Marilla Orphannia Rowley Dennis

4 April 1841–13 April 1900 (Age 59)
Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Marilla Orphannia

When Marilla Orphannia Rowley Dennis was born on 4 April 1841, in Erie, New York, United States, her father, Edwin E. Rowley, was 34 and her mother, Johanna Tompkins, was 31. She married Charles Jackson Dennis in 1860, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York, United States for about 5 years and Pike, Pike, Wyoming, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 13 April 1900, in Greenbush Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Elsie, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Jackson Dennis
Marilla Orphannia Rowley Dennis
Marriage: 1860
Myrtie May Dennis
Essie R. Dennis
Effie Ray Dennis

Spouse and Children

Yorkshire, Cattaraugus, New York, United States


    Myrtie May Dennis


    Effie Ray Dennis


    Essie R. Dennis


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 6

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places, in Devon, County Durham, Staffordshire, and Yorkshire, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marilla Rouly in household of Edwin E Rouly, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marilla Dennis in household of Charles J Dennis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Rowley in household of Edwin Rowley, "New York State Census, 1855"

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