When Laura Towner was born on 18 February 1809, in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Enoch Towner, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Moore, was 17. She married Alanson Whitney on 18 December 1828, in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Freedom Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 29 April 1887, in Rome, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Towner, Rome Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
English (Sussex and Kent):
topographic name from Middle English toun(e), ton(e) ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn) + -er, for someone who lived in a ‘town’. Compare Town .
perhaps occasionally an occupational name for a toll taker or tax collector, from tolenar, an agent derivative of Middle English toll ‘tax, payment’. Compare Towler .
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