Roland Hubert Sowards

6 September 1901–3 January 1977 (Age 75)
Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States

The Life of Roland Hubert

When Roland Hubert Sowards was born on 6 September 1901, in Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States, his father, Lewis Winfield Sowards, was 37 and his mother, Lillie Ernestine Huffaker, was 28. He married Laura Verina Crowther on 6 December 1922, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in World for about 30 years. He died on 3 January 1977, in Conejos, Colorado, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in New Manassa Cemetery, Manassa, Conejos, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roland Hubert Sowards
1901–1977
Laura Verina Crowther
1903–1989
Marriage: 6 December 1922
Laura Jean Sowards
1923–2007
Coleen Sowards
Roland Cline Sowards
1925–2011
Coleen Sowards
1928–2021
William Winfield Sowards
1929–1988
Morris Sowards
1935–2018
Morris Sowards ;(Twin)
1935–2018

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 December 1922
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(7)

    Female1923–2007Female

    Roland Cline Sowards

    Male1925–2011Male

    Coleen Sowards

    Female1928–2021Female

    Male1929–1988Male

    Morris Sowards

    Male1935–2018Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 8

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.
1921 · Flash floods kill 1500

Age 20

On June 3 1921, flash floods in Pueblo cause over $20 million in damage and kill over 1,500 people in its wake.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of English or Irish Seward .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

Roland Hubert Sowards

Grandpa was a hard worker, grandma said that when she ran away and got married, it was the first time she had ever seen him cry. She adored her father and he was very protective of her.

Sources (3)

  • Roland H Soward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Roland Hubert Sowards, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Roland Hubert Sowards, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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