Kenneth Carl Stowe

17 March 1921–21 January 2008 (Age 86)
Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of Kenneth Carl

When Kenneth Carl Stowe was born on 17 March 1921, in Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States, his father, John Henry Stowe, was 31 and his mother, Mary Zazel Carpenter, was 21. He lived in Sausalito Judicial Township, Marin, California, United States in 1940. He died on 21 January 2008, in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Stowe
1890–1954
Mary Zazel Carpenter
1900–1992
Iola Stowe
1920–1996
Kenneth Carl Stowe
1921–2008
Thelma Alice Stowe
1923–1985
Louis Howard Stowe
1925–2000
Lois May Stowe
1927–1995

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 2
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 13
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 23
The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Suffolk, so called from Old English stōw, a word akin to stoc ( see Stoke ), with the specialized meaning ‘meeting place’, frequently referring to a holy place or church. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection.2 Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

Possible Related Names

Stoke
Stow

Sources (6)

  • Kenneth Stowe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Stowe in household of John Stowe, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kenneth Carl Stowe, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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