Elmer Hadley Stowell

November 1855–1 June 1917 (Age 61)
White Lake, White Lake Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life of Elmer Hadley

When Elmer Hadley Stowell was born in November 1855, in White Lake, White Lake Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Ira Stowell, was 40 and his mother, Eliza A Hathaway, was 38. He married Harriet Elvira Means on 1 October 1878, in Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in White Lake Township, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Waterford, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 40 years. He died on 1 June 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Hadley Stowell
1855–1917
Harriet Elvira Means
1854–1928
Marriage: 1 October 1878
Fannie Belle Stowell
1880–1973
Grace Olive Stowell
1881–
Elbert Elmer Stowell
1882–1936
Eunice Sophronia Stowell
1884–1976
Marven Stowell
1892–
Miriam Stowell
1892–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 October 1878
Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

    Ira Stowell

    Male1815–1882Male

    Eliza A Hathaway

    Female1817–1897Female

siblings

(8)

    Pauline Stowell

    Female1840–1875Female

    Homer Stowell

    Male1845–Male

    Almeda Stowell

    Female1847–1900Female

    Luella Stowell

    Female1849–1938Female

    Theda Jane Stowell

    Female1851–1922Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 13

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 17

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

English: habitational name from places in Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Stowell in household of Ira Stowell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eugene H Stowell in household of Ira Stowell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elmer Stowell in household of Ira Stowell, "United States Census, 1870"

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