Mary Cowell

21 February 1856–28 March 1913 (Age 57)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Cowell was born on 21 February 1856, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Cowell, was 36 and her mother, Mary Singleton, was 35. She married Peter Cooper Adamson on 3 February 1885, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 28 March 1913, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Cooper Adamson
Mary Cowell
Marriage: 3 February 1885
Arthur Cowell Adamson
Stillborn Adamson (twin)
Florence Adamson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 February 1885American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 3
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 16
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Manx: shortened form of McCawell, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’). Compare Caulfield . Alternatively, a shortened form of Gaelic Mac (Giolla) Comhghaill ‘son of (the devotee of) Saint Comhghal’. Compare Cool .Irish: shortened form of McCool .English: habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and Gloucestershire called Cowhill, from Old English ‘cow’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from Cowleigh Park in Worcestershire. The modern pronunciation rhymes with trowell.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Voyage to America

    Martha Cowell (16) along with her parents John and Mary Cowell and a sister Mary set sail at Liverpool on the "Monarch of the Sea" in 1864. Her father became ill and after several days died during a …

    Sources (9)

    • Mary Cowell in household of John Cowell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Mary Cowell Adamson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Mary C Adamson in household of Peter C Adamson, "United States Census, 1910"

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