John Edward Gow

15 March 1925–16 December 2003 (Age 78)
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of John Edward

When John Edward Gow was born on 15 March 1925, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Morris Gow, was 26 and his mother, Agnes Milne Edwards, was 25. He died on 16 December 2003, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

James Morris Gow
1898–1963
Agnes Milne Edwards
1899–1974
Douglas McGeorge Gow
1921–2009
Morris James Gow
1923–1995
John Edward Gow
1925–2003
William Crow Gow
1927–2012

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World Events (7)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 9

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 18

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 30

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

Scottish: occupational name from Gaelic gobha ‘smith’.

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

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