Arthur Rowlands

14 February 1915–16 June 1980 (Age 65)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Arthur

When Arthur Rowlands was born on 14 February 1915, in Ohio, United States, his father, Arthur Ellis Rowlands, was 23 and his mother, Mary McAleer, was 28. He married Adrienne Lou Higginson on 15 January 1943, in Orange, California, United States. He lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1 Pleasant Grove, Escambia, Florida, United States in 1940. He died on 16 June 1980, in Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Arthur Rowlands
Adrienne Lou Higginson
Marriage: 15 January 1943

Spouse and Children

15 January 1943
Orange, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Arthur Ellis Rowlands


    Mary McAleer




    John Hamilton Rowlands


    "Baby" Rowlands



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Cleveland Metro Parks

Age 2

The vision of the Cleveland Metropolitan Park came from William Albert Stinchcomb when he was appointed chief engineer of the City Parks Department. The Parks are a system of nature preserved parks encircling the city. It is unofficially referred to as the Emerald Necklace, because of the ring of green around the city. It is home to over 300 miles of trails as well as nature education centers, golf courses, and a zoo. Today the site gets over 18 million visitors a year with varying amenities and geographical features.
1936 · The Great Lakes Exposition

Age 21

Also known as the World's Fair of 1936, the Great Lakes Exposition was held along the shore of Lake Erie. It commemorated the centennial of Cleveland's incorporation as a city. It was designed after the Chicago World's Fair and exposed visitors to the cultures of other countries, celebrated industry, and promoted local businesses. Overall, the Fair drew in 11 million visitors during its two season run.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Rowland 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arthur Rowlands in household of Arthur E Rowlands, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur Rowlands in household of Arthur A Rowlands, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur Rowlands, "United States Census, 1940"

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