Edmund Whiting Gowen

Edmund Whiting Gowen

Birth
Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
Death 2 Jun 1968 (aged 79)
Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
Burial Bonanza, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section B
Memorial ID 10813613 · View Source
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Edmund W. Gowen, died here June 2, 1958. He is survived by his widow, Blanche
of this city and a daughter, Mrs. Don Horsley of Bonanza, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. in O'Hair's
Funeral Chapel. Interment will be made in the Lost River Cemetery at Bonanza.
Contributd by Jeanie Sawyer
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Edmund W. Gowen Jr., was born in Klamath Falls, April 24, 1889. The Indian, Winema, served as his nurse. He was the son of Edmund and Sara Gowen who moved to Klamath Falls from Portland in 1887. His father conducted business at 130 Front Street as a general commission wholesale house. From 1894 to 1899 the family resided on a 325 acre farm on Upper Klamath Lake. They moved to Klamath Falls where he was devoted to buyiing and selling wool.
Ed was raised and educated in Klamath Falls, and was a member of the early day volunteer fire department. Ed served in France in World War 1. After the war he was a partner in the Klamath Supply Store in Chiloquin. In 1924 he married Blanche Goodner who was a school teacher at Chiloquin.
In 1926 they built a general merchandise store in Sprague River. A few months later they traded their store for a ranch near Bonanza. Here they raised potatoes, hay, grain, sheep and cattle. In 1946, Mr. Gowen sold the ranch and bought a house in Bonanza, but they later moved to Klamath Falls. Ed served as Klamath County Commissioner for twelve years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Gowen were avid fishermen.
They had one daughter.
Ed Gowen passed away in Klamath Falls in June 1968.


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  • Maintained by: Heather Gorrie Mahoney
  • Originally Created by: USA Grannie
  • Added: 19 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10813613
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Whiting Gowen (24 Apr 1889–2 Jun 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10813613, citing Bonanza Memorial Park, Bonanza, Klamath County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Heather Gorrie Mahoney (contributor 46630582) .