Janet Low

4 October 1858–5 August 1872 (Age 13)
Dorchester, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Janet

When Janet Low was born on 4 October 1858, in Dorchester, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, her father, James Low, was 31 and her mother, Ann Christie, was 27. She lived in Gallatin, Illinois, United States in 1860 and River Valley, Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 5 August 1872, in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 13, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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James Low
Ann Christie
Thomas James Low
Janet Low
Agnes Low
Elizabeth Christy Low
David Christie Low
James Low
Margaret Ann Low
Isabelle Hendry Low

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Historical Boundaries: 1860: Macoupin, Illinois, United States
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
Age 3
Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
Age 5
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw (see Law 2).Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (from Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Janet Lowe in household of James Lowe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennette Lowe in household of James Lowe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Janet Low, "BillionGraves Index"

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