Mary Rowley

17 August 1853–21 March 1892 (Age 38)
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Rowley was born on 17 August 1853, in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Rowley, was 30 and her mother, Isabella Slater, was 27. She married William Francis Dorsey on 10 September 1870, in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1880 and La Plata, Colorado, United States in 1885. She died on 21 March 1892, in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Garbanati
Mary Rowley
Marriage: 18 July 1875
Samuel Garbanati
Edith Garbanati
Henry Garbanati
Paul Charles Garbanati

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 July 1875Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Otoe, Nebraska, United States
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or more of various places called Rowley or Rowly, such as Rowley Regis (Staffordshire), Rowley (Devon, Durham), Rowleygreen Farm (Hertfordshire), Rowly (Surrey), Rowley (East Yorkshire), Rowley, near Bardsey (Yorkshire), Rowley in Lepton (Yorkshire), and Rowley Hill (Essex). The placenames probably all derive from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though the East Yorkshire place may have been named with hlāw ‘mound, hill’ as the second element.Irish: from Ó Roghallaigh, a variant of Ó Raghailligh. See Riley and O'Reilly .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Mary Garbanetti in household of Henry Garbanetti, "Colorado State Census, 1885"
    • Mamie Palmer in entry for Glenn C Dorsey, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Mary Rawley in household of John Rawley, "United States Census, 1860"

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