When Annie Elizabeth Cowley was born on 20 May 1840, in Kirk German, Isle of Man, her father, Charles Cowley, was 39 and her mother, Ann Killip, was 24. She married William Edward Partington on 14 February 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 8 August 1872, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.
English: habitational name from any of various places called Cowley. One in Gloucestershire is named with Old English cū ‘cow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’; two in Derbyshire have Old English col ‘(char)coal’ as the first element; and one near London is 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 called with this element, it is possible that it conceals a topographic term as well as a personal name.
Irish: shortened form of Macaulay (see McCauley ).
Manx: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Amhlaoibh ‘son of Amhlaoibh’ (a Gaelicized form of Old Norse Óláfr). For an alternative Manx form of the same patronymic see Callow .
HISTORY OF JAMES ALMA COWLEY Written by Donna Lou C Thorne, as told to her by William Lewis Cowley, April 1962. James Alma Cowley, son of Charles and Ann Killip Cowley, was born 17 August, 1852, in …
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