Monday, April 11, 2011

A.L. Gowin

It is with sadness that I write the obituary of Sister A.L. Gowin, wife of Eld. C.A. Gowin, who was taken sick January 18 and died the 19th. She was the daughter of Rev. J. H. Hubbard. Was born in Calhoun county, Ala. in 1852; moved to Arkansas with her parents when but a girl; was married to George Biddle in January 1871, who died and left her a widow. She was married to Bro. C.A. Gowin on September 17, 1874. Sister Gowin was the mother of eleven children, ten of whom are living. Six of her children are professors of religion. Her remains were laid to rest in old Salem cemetery in the presence of a host of mourning friends and relatives. As to her life it was exemplary. She was a model Christian. She was buried into the fellowship of Shamrock Baptist church in 1875, and has lived a devoted Christian. In her death we lose one of our most devoted sisters, a family a devoted mother, the husband a loving, self sacrificing wife.  Sister Gowin was a friend to the gospel. In the absence of her husband who was away most of the time preaching the gospel to sinners, she was home taking care and laboring for the comfort and support of the family. Her life was one of consecration to her family and disconsolate husband. We all mourn her death, but our loss is her gain. God help us all to bow in humble supplication to his will.
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Since Christ was thy ransom, thy guardian and thy guide.
He gave thee, he took thee, and death has no sting.
Since Jesus hath died.

The funeral services were conducted by the writer.
D.A. Squires

Arkansas Baptist, February 19, 1896, page 12

1 comment:

  1. Blogger Jan Hearn Davenport said...

    A.L. Gowin was Adeline Louisa, she is enumerated as L.A. Hubbard in the 1860 Crawford County, Arkansas census