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Family of Earle MCGOWAN and Hazel Vera STEVENS

Earle MCGOWAN b. 1893 Oct 62448 at Myrtle Ave, Hammondsport, NY2448. d. 1981 Aug 7797 at Newark, Licking Co., OH797.
Hazel Vera STEVENS b. 1896 Jan 72446 at Curtis, NY2446. d. 198324.

Married1728 1917 Jun 271728 at Corning, NY1728. Earle McGowan and Hazel Vera Stevens were married1728 by Harold Stanley Stewart, clergyman. Witnesses were Millicent McGowan (Earle's sister) and J Thomas Wasson. The marriage license was dated Jun 26, 1917.

Their daughter Marilyn was married (first) to Shaug Shauger exactly 33 years after Earle and Hazel's marriage.

In 1900, Hazel was enumerated twice in the census: on June 1 in Corning with her mother Jennie Stevens, and on Jun 12 with her grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Sturdevant in Hornby.

Child 1. Donald

Second Lt. Donald Paul McGowan was killed1220 in August of 1943, on a training mission aboard a B-26 Army plane near Dodge City airfield. Just nine days earlier, his mother had pinned his "wings" on him at a ceremony in Lubbock, Texas, at his commissioning as an Army Air Corps officer and pilot.

On April 3 of the previous year (1942), Don had enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He was called up on August 19, and was sent to Nashville, Tennessee. From there, he went to San Antonio where he completed his pre-flight course. Later in 1942, at Christmas, he and Leithia Murray of Coopers Plains, announced their engagement to be married.

Children of Earle MCGOWAN and Hazel Vera STEVENS:

1. Donald Paul (Lieut) MCGOWAN b. 1918 Jun 101220 at Corning, New York1220. d. 1943 Aug 71220 at Dodge City airfield, Kansas1220. bd. Coopers Plains Cem., Coopers Plains, NY24.
2. Doris Anita MCGOWAN b. 1920 Sep 4313 at 30 Wallace St, Corning, NY2448. d. 1987 Nov 6313 at Berea, OH, at the home of Barbara Veazie Pheneger313. bd. Maple Grove Cem., Granville, OH316.
md. Folsom Munro VEAZIE
3. Virginia Rae MCGOWAN b. 1925 May 271218 at house on corner of Pulteney and Sly, Corning, NY2448. d. 2006 May 12 at her home in Avon, New York1218. bd. Avon Cem., Avon, New York1218.
md. 1) Hollis BOSS
md. 2) John (Jack) Harmon SHAVER
4. Marilyn Mae MCGOWAN797 b. 1931 Jul 1797 at W Pulteney St, Corning, NY2448.
md. Horace (Shaug) Lloyd SHAUGER


24. New York, Coopers Plains Cemetery Headstones (group 1), examined by Bruce J Veazie, 2001
88. 1930 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Corning
229. 1900 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Corning; www.ancestry.com
313. Ohio Deaths (www.ancestry.com)
316. Ohio, Granville, Maple Grove Cemetery, Burial Listings printout available at kiosk at entry
797. McGowan, James - Descendants of, from Mary McGowan Donermeyer (unsourced)
1177. 1910 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Hornell
1183. 1905 State Census NY, Steuben Co., Hornellsville; www.familysearch.org
1218. Shaver, Virginia (McGowan) obituary; pub week of May 18, 2006, Lake & Valley Clarion, Geneseo, NY; http://www.clarioncall.com/obits/obits051806.html
1220. McGowan, Donald Paul, Killed in Plane Crash; pub Aug 9, 1943, Corning (NY) Leader; www.fultonhistory.com
1728. New York County Marriages, 1908-1935 (1847-1949, 1907-1936); www.familysearch.org (www.ancestry.com)
2446. Stevens, Harry J, family group sheet, no references; from the papers of Earle McGowan
2448. McGowan, Earle, family group sheet, no references; from the papers of Earle McGowan
2481. 1900 Fed Census NY, Steuben Co., Hornby; www.ancestry.com
2482. 1910 Fed Census NY, Yates Co., Barrington; www.ancestry.com