Charles Pope Cowley

about 1864–22 February 1917 (Age 53)
Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles Pope

When Charles Pope Cowley was born about 1864, in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Huckin Cowley, was 23 and his mother, Clara Pope, was 20. He married Elizabeth Davis in 1889, in Hamilton, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 February 1917, in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand, at the age of 53, and was buried in Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Charles Pope Cowley
1864–1917
Elizabeth Davis
1872–1911
Marriage: 1889
William Silvester Cowley
1890–1972
Minnie Esther Cowley
1893–1965
Nora Elizabeth Cowley
1896–1971
Arthur Cowley
1899–1945
Daphne Clara Cowley
1911–1975

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1889
Hamilton, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Huckin Cowley

    Male1841–1915Male

    Clara Pope

    Female1844–1906Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1861–1922Male

    Charles Pope Cowley

    Male1864–1917Male

    Male1867–1951Male

    Mark Cowley

    Male1868–1944Male

    Victor Cowley

    Male1872–1873Male

+7 More Children

World Events (7)

1864 · War in the Waikato ends

Age 0

The Invasion of the Waikato was the most important campaign during the 19th century Wars in New Zealand. It was fought in the North Island between the Kingitanga Movement, a group of Maori Tribes, and the colonial government. The hostility lasted for nine months, where 14,000 Imperial and colonial troops and 4,000 Māori warriors fought and was the costliest confrontation during the New Zealand Wars. In 1995, the government conceded that the 1863 invasion and confiscation was wrongful and apologized for its actions and later that year Queen Elizabeth II personally signed the Waikato Raupatu Claims Settlement Act.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 16

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places called Cowley. One in Gloucestershire is named with Old English ‘cow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; two in Derbyshire have Old English col ‘(char)coal’ as the first element; and one near London has it from Old English cofa ‘shelter’, ‘bay’ ( see Cove ) or the personal name Cofa. The largest group, however, with examples in Buckinghamshire, Devon, Oxfordshire, and Staffordshire, were apparently named as ‘the wood or clearing of Cufa’; however, in view of the number of places named with this element, it is possible that it conceals a topographical term as well as a personal name.2 Irish: reduced form of Macaulay ( see McCauley ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Pope, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Charles Pope Cowley, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"
  • Charles Pope, "New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981"

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