Fonds AM195 - Gow Family collection

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Gow Family collection

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0.03 m

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Walter Melvin Gow (1879-1961) was a native of Guelph, Ontario. He came to Vancouver in 1898, where he operated a jeweller's and watchmaker's business. In 1902 he married Gertrude Coughtrey (1881- ), the daughter of Alfred Coughtrey (1849-1930) of St. Helens, Lancashire, who came to Granville from Yale in 1885.

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The collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings, notes and pictures concerned, for the most part, with Methodism in the United Kingdom, ca. 1837-ca. 1870, which appears to have been compiled by S.A. Redshaw of Bourne, Lincolnshire. There are also two certificates issued by the Guelph Public Schools to Alexander Gow and Walter Gow.

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Presented to the Archives by Mrs. Gertrude Gow (nee Coughtrey) of Vancouver in 1965.


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  • Box: 513-E-01 fld 06-07