Amelia Lowther

19 September 1813–27 September 1892 (Age 79)
Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of Amelia

When Amelia Lowther was born on 19 September 1813, in Clarksburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse D Lowther, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ann Ragan, was 42. She married Daniel H. Wires on 8 May 1833, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Center Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States in 1850. She died on 27 September 1892, in Franklin Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Monroe, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel H. Wires
Amelia Lowther
Marriage: 8 May 1833
Hellon Wires
James Wires
Mary Wires
Sarah Wires
Verl J. Wire
William F Wire
Elizabeth Wires
Low Wire

Spouse and Children

    Daniel H. Wires



8 May 1833
Harrison, West Virginia, United States


    Hellon Wires


    James Wires


    Mary Wires


    Sarah Wires


    Verl J. Wire


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 11

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

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: habitational name from a place in Cumbria, so called from the river on which it stands. The place name is of obscure etymology, perhaps of ancient Welsh origin ( compare Lauder ), or from Old Norse lauðr ‘froth’, ‘foam’ + á ‘river’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amelia Wires in household of Daniel H Wires, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amelia Lowther, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Milly Lowther, "West Virginia Marriages, 1854-1932"

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