Frances Spencer Marden

26 January 1876–28 August 1947 (Age 71)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Frances Spencer

When Frances Spencer Marden was born on 26 January 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Edgar B Marden, was 29 and her mother, Susanah Eunice Spencer, was 20. She married Andrew William Dowd on 8 June 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900 and Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 August 1947, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew William Dowd
1869–1942
Frances Spencer Marden
1876–1947
Marriage: 8 June 1901
Alice Davis
1902–
Mary Frances Dowd
1904–1918
Margaret Louise Dowd
1908–1967
Andrew William Dowd Jr
1912–1961
Thomas Dowd
1913–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 June 1901
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called. One in Wiltshire was named in Old English ‘valley at a boundary’, from mearc ‘boundary’ + denu ‘valley’; one in Sussex was named as ‘boundary hill’ (Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + dūn ‘hill’); one in Kent was named ‘mares’ pasture’ (Old English m(i)ere ‘mares’ + denn ‘pasture’); while the one in Herefordshire was named with British magno- ‘plain’ + Old English worðign ‘enclosure’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frances S Dowd in household of Andrew W Dowd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frances Dowd in household of Andrew Dowd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances S Dowd in household of Andrew W Dowd, "United States Census, 1910"

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