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Gower Memorial Cemetery
National Register of Historical Places
December 17, 1991
Founders: John & Ophelia Gower, Donated "Gower Cemetery" from homestead land November, 1889. Earliest burial November 20, 1896

September 19, 1889 - Founders Registered for Homestead

Spr 12, 1895 - Certification of homestead

1921 - Gower Cemetery deeded to elder son Willie T. Gower, Sr.

1930 - Indigent plot developed. A burial for all peoples

1980 - Tax free perpetual trust fund - Citizens Bank of Edmond

1896-1994 - Beginning cemetery restoration renamed Gower Memorial Cemetery

Trustees and Owners - founders granddaughters - Ethel R (Gower) Spencer, David and Myrtle L. (Gower) Thomas

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Plot Map

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Gower Memorial Cemetery

History~1889 - 1989~

Grantors: John A. & Ophelia Gower
Peggye H.
Annie M.
Henry B.
Daniel E.
Ethel I.

Acknowledge by: Williw T., Sr. & Kittie P. (O'Kelley)
Terrell T.
Ethel R.
Mary Ella
Ophelia L.
Willie T., Jr.
Arnold J.
Myrtle L. (Gower) & David Thomas
Lyndi D. (Thomas) Wall

"The just is close
To the people's hearts,
But the merciful & poor
are close to the heart of God." ~Kahlil Gibran~

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Honoring Families

Simon Allensworth
Abe Carter
Birt Luster
Walter Ogles, Sr.
Eddie Parks, Jr.
Dave Veasey

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Indigent Monument

...Thou art God...Blest are you.
Thou art Peter...you are 'Rock' "and
on this Rock I will build my Church..."
Matthew 16:16-18

"Alleluia, Christ is risen!" Inspired by Sister Mary Claudine F. S.

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Indigent Marker

"...for He shall deliver the needy
when he crieth: The poor also and Him that hath no helper..."
Psalms 72:12

Monuments at Gower Memorial Cemetery

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