When Alanson Porter 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 N. Fales on 20 February 1839, in Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. He lived in Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota, United States in 1880. He died on 17 September 1888, at the age of 74.
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (from Latin turris).
English: 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’).
Americanized form of German Tauer .
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