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.
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’).