Aaron Mower

13 July 1831–24 July 1898 (Age 67)
Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States

The Life of Aaron

When Aaron Mower was born on 13 July 1831, in Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States, his father, Jonathan Mower, was 43 and his mother, Rebecca Mable Stevens, was 40. He married Ann Augusta Rackley on 15 December 1859. He lived in Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine, United States in 1880 and Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1898. He registered for military service in 1863. He died on 24 July 1898, at the age of 67, and was buried in Greene Corner, Greene, Androscoggin, Maine, United States.

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Aaron Mower
Ann Augusta Rackley
Marriage: 15 December 1859

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15 December 1859

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 1

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860

Name Meaning

1 English (East Anglia, chiefly Norfolk): occupational name for someone who mowed pasture lands to provide hay, from an agent derivative of Middle English mow(en) ‘mow’ (Old English māwen).2 Welsh: nickname from mawr ‘big’ ( see Moore 6).3 German (Möwer): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German mōven ‘to torment, trouble, or burden’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Aaron Mower, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Aaron Mower in household of Jon Mower, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Aaron Mower, "United States Census, 1880"

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