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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Family Time Line

John Wesley Stowell
1835–1899
Helen S. Hosley
1840–1870
Ellen M. Stowell
1857–1857
Nellie A. Stowell
1858–
Francis Wesley Stowell
1860–
Charles Asa Stowell
1864–1894
Edwin Stowell
1867–1867
Arthur W Stowell
1870–1885

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World Events (3)

1863

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.
1865

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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