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Edward Dexter Gowell

Male 1923 - 2005  (82 years)


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  • Name Edward Dexter Gowell 
    Born 23 May 1923  Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    MILF
    Occupation Office manager, G. A. Peterson Co. and later accountant/treasurer Northeastern Inc. 
    Residence 22 Apr 1930  241 Lake Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _MILT
    • United States Army World War II
    Died 29 Jun 2005  Schooner Estates, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Find A Grave Memorial# 121467694
    Notes 
    • Edward D. Gowell

      Obituaries | Friday, July 1, 2005

      AUBURN - Edward D. Gowell, formerly of 256 Main St., Auburn, died Wednesday, June 29, at Schooner Estates, following a long period of ill health.

      Born in Lewiston, May 23, 1923, the son of Carl M. Gowell Sr., and Edith Alden Gowell, he lived in Auburn most of his life. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1945 and attended Bentley College in Boston.

      He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

      He was married to the former Rachel Holt of Auburn, on June 26, 1949, at the High Street Methodist Church in Auburn. He lovingly cared for her during her long illness, prior to her death on Oct. 10, 1994.

      He was employed by G.A. Peterson Co., in Auburn as office manager for 12 years, and later was the accountant/treasurer of Northeastern Inc., in Lewiston for 20 years. He was a former member of the East Auburn Baptist Church and was a current member of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

      As a young man, he was a member of the Lake View Grange at Young's Corner where he served as master for two terms and was active in drama.

      His hobbies included making hooked rugs, ceramics, painting sun catchers, dancing, collecting smiley faces, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He volunteered at the Auburn Middle School for three years, where he received the Teachers' Association Award for Maine, as well as the Volunteer Award for Maine. Most recently, he did volunteer work at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. While residing at the Lake Auburn Towne House from 1987 to 1998, he held the offices of president and treasurer in the residents' association.

      Survivors include two sons, Dale E. Gowell of Auburn and Shawn Ross Gowell of Palmyra; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Raelene) Keniston of Dover-Foxcroft and Mrs. John (Shelley) Griffith of Norway; a sister, Rose Ames of Leeds; six grandchildren, Robert S. Keniston, Kathleen A. (Keniston) Gagne, Shannon R. (Keniston) Jones, Courtney L. Griffith, Daniel S. Griffith and Ian M. Griffith; five great-grandchildren, Emma Fairbrother, Gaven Jones, Austen Jones, Erik William Gagne and Parker Gagne; and several nieces and nephews.

      He was predeceased by a sister, Elsie Gowell Harrington; and two brothers, George Gowell and Carl M. Gowell Jr.

      http://www.sunjournal.com/
    Person ID I1068  Reed
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father Carl Millett Gowell,   b. 12 Jun 1892, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1955  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Edith Alden,   b. 7 Jun 1895, Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1976, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1914  Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Documents
    Carl Gowell and Edith Alden
    Carl Gowell and Edith Alden
    marriage record
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rachel Alberta Holt,   b. 10 Mar 1930,   d. 10 Oct 1994, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1949  High Street Methodist Church, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Raeline Frances Gowell,   b. 2 Nov 1950, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Jun 2005  (Age > 55 years)
     2. Shelley Rose Gowell,   b. 5 Feb 1953, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 29 Jun 2005  (Age > 52 years)
     3. Dale Edward Gowell,   b. 21 Jan 1955,   d. Aft 29 Jun 2005  (Age > 50 years)
     4. Shawn Ross Gowell,   b. 9 Nov 1968,   d. Aft 29 Jun 2005  (Age > 37 years)
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1923 - Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Apr 1930 - 241 Lake Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1949 - High Street Methodist Church, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 2005 - Schooner Estates, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S881] Lewiston Sun-Journal obituary.

    2. [S15] Social Security Death Index, U.S. Social Security Administration.

    3. [S39] 1930 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule), ED 1-1, Sheet 19B, Dwelling 205, Family 796, Carl M. Gowell household.

    4. [S103] “Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922”, 1908-1922 Vital Records; Roll #: 23.

    5. [S42] Maine Marriages, 1892-1996, Ancestry.com, (The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, USA, 2003).