Mary Virginia Mower

Female17 March 1845–2 August 1921

Brief Life History of Mary Virginia

When Mary Virginia Mower was born on 17 March 1845, in Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Andrew Mower, was 41 and her mother, Mary Anne States, was 33. She married William Benton Filler on 2 February 1870, in Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Bedford Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Colerain Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 2 August 1921, in Rainsburg, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Colerain Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benton Filler
Mary Virginia Mower
Marriage: 2 February 1870
George Sherman Filler
Francis Marion Filler
Anna Rebecca Filler
Jennie A. Filler
James B. Filler
Harry Kirby Filler
Carrie Ray Filler
Grace G. Filler
Nellie M. Filler
Mary Mower Filler

Sources (24)

  • Mary Monez in household of Andrew Monez, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Virginia Mower, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
  • Mary Virginia Mower, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Deaths and Burials, 1856-1971"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 February 1870Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 18

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly East Anglia): variant of Mawer .

    English: occasionally a dialectal form of Moore .

    German (Möwer): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German mōven ‘to torment, trouble, or burden’. The surname Möwer is virtually non-existing in Germany.

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

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