Wade Houston Towry

16 August 1841–13 June 1912 (Age 70)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Wade Houston

When Wade Houston Towry was born on 16 August 1841, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joel Towery, was 30 and his mother, Courtney H Davis, was 37. He married Fronissa Pauline Gibbs on 8 August 1868, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bell, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 2, Bell, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 13 June 1912, in Salado, Bell, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Salado Cemetery, Bell, Texas, United States.

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Wade Houston Towry
Fronissa Pauline Gibbs
Marriage: 8 August 1868
Oscar Philandro Towery
Eska P. Towery

Spouse and Children

8 August 1868
Monroe, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 3

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of English Towery .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • W H Towery, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Wade H Towery, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wade H Towery, "United States Census, 1900"

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