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Genealogy: Family Histories

James and William Gowans Families

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 03/03/2005

Descendants of James Maiders Gowans

Generation No. 1

 

1. JAMES MAIDERS1 GOWANS was born Abt. 1844 in Leysmill, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland, and died May 02, 1925 in Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin. He married JANE GILMORE Abt. 1871, daughter of JOHN GILMORE and ANNE CHAMBERS. She was born July 01, 1844 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died October 09, 1915 in Medford, Taylor, Wisconsin.

More About JAMES MAIDERS GOWANS:

Burial: May 1925, Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About JANE GILMORE:

Burial: Lisbon Central Union Cemetery

More About JAMES GOWANS and JANE GILMORE:

Marriage: Abt. 1871

 

Child of JAMES GOWANS and JANE GILMORE is:

2. i. MARGARET ANN2 GOWANS, b. November 22, 1872, Elyria, Lorain, Ohio; d. March 04, 1952, Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. MARGARET ANN2 GOWANS (JAMES MAIDERS1) was born November 22, 1872 in Elyria, Lorain, Ohio, and died March 04, 1952 in Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin. She married (1) CRAIG J. FOY Abt. 1896. He was born April 30, 1862 in St. Lawrence County, NY, and died December 23, 1923 in Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin. She married (2) HARRY BARK Abt. 1924. He died 1952.

More About MARGARET ANN GOWANS:

Burial: March 07, 1952, Abbotsford Cemetery, Clark, Wisconsin

More About CRAIG J. FOY:

Burial: December 26, 1923, Abbotsford Cemetery, Clark, Wisconsin

More About CRAIG FOY and MARGARET GOWANS:

Marriage: Abt. 1896

More About HARRY BARK and MARGARET GOWANS:

Marriage: Abt. 1924

 

Children of MARGARET GOWANS and CRAIG FOY are:

i. JAMES ALEXANDER3 FOY, b. January 01, 1897; d. August 06, 1920.

More About JAMES ALEXANDER FOY:

Burial: Abbotsford Cemetery, Clark, Wisconsin

ii. JENNIE LINN FOY, b. September 14, 1898; d. 1938.

iii. MARY CATHERINE FOY, b. September 02, 1900, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. March 26, 1973, Chicago, Cook, IL; m. FRED ROSE; b. February 18, 1906; d. March 19, 1972.

More About MARY CATHERINE FOY:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Cook, IL

More About FRED ROSE:

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Cook, IL

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Descendants of William Philp Gowans

Generation No. 1

 

1. WILLIAM PHILP1 GOWANS was born April 22, 1857 in Leysmill, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland. He married AGNES GILMORE December 21, 1881 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, daughter of JOHN GILMORE and ANNE CHAMBERS. She was born June 08, 1852 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died April 02, 1916.

More About WILLIAM PHILP GOWANS:

Occupation: 1880, Age 23, farm laborer for William Small (Source: 1880 Federal Census, Town of Lisbon.)

More About WILLIAM GOWANS and AGNES GILMORE:

Marriage: December 21, 1881, Waukesha County, Wisconsin

 

Children of WILLIAM GOWANS and AGNES GILMORE are:

2. i. LILLLIE MAY2 GOWANS, b. November 02, 1882.

3. ii. WILLARD JOHN GOWANS, b. June 30, 1884, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. October 28, 1969, Black Hawk County, IA..

4. iii. JANE (JEAN) ANN GOWANS, b. January 21, 1887, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

iv. AGNES ELIZABETH GOWANS, b. August 13, 1888, Pewaukee, Waukesha, WI.; d. October 25, 1951, Los Angeles, CA..

v. MARGARET GOWANS, b. October 13, 1889, Pewaukee, Waukesha, WI.; d. October 27, 1889, Pewaukee, Waukesha, WI..

More About MARGARET GOWANS:

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

5. vi. ALEXANDER BROWN GOWANS, b. February 14, 1891, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. LILLLIE MAY2 GOWANS (WILLIAM PHILP1) was born November 02, 1882. She married HARRY E. BEGGS. He was born October 1879.

 

Children of LILLLIE GOWANS and HARRY BEGGS are:

6. i. GILMORE (GIBSON) GOWANS3 BEGGS, b. February 13, 1910, Genessee, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Alaska.

7. ii. MARGARET ISOBEL BEGGS, b. August 21, 1913, Waukesha Township, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 

3. WILLARD JOHN2 GOWANS (WILLIAM PHILP1) was born June 30, 1884 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died October 28, 1969 in Black Hawk County, IA.. He married KATHERINE NOONAN August 30, 1905. She was born 1880 in West Union, IA.

More About WILLARD GOWANS and KATHERINE NOONAN:

Marriage: August 30, 1905

 

Children of WILLARD GOWANS and KATHERINE NOONAN are:

i. MARY BENNETTA3 GOWANS, b. December 23, 1906.

ii. GENEVIEVE M. GOWANS.

iii. MILDRED L. GOWANS.

iv. AGNES JOHANNA GOWANS, b. April 03, 1911.

8. v. KATHRYN I. GOWANS, b. July 11, 1916.

 

4. JANE (JEAN) ANN2 GOWANS (WILLIAM PHILP1) was born January 21, 1887 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. She married WILLIAM C. PFISTER.

 

Child of JANE GOWANS and WILLIAM PFISTER is:

i. LORRAINE3 PFISTER, m. RAY BRAEGER.

 

5. ALEXANDER BROWN2 GOWANS (WILLIAM PHILP1) was born February 14, 1891 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. He married ROSE MARIE MAROSE.

More About ALEXANDER BROWN GOWANS:

Burial: Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Military service: WWI Veteran

 

Children of ALEXANDER GOWANS and ROSE MAROSE are:

i. MAVENE3 GOWANS, m. DON KOENTOP.

ii. DOROTHY GOWANS, m. THOMAS SINKOVITS.

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. GILMORE (GIBSON) GOWANS3 BEGGS (LILLLIE MAY2 GOWANS, WILLIAM PHILP1) was born February 13, 1910 in Genessee, Waukesha, Wisconsin, and died in Alaska. He married MILDRED HATTIE FOX February 25, 1933 in Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About GILMORE BEGGS and MILDRED FOX:

Marriage: February 25, 1933, Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Children of GILMORE BEGGS and MILDRED FOX are:

i. CAROL RACHEL4 BEGGS, b. March 02, 1936.

ii. HARRY BEGGS, b. October 29, 1937.

 

7. MARGARET ISOBEL3 BEGGS (LILLLIE MAY2 GOWANS, WILLIAM PHILP1) was born August 21, 1913 in Waukesha Township, Waukesha, Wisconsin. She married JAMES WATSON TOLBERT November 23, 1929 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About JAMES TOLBERT and MARGARET BEGGS:

Marriage: November 23, 1929, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Children of MARGARET BEGGS and JAMES TOLBERT are:

i. GARNET MAE4 TOLBERT, b. August 31, 1930; m. DWIGHT NELSON.

ii. JAMES WATSON TOLBERT, b. February 15, 1933; m. MARGARET A. ?.

 

8. KATHRYN I.3 GOWANS (WILLARD JOHN2, WILLIAM PHILP1) was born July 11, 1916. She married RICHARD P. PETERSON October 12, 1950.

More About RICHARD PETERSON and KATHRYN GOWANS:

Marriage: October 12, 1950

 

Children of KATHRYN GOWANS and RICHARD PETERSON are:

i. TIM WILLARD4 PETERSON.

ii. PAUL PETERSON.

 

 

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