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 30 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, 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.
English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Kent, Essex, Surrey, Hertfordshire, and Sussex, or from Meriden (Warwickshire) or Merriden Farm (Surrey). Marden (Kent) derives from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary, border’ + denn ‘woodland pasture’. Marden Ash (Essex) and The Mardens in Caterham (Surrey) derive from Old English (ge)mǣre + Old English denu ‘valley’, denoting a valley that formed a border such as a parish boundary. Marden Hill in Tewin (Hertfordshire), Marden Park in Godstone (Surrey), Meriden (Warwickshire), and Merriden Farm in Dorking (Surrey) all denote ‘pleasant valley’, from Old English myrig + Old English denu. East Marden, North Marden, and Up Marden (Sussex) derive from Old English (ge)mǣre ‘boundary’ + dūn ‘hill’.
English: habitational name from Marden in Herefordshire. The place takes its name from the district name Maund (see Maund ) + Old English worthign ‘enclosure’.
English: perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Marden in Wiltshire. The placename probably means ‘fertile valley’, from Old English mearg ‘marrow, fat’ + denu ‘valley’.