Walter Mowry Trego

1874–1958 (Age 83)
Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life of Walter Mowry

When Walter Mowry Trego was born in April 1874, in Mercer, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Trego, was 23 and his mother, Cornelia J. Mowry, was 24. He lived in Richland Grove Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Rural Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died in 1958, at the age of 84, and was buried in Orion, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Trego
Cornelia J. Mowry
Walter Mowry Trego
Earnest Roy Trego
Herbert Howard Trego

Parents & Siblings

  • Benjamin Franklin Trego


  • Female1849–1909Female



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 3

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably an altered form of an unidentified Cornish name.

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Trego in household of Benjamin Trego, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Walter M Trego in household of Benjamin Trego, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter M Trego, "Find A Grave Index"

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