Obit: Gowans, James (1844 - 1925)
Surnames: GOWANS GILLMOUR BARK
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Wis.) 05/07/1925
Gowans, James (9 OCT 1844 - 2 MAY 1925)
Mr. James Gowans, a resident of Abbotsford, Wis. for the past ten years passed away at his home here Saturday, May 2, 1925, his death resulting from a complication of diseases.
James Gowans was born in Scotland, Oct. 9, 1844, and passed away May 2, 1925, at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 22 days. He came to America in 1866, settling in the town of Lisbon, and in 1871 was united in marriage to Ione Gillmour. To this union one daughter was born.
His wife passed away at Medford, Oct. 9, 1915. He then sold his farm and moved to Abbotsford, where he has since resided with his daughter, Mrs. Harry Bark, who was with him in the end.
Mr. Gowans had served as flagman at the Soo Line crossing in this village until last fall when his health failed.
His kindly greetings and life of cheerful service made him known and loved by young and old, and it is with keen regret and sorrow that we hear of his going.
He leaves to mourn his loss, one daughter, Mrs. Harry Bark of this village.
Funeral services were held at the home at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Von Busch officiating. The body was taken to Templeton, for burial beside the remains of his wife.
Those from out of town who attended the funeral were, Mr. Pierce and son of Medford, and friends from surrounding towns.
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