Moses Dow

10 May 1850–9 January 1944 (Age 93)
New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Moses

When Moses Dow was born on 10 May 1850, in New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Ephraim Dow, was 29 and his mother, Mary Jane Blake, was 20. He married Caroline Farrell on 13 July 1896, in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 9 January 1944, in Northampton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 93, and was buried in Northampton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Moses Dow
Caroline Farrell
Marriage: 13 July 1896
Olive Jennie Dow
Thursa Ella Dow
Emery George Dow

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Farrell


13 July 1896
Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States



    Thursa Ella Dow


    Emery George Dow


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (5)

1867 · British North America Act

Age 17

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

Age 19

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

Age 30

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

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)

  • Moses Dow, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Moses C Dow, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Moses Dow in entry for Adam Scott McKinley and Olive Jennie Dow, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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