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Earl Bryant Gowell

Earl Bryant Gowell

Male 1925 - 2007  (82 years)

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  • Name Earl Bryant Gowell 
    Born 7 Jan 1925  Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Education Edward Little High School, Auburn, ME graduate  [1
    MILF
    Occupation United States Postal Service, Auburn, ME  [1
    Residence 211 Lake Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 22 Apr 1930  237 Lake Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _MILT 17 Jul 1943  [1, 4
    • United States Army Air Corps, WWII
    Cemetery notes Map A
    No number on map. About three lots towards Summer Street from A192. 
    Died 3 Aug 2007  [2
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Latitude: 44° 7’ 13.12” N-Longitude: 70° 14’ 53.55” W
    Notes 
    • City of Auburn records lists date of birth as January 7, 1925.
    • In Memory of
      Earl B.
      Gowell

      Obituary for Earl Gowell
      Lewiston Sun Journal
      6Aug2007

      Earl B. Gowell, 82, of Auburn, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007, with family members at his side. He will be missed by his family, friends, and neighbors.     He was born in Lewiston, January 7, 1925, the son of Dexter W. and Florence (Bryant) Gowell. He was educated in the Auburn school system and was a 1944 graduate of Edward Little High School. While a member of the Edward Little Ski team, Earl competed and often placed in alpine, Nordic and jumping events.     He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army Air Corps trained as a pilot and navigator.     On June 21, 1947, he married Mary E. Sullivan. They raised two daughters, Judy and Betsy. As a family, they enjoyed spending a few weeks each summer at Bear Pond and camping at Sebago Lake, along with many day trips to Reid State Park and rides along the Kancamagus Highway during foliage season.     He was employed by the United States Postal Service in Auburn for 43 years, retiring in 1990. While a member of St. Joseph's Church, he served as an usher.     He enjoyed golfing, aviation, following collegiate and professional football, and the Red Sox. His love of animals and the cottage at Bear Pond brought him comfort and relaxation. He cherished watching his grandsons' sporting events, drama plays, and Odyssey of the Mind competitions.     He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary; daughters Judy and husband Jerry, and Betsy; grandsons Ryan and Cameron; great granddaughter Annabelle Emma; nephews, Steve and Neil Murray, Jim and Peter Sullivan, and niece Debbie Powers and their families.     His parents and brother Ray predeceased him.GOWELL died in Auburn, August 3, 2007, Mr. Earl B. Gowell age 82 years a resident of Lake St., Auburn.A Mass of Christian Burial honoring his life will be held WEDNESDAY 9:00AM at St. Joseph's Church. Graveside committal prayers to follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery with military honors.Memorial donations may be made in Earl's memory to either the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Gift of Memory c/o Office of Development 330 Brookline Avenue (BR) Boston, MA 02215 or to the St. Joseph's Church Charity Fund 27 Bartlett St., Lewiston, ME 04240.Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.comVisitation Tuesday 4-8PM at the family owned DILLINGHAM & SON MEMORIAL CHAPEL & TRIBUTE CENTER 62 Spring St., Auburn, 784-6449
    Person ID I1088  Reed
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2019 

    Father Dexter Wallace Gowell,   b. 4 Oct 1899, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1997  (Age 98 years) 
    Mother Florence Gertrude Bryant,   b. 25 Jan 1903, North Jay, Franklin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1983, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1921  Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Documents
    Dexter Gowell and Florence Bryant
    Dexter Gowell and Florence Bryant
    marriage record
    Headstones
    Dexter Wallace Gowell family
    Dexter Wallace Gowell family
    headstone
    #1
    Plot: near Plot A192
    Dexter Wallace Gowell family
    Dexter Wallace Gowell family
    headstone
    #2
    Plot: near Plot A192
    Family ID F183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Living) Sullivan 
    Children 
     1. (Living) Gowell
     2. (Living) Gowell
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1925 - Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 211 Lake Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Apr 1930 - 237 Lake Street, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine Link to Google Earth
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    Earl Bryant Gowell
    Earl Bryant Gowell

    Headstones
    Earl Bryant Gowell
    Earl Bryant Gowell
    headstone
    Plot: near Plot A192

  • Sources 
    1. [S126] Obituary, 6Aug2007.

    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 203, Family 794, Dexter Gowell household.

    4. [S682] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    5. [S101] Headstone, 21Sep2019.

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

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