John McGowan1

M, b. 17 August 1865, d. 3 January 1927

Reference IDs

  • 00010.0
Ref=MCGOW-05350
John McGowan, 1865-1927
     John McGowan was born illegitimate on 17 August 1865 at Airdrie, New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, son of Robert MacDougal and Jane McKay McGown.2,3,1
     
     John, born John McDougal, was born to Jane McGown and Robert MacDougal in Airdrie, Scotland. His mother took domestic service in nearby Glasgow and married when he was about 2 years old. He appears with his grandparents in 1871 and 1881, though both parents were nearby.

In about 1885, when he was about 20, he followed his mother's sister and her husband, John and Ann McMillan, to Manistee, Michigan, where he married. Whether he knew any of his half-siblings, some of whom apparently emigrated, is unknown. His emigration may have been prompted by his grandfather's death in February, 1885.4,5,6,7,8

John McGowan married Julia Ann Hoffman, daughter of Charles Hoffman and Mary Booth, on 31 December 1886 at Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.8 John McGowan and Julia Ann Hoffman had four daughters. John McGowan was a machinist in a machine shop at West Allis.9

John McGowan died on 3 January 1927 at Birmingham Baptist Hospital, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, at age 61 of "acute diletatum" (enlargement) of the heart complicated by urine retention.1,3,10 He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee, Manistee, Michigan.1,11,12

Children of John McGowan and Julia Ann Hoffman

Last Edited=12 Dec 2016

Citations

  1. [S1] Louise Andrews and Jean Hoefling DeLeon, Hoefling Family Tree.
  2. [S62] John McDougal (McGown), certified copy of Scotland Standard Birth Register entry 416, page 139, #278339, GROS 651/01 0416 (1 Sep 1865.)
  3. [S61] John M. McGowan, John M. McGowan death certificate.
  4. [S62] John McDougal (McGown), certified copy of Scotland Standard Birth Register entry 416, page 139, #278339, GROS 651/01 0416, John McDougal, GROS 651/01 0416 (1 Sep 1865.)
  5. [S63] Scotland. Lanark. Airdrie, Record of marriage of Jane McGown and William Forrester, 31 Dec 1867.
  6. [S214] 1871 Scotland Census, Lanark. Airdrie; GRO Census 1871 651/009/01 025, John McGown, schedule 126.
  7. [S220] 1881 Scotland Census, Lanark. Airdrie, New Monkland; GRO Census 1881 651/01 ED 09 p. 20, William Forrester, Ref. no. 649554.
  8. [S169] McGowan-Hoffman marriage, 1886: vol. 2, p. 306.
  9. [S96] 1910 US Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Co. Roll T624_1721, Provo, Utah, USA, John McGowan, 6121 National Ave., Greenfield Twp., 4th ward West Allis, 285, 9B (260) (image 18/25), 164, 185.
  10. [S370] State of Alabama Center for Health Statistics, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-59". URL http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188, John M. McGowan, Jan. 1927, Jefferson Co., vol. 2, roll 2, p. 978, viewed 20 Dec 2014.
  11. [S61] John M. McGowan, John M. McGowan death certificate, The date is almost certainly incorrect, and the typing on the certificate is somewhat fuzzy.
  12. [S343] Find a Grave, database and images, John M. McGowan, Oak Grove Cemetery section E-1, Manistee, MI; Find-a-Grave Memorial# 90058901, tombstone picture attests to year only; viewed 20 Dec 2014.
  13. [S220] 1881 Scotland Census, Lanark. Airdrie, New Monkland; GRO Census 1881 651/01 ED 09 p. 20, schedule 113, John McGown, Ref. no. 649554, viewed 10 Sep 2015 (note that Wm. Forrester is misidentified as John's grandchild.)
  14. [S96] 1910 US Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Co. Roll T624_1721, Provo, Utah, USA, John McGowan, 6121 National Ave., Greenfield Twp., 4th ward West Allis, 285, 9B (260) (image 18/25), 164, 185, rvw. 20 Dec 2014.