John Gower

16 February 1865–
Pimlico St Peter, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Gower was born on 16 February 1865, in Pimlico St Peter, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Gower, was 43 and his mother, Emma Dent, was 40. He lived in Saint George Hanover Square District, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1881.

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William Gower
Emma Dent
William James Gower
Henry Gower
Alice M. Gower
John Gower
Albert Alfred Gower

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 15

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 19

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 39

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): regional name for someone from the district north of Paris known in Old French as Gohiere.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Gouy (from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum), with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French suffix -er.3 English: from a Norman personal name, Go(h)ier, cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Gower in household of William Gower, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Gower in household of William Gower, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Gower in household of William Gower, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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