World War I Soldier flag   Fred William  GOWEN

  (b. 26 July 1881 Westbrook, Maine, USA   d. 2 November 1968 Portland, Maine, USA )  

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Fred William GOWEN was born 26 July 1881 in Westbrook, Maine, USA . Fred William GOWEN was the child of

Fred William was a soldier in World War I.

Fred William GOWEN died 2 November 1968 in Portland, Maine, USA .

Parents:
Nathaniel Wakefield Gowen (1836 - 1920)
Almira Swett Gowen (1841 - 1917)

Spouse:
Edna Marion Nye (1892 - 1981)


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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)
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Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)
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Fred William GOWEN
Grave
Brooklawn Memorial Park Portland Cumberland County Maine, USA
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Birth
26 July 1881
Westbrook, Maine, USA (Saccarappa) (Cumberland Mills)

1881 Birth

Name: Fred William Gowen
Gender: Male
Christening Date:
Christening Place:
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1881
Birthplace: Westbrook, Maine
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Nathaniel W. Gowen
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Almira S. Swett
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03043-9
System Origin: Maine-EASy
GS Film number: 9794
Reference ID:

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USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.


USA 1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.


USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.


USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.


World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).


USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.


USA 1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended


USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.


World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition


USA 1894 - Pullman strike


World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.


USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.


USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).


USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1900 Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine

Name: Fred W Gowen
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 82 Westbrook city Ward 1, 4, 5, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Birth Date: Jul 1881
Birthplace: Maine
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Years Married:
Marriage Year (Estimated):
Mother of how many children:
Number of...Read MORE...




USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.


USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.


World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.


World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication


USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan


USA 1903 - October - First World Series


USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.


USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).


USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal


World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.


World History 1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic


USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.


USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act.


USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.


World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium


USA 1915 - January 25 - First United States coast-to-coast long-distance telephone call,


World History 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.


USA 1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

1917 World War I Draft Registration

Name: Fred William Gowen
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: 1917-1918
Event Place: Portland County no 1, Maine, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 26 Jul 1881
Birthplace: , , United States
Nationality: United States
Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
Affiliate Publication Number: M1509
GS Film number: 1654014
Digital Folder Number: 005207065
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USA 1917 - March 2 – The enactment of the Jones Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.


USA 1917 - April 6 – WWI: The United States declares war on Germany.


USA 1917 - June 5 – WWI: Conscription begins in the United States.


USA 1918 - March 19 – The United States Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time (DST goes into effect on March 31).


World History 1918 - October 31 – The Hungarian government terminates the personal union with Austria, officially dissolving the Austro-Hungarian empire.


USA 1919 - June 4 – Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.


World History 1919 - June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, blaming Germany for World War I and creating a League of Nations


USA 1919 - October 28 – Prohibition in the United States is authorized:


USA 1920 - January 17 - Prohibition goes into effect on January 17, 1920, under the provisions of the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution.


USA 1924 - June 2 - Congress Granted Citizenship to All Native Americans Born in the U.S.


World History 1929 - February 11 - Independent State of Vatican City created by Lateran Treaty


USA 1929 - St Valentine's Day Massacre


USA 1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1930 Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine

Name: Fred W Gowen
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1930
Event Place: Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine, United States
District: 0109
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Birth Year (Estimated): 1881
Birthplace: Maine
Immigration Year:
Father's Birthplace:...Read MORE...




World History 1930 - February 18 - Pluto is discovered


USA 1931 - March 3 – The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the United States National anthem.


USA 1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens


USA 1932 - May 20–May 21 – Amelia Earhart flies from the USA to Derry, Northern Ireland in 14 hours 54 minutes.


USA 1933 - March, The Great Depression: President Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a "Bank holiday", closing all United States banks and freezing all financial transactions.


USA 1933 - April 5 - President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt declares a national emergency and issues Executive Order 6102, making it illegal for U.S. citizens to own substantial amounts of monetary gold or bullion.


USA 1933 - April 19 – The United States officially goes off the gold standard.


USA 1933 - November 8 – New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt unveils the Civil Works Administration, an organization designed to create jobs for more than 4 million of the unemployed.


USA 1933 - December 5 – The 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed, repealing Prohibition.


USA 1935 - Dust Bowl: The great dust storm in the United States hits eastern New Mexico and Colorado, and western Oklahoma the hardest.


USA 1935 - August 14 – United States President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act into law.


USA 1935 - September 30 - Roosevelt Dedicates Boulder Dam (later to be known as Hoover Dam)


USA 1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster:


USA 1938 - October 24 - The minimum wage is established by law in the United States.


USA 1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City


World History 1939 - September 1 - World War II begins: Germany invades Poland

1940 Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine

Name: Fred W Gowen
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Ward 5, Westbrook, Westbrook City, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original): White
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Maine
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Last Place of Residence: Same Place
District:...Read MORE...




World History 1940 - May 10 - Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain


USA 1941 - January 13 – All persons born in Puerto Rico since this day are declared U.S. citizens by birth, through U.S. federal law.


USA 1941 - December 7 - Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor


USA 1941 - December 8 - WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his "Infamy Speech"


World History 1941 - December 11 - Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. The U.S. responds in kind.


USA 1942 - February 2 – WWII: President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an executive order directing the internment of Japanese Americans and the seizure of their property.


USA 1942 - June 4–June 7 – WWII: The Battle of Midway: The Japanese naval advance in the Pacific is halted.


USA 1942 - December 1 – Gasoline rationing begins in the United States.


USA 1943 - February 7 – WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.


USA 1943 - Penicillin first used successfully to treat a patient


World History 1944 - June 6 - WWII – D-Day:


World History 1945 - August 6 – WWII: Atomic bombing of Hiroshima: A United States B-29 Superfortress, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Little Boy", on Hiroshima, Japan, at 8:15 a.m. (local time).


World History 1945 - August 9 - Atomic bombing of Nagasaki: A United States B-29 Bomber, Bockscar, drops an atomic bomb, codenamed "Fat Man", on Nagasaki, Japan, at 11:02 a.m. (local time).


World History 1945 - September 2 - World War II ends


World History 1947 - February 25 - The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.


World History 1948 - The State of Israel is officially created


World History 1949 - The Soviet Union successfully detonates an atomic weapon


World History 1949 - Communists under Mao assume power in China


USA 1950 - January 31 - President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949


World History 1950 - June 25 - Korean War begins when North Korean forces invade South Korea


USA 1953 - Dr. Jonas Salk, University of Pittsburg, announced successful testing of polio vaccine


World History 1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends


World History 1957 - October 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1 - Space race begins


USA 1958 - NASA formed


USA 1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960


USA 1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon


World History 1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall


USA 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis


USA 1962 - April 21 - Seattle World's Fair (Century 21 Exposition) opens


USA 1963 - I Have a Dream Speech - Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963.


USA 1963 - November 22 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas


USA 1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City


USA 1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964


USA 1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam

Death
2 November 1968
Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)

Given Name: Fred
Middle Name:
Surname: Gowen
Name Suffix:
Birth Date: 26 July 1881
Social Security Number: 006-10-4764
State: Maine
Last Place of Residence: Westbrook, Cumberland, Maine
Previous Residence Postal Code: 04092
Event Date: November 1968
Age: 87

"United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https:/ / familysearch.org/ pal:/ MM9.1.1/ VSZF-5X7 : accessed 25 Oct 2013), Fred Gowen, November 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

Fred is buried at: Brooklawn Memorial Park Portland Cumberland County Maine, USA

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