Carrie Gowans

28 July 1890–4 July 1983 (Age 92)
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Carrie

Carrie Gowans was born on 28 July 1890, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. She married Albert Roy Davenport on 26 December 1917, in Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sandy, Harmon, Oklahoma, United States in 1971. She died on 4 July 1983, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Sandy, Clackamas, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Roy Davenport
Carrie Gowans
Marriage: 26 December 1917
Nellie Dee Davenport
Roy Albert Davenport
Lura Elnora Davenport
Donald Dan Davenport

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1917Littleton, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 6
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1898 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 8
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 26
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Scottish: variant of McGowan ‘son of the smith’, in which the Gaelic patronymic prefix Mac has been replaced by the English patronymic suffix -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (10)

    • Carrie Davenport in household of Albert Davenport, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Carrie Gowen in entry for Donald Dan Davenport, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
    • Carrie Davenport in entry for Albert R Davenport, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

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