Mary Margaret Fowler

Female18 February 1848–5 February 1931

Brief Life History of Mary Margaret

When Mary Margaret Fowler was born on 18 February 1848, in Livingston, Illinois, United States, her father, James Fowler, was 28 and her mother, Mercy Kinney, was 24. She married Rufus Van Buren Lane on 19 February 1866, in Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Benton, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Jackson Township, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 5 February 1931, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Van Buren Lane
Mary Margaret Fowler
Marriage: 19 February 1866
Laura Lane
Eva Elizabeth Lane
Anna Betsey Lane
George Gilman Lane
Jennie Olive Lane
Elisas Willie Lane
Rufus Edmond Lane
Harry F. Lane
Sylvia Mary Lane
Anne Lane
Hoyt Van Buren Lane

Sources (42)

  • Margrett Lane in household of J I Wallace, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary M. Fowler, "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Mary Margaret Lane, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1866Marion, Linn, Iowa, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 8

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 15

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

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a fowler, a hunter or trapper of wild birds (a common medieval occupation), from Middle English fogheler, fugheler (Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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

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