Mary Josephine Cowles

19 July 1843–
Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Josephine

When Mary Josephine Cowles was born on 19 July 1843, in Williamsburg, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Cowles Jr, was 43 and her mother, Florilla Thayer, was 38. She married Almon Foster Bisbee on 4 July 1865, in Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Westhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1850.

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Almon Foster Bisbee
Mary Josephine Cowles
Marriage: 4 July 1865
Willie Bramus Bisbee

Spouse and Children

4 July 1865
Easthampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Willie Bramus Bisbee


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 32

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Cole .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Cowle in household of Samuel Cowle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Josephine Cowles, "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961"
  • Mary I. Cowles, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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