Miles William Stowe

12 July 1857–22 September 1911 (Age 54)
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Miles William

When Miles William Stowe was born on 12 July 1857, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Clark William Stow, was 19 and his mother, Mary Catherine HAND, was 16. He married Mercy ( Mary) BLAKEMAN on 2 February 1895, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 22 September 1911, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Miles William Stowe
Mercy ( Mary) BLAKEMAN
Marriage: 2 February 1895
Clark Boardman Stowe
Cornelius A. Stowe
William M Stowe

Spouse and Children

2 February 1895
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

Age 11

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 
1872 · The First National Park

Age 15

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

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Suffolk, so called from Old English stōw, a word akin to stoc ( see Stoke ), with the specialized meaning ‘meeting place’, frequently referring to a holy place or church. Places in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Staffordshire having this origin use the spelling Stowe, but the spelling difference cannot be relied on as an indication of locality of origin. The final -e in part represents a trace of the Old English dative inflection.2 Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Miles W Stow, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miles Stowe in household of Clark Stowe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Miles W Stowe in household of Clark W Stowe, "United States Census, 1900"

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