Charles Cowley

21 December 1800–26 December 1875 (Age 75)
Kirk German, Isle of Man

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Cowley was born on 21 December 1800, in Kirk German, Isle of Man, his father, Nicholas Cowley, was 42 and his mother, Eleanor Kelly, was 42. He married Ann Killip on 26 December 1833, in Kirk German St John, Isle of Man. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 26 December 1875, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Cowley
Ann Killip
Marriage: 26 December 1833
Charles Ceasar Cowley
William Michael Cowley
Eleanor Caroline Cowley
Annie Elizabeth Cowley
Nephi Thomas Cowley
John Abner Cowley
Maria Eleanor Cowley
Joseph Enos Cowley
James Alma Cowley
Hyrum Nicholas Cowley
Benjamin Franklin Cowley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1833Kirk German St John, Isle of Man
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    World Events (8)

    Age 15
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1815 · Manchester Dock in Liverpool Built
    Age 15
    In 1815, the Manchester Dock in Liverpool was constructed by John Foster Sr. It was an important gateway for coal and manufactured goods mainly corn and cotton. It closed in 1929.
    Age 23
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of 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 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 .

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

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    History of James Alma Cowley

    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 …

    Sources (88)

    • Charles Cowley [1 Jun 1850], "United States Census, 1850"
    • Charles Cowley in entry for Meria Elnor Allen, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Charles Cowley, "United States Census, 1870"

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