John Mathew Sowerby

11 July 1901–11 April 1949 (Age 47)
West Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John Mathew

When John Mathew Sowerby was born on 11 July 1901, in West Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Sowerby, was 22 and his mother, Louisa Hackwell, was 18. He married Carrie Lillian Miller on 27 July 1922, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Wells, Elko, Nevada, United States in 1910 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 11 April 1949, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Mathew Sowerby
Carrie Lillian Miller
Marriage: 27 July 1922
Jack Sowerby Faulkner

Spouse and Children

27 July 1922
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Doris Sowerby



    Ethel Everett Sowerby


    Joseph Edward Sowerby


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1909 · A Summer Capitol

Age 8

Besides farming and shipping with the trolley up to Ogden Valley, there was an effort to convince the state of Utah to have a summer capitol near the town of Huntsville. Even though it didn’t happen, the Ogden Rapid Transit Company extended the Trolley route to Huntsville, so others could vacation there.

Age 13

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places in northern England named with the Old Norse elements saurr ‘mud’, ‘excrement’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John M Sowerby in household of Thomas Sowerby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John M Sowerby in household of Thomas Sowerby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Mathew Sowerby, "Nevada, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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