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wolflady (#47939505)
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Bio Photo I have always been a history buff, and book worm. Then in 2009 I started this journey on my own family, and it has been the most exciting journey ever! I am soooooo pumped! Now, if possible, I would like to be of help to others, as so many have been to me. I am a grandmother of 11, mother of 3, I work two jobs, and I am an amateur geneologist as often as possible.
If I accept your photo request, I will automatically look for others with the same family name close by and photograph those stones as well. If it is at Veterans I will automatically look for the spouse info on the back of the stone if available.
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Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowan
I went to ancestry.com. On there I did a search for Laura McGowan, then added under the search terms John & James McGowan separately as spouse and sibling. That pulled up one vague record that might have more information to help you. I'll keep looking.
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 16, 2014 5:45 PM
Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowan
The last question is are we sure that they stayed in Colorado, and Laura did not do what a lot of
people do, and move closer to family after her husband's passing. I know that complicates things but it is something to keep in mind while searching. People depend on family when they are grieving. Take it from someone going through it right now without my friends and family I would probably be a bigger mess than I already am.
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 16, 2014 3:43 PM
Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowan
My Mom uses ancestry.com to find the census records, marriage, and military records to find my ancestors. I just did a search and did not realize how many McGowan's were buried, and lived in Denver overall. Apparently, there are
quite a few, and that is what is making things difficult.
The census records are the most reliable for finding ancestral connections.

But if you can find both obituaries, for both James & John McGowan that might narrow the relatives down to where you can track one or two to find out what happened to them. I'll do some looking too.

Did either one of them have children?
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 16, 2014 3:40 PM
Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowan
There has to be a definitive way to figure this out. I am working 60hrs this week but I am off all of next week, and I would love to help. If we can find the marriage certificate or census records we can find out for sure who is married to whom. I'll see what I can do as soon as I get a chance.
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 16, 2014 1:03 PM
glory bound
RE: George & Bridget Bugg
Dear wolflady,
Well, this is the 3rd message I am having to send to apologize to people for taking "claimed" requests. I am new to all of this and am not sure how it all works, so I'm afraid I have stepped on many, many toes. Today I did several more at Fort Logan, and then got home and found these messages. I'm sorry!!! :(
I will avoid requests all together and just add random photos. I hope you can forgive me....

Thanks for your understanding and help,

Jacque
glorybound
Added by glory bound on Dec 10, 2014 11:13 PM
Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowen
I did a random google search. I found someone in their 40's but my guess is you are looking for someone in their 75-80's range. Try going backwards through the daughters or anyone off that
obituary.
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 09, 2014 5:50 PM
Karen Sheppard
Laura McGowen
Do you think this might help you in your search?

https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2035697&fh_id=14405
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 09, 2014 4:52 PM
Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowan
The reason why I suggested that is both graves had
nothing on the back or I would have added their memorials to the site. I will double check. It's interesting that they are so far apart in location.
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 09, 2014 11:20 AM
Karen Sheppard
RE: Laura McGowan
Laura is not listed in the Nationwide Gravesite
Locator. http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/index.html
Could she have been buried locally at another
cemetery or maybe still alive.
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 09, 2014 10:39 AM
Karen Sheppard
RE: John McGowan
I will check it out when I go back there this weekend. Is it Laura McGowan?
Added by Karen Sheppard on Dec 09, 2014 9:31 AM
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