse April 1, 1866, the daughter of Thomas D. Green, leading merchant, and Julia Noxon Green, Mrs. MacGowan moved in the social world which then had a center about the home of the late Judge George F. Comstock.

Niece of Judge Comstock.

Mrs. MacGowan was a niece of Judge Comstock, nationally known jurist and former chief judge of the state court of appeals, to whom she served as secretary before her marriage, and also a niece of the late James Noxon, former state senator and state supreme court justice. She was a granddaughter of the late B. Davis Noxon, who stood for years at the head of the legal profession of the state.
In 1897 she married George MacGowan, himself a leader of the Onondaga county bar and one of the foremost trial lawyers in New York state. Mr. MacGowan, former deputy attorney-general and assistant district attorney, died in 1910.
Mrs. MacGowan was a direct descendant of William Green, secretary to the British Admiral Arbuthnot of revolutionary fame. Green's memoirs, throwing light on hitherto obscure historical points, were published last year largely through Mrs. MacGowan's efforts. They attracted much attention from historians and historical societies. Henry S. Fraser of this city edited them.

Thought on Road to Recovery.

The short illness which caused Mrs. MacGowan's death was not a first thought serious. When her condition became acute she rallied unexpectedly altho thought to have no chance for life, and seemed on the road to recovery when a fatal relapse occurred.
Mrs. MacGowan had three sons, one of whom, George B., died, while the others, Thomas G. and Alexander C. MacGowan survive.
Syracuse, New York
The Syracuse Daily Journal newspaper
Wednesday, September 16, 1925, page 6, column 6

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Green MacGowan, widow of the late George MacGowan, who died Monday, were held from the home, 172 Oakwood Ave, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Bearers were: Alexander C. and Thomas G. MacGowan, C. PerLee Noxon and Dr. M.A. O'Brien. The Rev. A. A. Jaynes, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal church, officiated.
Family links: 
  Thomas Dickson Green (1831 - 1895)
  Julia Noxon Green (1840 - 1912)
  George H. McGowan (1859 - 1910)*
  George Ballantyne McGowan (1898 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
APRIL 1, 1866
SEPT. 14, 1925
Oakwood Cemetery
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 24, Lot 32
Created by: Tom C.
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
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Julia Noxon <i>Green</i> MacGowan
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