Christopher Columbus Dow

1834–27 January 1903 (Age 69)
Barnstead, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Christopher Columbus

When Christopher Columbus Dow was born in 1834, in Barnstead, Belknap, New Hampshire, United States, his father, John Osborn Dow, was 29 and his mother, Mary Clough Nutter, was 32. He married Elizabeth C Rideout on 24 October 1857. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1903. He died on 27 January 1903, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Dow
1834–1903
Elizabeth C Rideout
1834–1909
Marriage: 24 October 1857
Albert Thatcher Dow
1858–
Conant Dow
1860–
Nathan C Dow
1861–
John O Dow
1866–1866
Nellie Frances Dow
1867–1874
Minnie Isabelle Dow
1869–1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 October 1857
children

(6)

    Albert Thatcher Dow

    Male1858–Male

    Conant Dow

    Male1860–Male

    Nathan C Dow

    Male1861–Male

    John O Dow

    Male1866–1866Male

    Nellie Frances Dow

    Female1867–1874Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Osborn Dow

    Male1805–Male

    Mary Clough Nutter

    Female1802–1893Female

siblings

(5)

    Male1834–1903Male

    William Henry Dow

    Male1836–1884Male

    Lyman Otis Dow

    Male1839–Male

    Phebe Frances Dow

    Female1848–1940Female

    Minnie E Dow

    Female1848–Female

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 12

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow . This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.2 English: variant of Daw .3 Americanized spelling of Dutch Douw, an Old Frisian personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christopher Columbus Dow in household of Matthew Hall, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Christopher C Dow, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Christopher J Dow, "United States Census, 1900"

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