James Howard Towers

Brief Life History of James Howard

When James Howard Towers was born on 1 January 1868, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, John Towers, was 37 and his mother, Nancy Davison, was 29. He married Claire Laurel Galloway on 14 May 1932, in Orange, California, United States. He lived in Saint David, Charlotte, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 22 July 1936, in Mariposa, Mariposa, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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James Howard Towers
Claire Laurel Galloway
Marriage: 14 May 1932

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  • James H. Towers in household of John Towers, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • James H Towers, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • James H Towers, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.


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Name Meaning


variant of Tower , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

habitational name for someone from Tours in Indre-et-Loire, northern France, so called from the Gaulish tribal name Turones, of uncertain etymology.

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

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