Phoebe Rebecca Fowler

15 December 1842–12 October 1917 (Age 74)

The Life Summary of Phoebe Rebecca

When Phoebe Rebecca Fowler was born on 15 December 1842, her father, Stephen Gilbert Fowler Sr, was 37 and her mother, Jemima B. Smith, was 37. She married James Alingham Cunningham on 16 June 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Waterville, Kennebec, Maine, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 October 1917, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

James Alingham Cunningham
Phoebe Rebecca Fowler
Marriage: 16 June 1872
Stephen James Cunningham
Robert Cunningham
Herbert Davenport Cunningham
Almina May Cunningham
Alberta Eve Cunningham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 June 1872
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
    Age 9
    "In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Sources (5)

    • Pheobe R Cunningham, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Phebe Cunningham, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Phebe R Fowler in entry for Herbert D Cunningham and Arline A Wadlin, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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