Francis Wesley Stowell

11 February 1860–
Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Francis Wesley

When Francis Wesley Stowell was born on 11 February 1860, in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Wesley Stowell, was 24 and his mother, Helen S. Hosley, was 19.

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John Wesley Stowell
Helen S. Hosley
Ellen M. Stowell
Nellie A. Stowell
Francis Wesley Stowell
Charles Asa Stowell
Edwin Stowell
Arthur W Stowell

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World Events (3)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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  • Francis Wesley Stowell, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"

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