Eli Fowler


Brief Life History of Eli

When Eli Fowler was born in 1834, in Devon, England, his father, Charles Fowler, was 21 and his mother, Ann Ostler, was 22. He lived in St Peters Church, Sark, Guernsey in 1861 and Lytchett Matravers, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Eli Fowler

Sources (13)

  • Eli Fowler, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Eli Fowler, "England, Devon, Parish Registers (Devon Record Office), 1529-1974"
  • Eli Fowler in household of Ann Fowler, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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World Events (8)


Age 9

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 20

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 46

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fowler, a hunter or trapper of wild birds (a common medieval occupation), from Middle English fogheler, fugheler (Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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

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