Alanson P. Tower

30 May 1814–17 September 1888 (Age 74)
Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Alanson P.

When Alanson P. Tower was born on 30 May 1814, in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Isaac Tower, was 35 and his mother, Rebecca Dexter, was 30. He married Mary Ann Fales on 3 February 1839, in Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He died on 17 September 1888, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Alanson P. Tower
1814–1888
Mary Ann Fales
1820–1898
Marriage: 3 February 1839
Rebecca Jane Tower
1839–1857
Ellen Maria Tower
1841–1862
Emma F. Tower
1849–
Ida Adella Tower
1858–1883
Amy Eudora Tower
1859–
Mary Isabella Tower
1861–1862

Spouse and Children

    Male1814–1888Male

    Mary Ann Fales

    Female1820–1898Female

MARRIAGE
3 February 1839
Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

    Rebecca Jane Tower

    Female1839–1857Female

    Ellen Maria Tower

    Female1841–1862Female

    Emma F. Tower

    Female1849–Female

    Ida Adella Tower

    Female1858–1883Female

    Amy Eudora Tower

    Female1859–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English:1. topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (Latin turris). 2. occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’). 3. Americanized spelling of German Tauer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alanson Tower, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alanson P. Tower, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alanson P. Tower in entry for Rebecca Jane Tower, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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