Alma Rowley Sr

25 August 1853–12 October 1922 (Age 69)
South Crosland, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Alma

When Alma Rowley Sr was born on 25 August 1853, in South Crosland, Yorkshire, England, his father, George Rowley, was 25 and his mother, Ann Brown, was 26. He married Amelia Elizabeth Shipley on 4 January 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 12 October 1922, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Alma Rowley Sr
Amelia Elizabeth Shipley
Marriage: 4 January 1875
Alma Rowley Jr
Maggie Melvina Rowley
John Brown Rowley
Eliza Rowley
Sarah Rachael Rowley
Ada Elizabeth Rowley
Florence Ann Rowley
Kate Rowley
Albert Rowley
Pearl Amelia Rowley
Grace Edith Rowley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 10
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 19
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or more of various places called Rowley or Rowly, such as Rowley Regis (Staffordshire), Rowley (Devon, Durham), Rowleygreen Farm (Hertfordshire), Rowly (Surrey), Rowley (East Yorkshire), Rowley, near Bardsey (Yorkshire), Rowley in Lepton (Yorkshire), and Rowley Hill (Essex). The placenames probably all derive from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though the East Yorkshire place may have been named with hlāw ‘mound, hill’ as the second element.Irish: from Ó Roghallaigh, a variant of Ó Raghailligh. See Riley and O'Reilly .

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

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    Sources (51)

    • Alma Rowley in entry for Grace Edith Rowley, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Alma Rowrey in household of George Rowrey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alma Rowley in entry for Alex Wilson Cunningham and Pearl Amelia Rowley, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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