Mary Elizabeth Crowther

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Crowther was born on 25 June 1878, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Crowther, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Ashworth, was 29. She married James Spencer on 22 September 1900, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Ovenden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Family Time Line

James Spencer
Mary Elizabeth Crowther
Marriage: 22 September 1900
Harry Spencer
Edward Spencer
Norman Spencer

Sources (5)

  • Mary E Crowther in household of Samuel Crowther, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • 1900 Marriage Record for Mary Elizabeth Crowther and James Spencer
  • Mary E Crowther in household of Samuel Crowther, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): variant of Crowder 1.

Scottish: possibly a variant of McGrouther, from Gaelic Mac Grùdair ‘son of (the) brewer’, from grùdair ‘brewer’.

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

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