Frances Spencer Marden

Female26 January 1876–28 August 1947

Brief Life History 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 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.

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Family Time Line

Andrew William Dowd
Frances Spencer Marden
Marriage: 8 June 1901
Alice Davis
Mary Frances Dowd
Margaret Louise Dowd
Andrew William Dowd Jr
Thomas Dowd

Sources (30)

  • Frances S Dowd in household of Andrew W Dowd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Frances Sharp Dowd, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Frankie S. Sharp, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1901Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1879: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1880: Emery, Utah Territory, United States 1894: Carbon, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Carbon, Utah, United States

    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.

    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 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’.

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

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