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Offline oursong

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GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« on: Saturday 09 April 05 12:07 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help?

In 1907 John Mitchell Gowenlock b1873 (leaving wife & baby)traveled from England to Canada with his brother, Benjamin James Gowenlock b1869.

 Family were then told he died in a hotel fire in Vancouver.

Imagine my surprise when surfing the web to discover John on the 1920 cencus alive and well living in Minneapolis!

I would love to find out more about my missing Gowenlocks, but need ideas how and where to look?

Oursong
STEADMAN - Soham, Cambs
CARTER - Canterbury, Kent
MCDAKIN, ABE & PROBART.
GOWENLOCK
CORDELL - Essex
PERRETT - Devon
QUESTED - Kent
HULBERT - Wales & London
CLENCH - Poole, Dorset

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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 April 05 15:04 BST (UK) »
There are some Gowenlocks in the 1901 Manitoba census .

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/ONSummary.jsp?province=MB
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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 April 05 15:33 BST (UK) »
Thank you Redwood I will follow that lead.
Kind regards Oursong
STEADMAN - Soham, Cambs
CARTER - Canterbury, Kent
MCDAKIN, ABE & PROBART.
GOWENLOCK
CORDELL - Essex
PERRETT - Devon
QUESTED - Kent
HULBERT - Wales & London
CLENCH - Poole, Dorset


Offline Hilaryanne

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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 May 05 19:35 BST (UK) »
I work in the same building as a Gowenlock...unusual name
Kelly, McEvoy, Daley Ontario Canada
Dupuis, Fuller, Quebec, New York
Baines, SHepherd, Gamble Dyson, Lancshire, Cheshire, Norfolk
Byrne, Gleeson,Galbraith, Cheshire, Ireland

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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 May 05 20:19 BST (UK) »
Hello

from the BC Vital Stats site is the following
http://search.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/sn-1A4F4AA/gbsearch/Births,Marriages,Deaths

Vital Event Death Registration

   Name:     James Gowenlock

   Event Date:     1959 12 7 (Yr/Mo/Day)
   Age:            83
   Gender:         male
   Event Place:    Vancouver
                                   
   Reg. Number:    1959-09-014076
   B.C. Archives Microfilm Number:  B13244
   GSU Microfilm Number: 2033301

While the age is of it is the only Gowenlock listed in the indexes for BC. You could join this mailing list and post a message asking if someone has time to go and copy this information for you the death registeration papers would list next of kin, birth place, etc. The information on these can be helpful but are not always accurate if the family member answering the questions does not have all the information.
http://lists.rootsweb.com/index/intl/CAN/CAN-BRITISH-COLUMBIA.html

There were 25 Gowenlock families in the States (North Dakota, etc.) in the 1880 US census so perhaps he was with family or the name was just a coincidence?

Good luck

Thelma
Source: Library and Archives Canada's website (www.collectionscanada.ca)

Kilgannon, Chugg, Neutze

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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 May 05 21:09 BST (UK) »
Hello again

here is a link to the WW1 signup papers for one of the Gowenlocks from Manitoba - perhaps it will help sort out if they are related to your Gowenlocks
http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc005/357186a.gif
from this site search for Gowanlock and you will find more entries
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010602_e.html


also, here is a site for Manitoba Vital Statistics online
http://web2.gov.mb.ca/cca/vital/Query.php

If you go to the following site and look for Gowenlocks you will find 3 mentions - the information is not online but if you email them they will send you copies of the articles for a small fee (about $5.00 US I think) - that might sort out if these Gowenlocks are related as well.
http://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/databases/bio.php

from this site you can search some online sources for births and deaths in Minnesota there are Gowenlocks listed under both including a John Gowenlock who died in 1931 in Hennepin County which is where I think Minneapolis is. You can order a copy of the death registration online and see what it says. It should be able to verify if this is your John Gowenlock.

http://people.mnhs.org/dci/   deaths
http://people.mnhs.org/bci/   births

GOWENLOCK, JOHN
Date of Birth:  not indexed
Place of Birth:  not indexed
Mother Maiden Name:  not indexed
certid# 1931-MN-020357
Date of Death:  07/17/1931
County of Death: HENNEPIN

also this may be someone you have already touched base with but just in case you have not, here is another search for John Mitchell Gowenlock

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=rettheadley&id=I16297
ID: I16297
Name: John Mitchell GOWENLOCK 1 2
Sex: M
Birth: 1 MAR 1873 in Calcutta, India
Residence: 1901 Fitzroy Cole Park, Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Residence: 1881 Phoenix House, Alleyn Park, Camberwell, Surrey, England
Occupation: Tea Merchant (1901)
Note: BMD - Marr Sept 1901 Hastings 2b 69
Change Date: 13 AUG 2004
Father: Alfred Hargreaves GOWENLOCK b: ABT 1835
Mother: Louisa GOWER b: 16 FEB 1846 in London, Middlesex, England
Marriage 1 Eleanor Catherine CLENCH
Married: 1901
Children
 Living GOWENLOCK

From this site is a reference to an Edgar Gowenlock arriving in May 1913 in the US and going to live with or visit his brother in Rev F Gowenlock in St. Louis MO. There is also an Edgar Alfred  in 1911 who I am sure is the same man.
http://www.ellisisland.org/

Hope some of the above is helpful to you.

Thelma


 

Source: Library and Archives Canada's website (www.collectionscanada.ca)

Kilgannon, Chugg, Neutze

Offline Mary G.

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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 July 05 04:57 BST (UK) »
go to Canada 411 and run search. Odds are some of them might be "yours"

http://findaperson.canada411.ca/

I came up with only 13 Gowenlocks in the whole country with listed phone numbers. Very unusual name.

Mary G.

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Re: GOWENLOCKS in Canada
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 23 July 05 19:18 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your idea. I will do as you suggest.

Kind regards
Oursong
STEADMAN - Soham, Cambs
CARTER - Canterbury, Kent
MCDAKIN, ABE & PROBART.
GOWENLOCK
CORDELL - Essex
PERRETT - Devon
QUESTED - Kent
HULBERT - Wales & London
CLENCH - Poole, Dorset