John Fowler

1876–
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Fowler was born in 1876, in Scotland, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 daughter with Catherine Sullivan. He lived in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years.

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John Fowler
1876–
Catherine Sullivan
1886–
Elizabeth Jane Fowler
1917–

Spouse and Children

    Male1876–Male

    Catherine Sullivan

    Female1886–Female

children

(1)

    Elizabeth Jane Fowler

    Female1917–Female

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 2

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 31

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere(Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Fowler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Fowler, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John, Jr. Fowler in entry for Walter Russell Rohrbach and Elizabeth Jane Fowler, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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