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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Alanson P. Tower
Mary Ann Fales
Marriage: 3 February 1839
Rebecca Jane Tower
Ellen Maria Tower
Emma F. Tower
Ida Adella Tower
Amy Eudora Tower
Mary Isabella Tower

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Fales


3 February 1839
Charlton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


    Rebecca Jane Tower


    Ellen Maria Tower


    Emma F. Tower


    Ida Adella Tower


    Amy Eudora Tower


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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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