Julia Louise McGowan1

F, b. 9 September 1889, d. 17 May 1977

Reference IDs

  • 00005.0
Ref=MCGOW-02580
Julia McGowan Hoefling at 80, Sept. 1969
     Julia Louise McGowan was born on 9 September 1889 at Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, daughter of John McGowan and Julia Ann Hoffman.1

Julia Louise McGowan married Phillip George Hoefling, son of Frederick Hoefling and Agnes Scheuermann, on 14 May 1908 at West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.2,1 Julia Louise McGowan also went by the name of Lula.1 She and Phillip George Hoefling had seven sons and six daughters. Julia Louise McGowan and Phillip George Hoefling had thirteen. Julia Louise McGowan was widowed in June 1936 at Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, at age 46.1,3
     The Hoefling dog was named Rum. He was a large dog, and pulled a sled in a shetland pony harness. He loved (or hated) cats, and one day when the cat went behind the piano, he was able to move the piano to try to reach the cat circa 1940.3
     A newspaper article comments on her four WW II service sons: LeRoy, Phillip, Sinclair and Clyde. LeRoy and Phillip were in the Army; Sinclair and Clyde in the Navy. In fact, there were five sons in service in WW II: Phil, Sinclair, Clyde, LeRoy and Don. Don was in the Navy. The Hoefling family was one of two in Saginaw with five in the service circa 1944 at Saginaw, Michigan.4,3 An article on her 80th birthday mentions she was a member of Saginaw Rebekah Lodge 253, Salina Order of Eastern Star chapter 439, and the Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War, tent 44, Owosso on 12 September 1969 at Saginaw, Michigan.5

Julia Louise McGowan died on 17 May 1977 at Saginaw, Michigan, at age 87 survived by six sons, four daughters, 28 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.1 Her obituary notes she was a member of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge No. 253, a charter member of the Gold Star Mothers of America, and Saginaw Chapter of DAR Blue Star Mothers. on 17 May 1977 at Saginaw, Michigan.6 She was buried on 20 May 1977 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan.1,6

Children of Julia Louise McGowan and Phillip George Hoefling

Last Edited=3 Feb 2017

Citations

  1. [S1] Louise Andrews and Jean Hoefling DeLeon, Hoefling Family Tree.
  2. [S164] Hoefling-McGowan marriage, 1908: no. 996.
  3. [S10] Personal knowledge of Barbara Zanzig (Kirkland, WA), Informants: Jean DeLeon.
  4. [S12] Martha Tarrant and Olive Hoefling, Landon and Tarrant Composition Book 1, p. 59.
  5. [S12] Martha Tarrant and Olive Hoefling, Landon and Tarrant Composition Book 1, p. 58.
  6. [S12] Martha Tarrant and Olive Hoefling, Landon and Tarrant Composition Book 1, p. 46.
  7. [S151] 1910 US Census, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Co. Roll T624_1728, Provo, Utah, USA, Philip G. Hoefling, 764 Washington St., 23rd ward, 267, 1A (263) (263A) (image 1/22), 7, 10.
  8. [S92] 1920 US Census, Michigan, Saginaw Co. Roll T625_793, Provo, Utah, USA, Phillip G. Hoefling, 236 Howard St., precinct 2, ward 8, 186, 3B (209) (image 6/52), 62, 66.
  9. [S150] 1930 US Census, Michigan, Saginaw Co. T626_1023, Provo, Utah, USA, Philip G. Hoefling, 3230 Court St., Ward 20, Saginaw City, 73-57, 26A (44) (image 51/55), 606, 622, viewed 3 Feb 2017.
  10. [S350] 1940 US Census, Michigan, Saginaw Co. Roll T627_1814, Provo, Utah, USA, Julia Hoefling, 3232 Court, ward 20, blocks 174-175, Saginaw, 73-68, 13B (Anc. image 26/50), , 297, 26 Jul 2012.