Richard Fowler Jr

2 February 1847–30 May 1883 (Age 36)
Felton, Northumberland, England

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Fowler Jr was born on 2 February 1847, in Felton, Northumberland, England, his father, Richard Fowler, was 25 and his mother, Jane Bateman, was 30. He married Hannah Elizabeth Shires about 1869. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Northumberland, England in 1851 and Bockenfield, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 30 May 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Richard Fowler Jr
Hannah Elizabeth Shires
Marriage: about 1869
Anne Fowler
William Fowler
Fredrick Richard Fowler
Lillian Fowler
Jessie Alice Fowler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1869
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 16
    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.

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    Sources (48)

    • Richard Fowler in entry for Frederick Richard Fowler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Richard Fowler in household of Richard Fowler, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Richard in entry for Ann Elizth Fowler, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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