Louisa Mc Gowan

1859–1917 (Age 57)
Allen, Ohio, United States

The Life of Louisa

When Louisa Mc Gowan was born on 24 April 1859, in Allen, Ohio, United States, her father, Joseph Thompson Mc Gowan, was 39 and her mother, Malvina E. Miller, was 38. She married John Johnson Neeley on 21 December 1882, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Timberhill Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 12 March 1917, in Casey, Clark, Illinois, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Louisa Mc Gowan
John Johnson Neeley
Marriage: 21 December 1882
Zella Edna Neeley
Fred Frank Neeley
Alva Coral Neeley
John Virgil Neeley

Spouse & Children

21 December 1882
Cumberland, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings



  • Elmina Mc Gowan


  • Avery Mcgowan


  • Clementine Marinda Mc Gowan


  • Semon Ellwood McGowan


  • Zilpha Mc Gowan


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 1

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 16

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish surnames formed with Gaelic mac ‘son of’.

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

Story Highlight

Louisa McGowan

After her mother died Louisa was left to take care of her father and brothers. Even after her brother Henry left home, Louisa was stuck at home to take care of her aging father. When sister Zilpha b …

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Sources (3)

  • Louisa M Neely, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louisa A Neeley in household of John J Neeley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louisa Mcgown in household of Joseph T Mcgown, "United States Census, 1880"

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