Retha Fowler

1892–1982 (Age 89)
Tabor City, Columbus, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Retha

When Retha Fowler was born on 24 December 1892, in Tabor City, Columbus, North Carolina, United States, her father, Charles A. Fowler, was 37 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Brown, was 24. She married William Hampton Stephens in 1924, in Columbus, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Williams Township, Columbus, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and South Williams Township, Columbus, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 14 November 1982, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Columbus, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Retha Fowler
1892–1982
William Hampton Stephens
1877–1970
Marriage: 1924
Harry McLean Stephens
1925–2007
Eva M Stephens
1928–
Mary Elizabeth Stephens
1931–1931

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1924
Columbus, North Carolina, United States
children

(3)

  • Male1925–2007Male

  • Eva M Stephens

    Female1928–Female

  • Mary Elizabeth Stephens

    Female1931–1931Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1855–1944Male

  • Mary Elizabeth Brown

    Female1868–1906Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 5

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere(Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Reatha Fowler in household of Charles Fowler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Retha Fowler in household of Charles H Fowler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retha Stephens in household of Hampton Stephens, "United States Census, 1940"

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