Benjamin Taylor Fowler

Male25 December 1833–7 March 1906

Brief Life History of Benjamin Taylor

When Benjamin Taylor Fowler was born on 25 December 1833, in Illinois, United States, his father, William Harmon Fowler, was 29 and his mother, Tillitha Angeline Hicks, was 26. He married Octavia Ebolene Miller on 10 March 1867, in DeKalb, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hanover, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Washita, Oklahoma, United States in 1900. He died on 7 March 1906, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Union Hatchett Cemetery, Bessie, Washita, Oklahoma, United States.

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Benjamin Taylor Fowler
Octavia Ebolene Miller
Marriage: 10 March 1867
Clara Ann Fowler
George William Fowler
Ann Elisebeth Fowler
John F Fowler
Johnnie Franklin Fowler
William Fowler
Benjamin Jason Fowler
Edward Leander Fowler

Sources (7)

  • Benjamin Fowler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Fowler, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Benjamin Taylor Fowler, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 March 1867DeKalb, Missouri, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

    Age 6

    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.


    Age 21

    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a fowler, a hunter or trapper of wild birds (a common medieval occupation), from Middle English fogheler, fugheler (Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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

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