Reuben Anson Fowler

1820–1901 (Age 81)
Woodbury, Washington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Reuben Anson

When Reuben Anson Fowler was born on 3 March 1820, in Woodbury, Washington, Vermont, United States, his father, Benjamin F. Fowler, was 40 and his mother, Honnor "Nora" Vaughn Hayes, was 30. He married Mary Polly Pulford on 18 January 1845, in Rochester, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States in 1850 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 11 July 1901, in Elroy, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Juneau, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Anson Fowler
Mary Polly Pulford
Marriage: 18 January 1845
Decatur S. Fowler
Reuben Delos Fowler
Mary J. Fowler
Mary Caroline Fowler
Frank Maxin Fowler
Maria Nora Fowler

Spouse & Children

18 January 1845
Rochester, Racine, Wisconsin, United States


  • Decatur S. Fowler


  • Reuben Delos Fowler


  • Mary J. Fowler


  • Mary Caroline Fowler


  • Male1854–1937Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1779–1848Male

  • Honnor "Nora" Vaughn Hayes




  • John H. Fowler


  • Isaac M. Fowler


  • Female1812–1891Female

  • William H. Fowler


  • David Merrill Fowler


+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 14

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Age 26

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

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)

  • Reuben Fowler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Reuben A Fowler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R A Fowler, "United States Census, 1850"

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