William Rowley

9 December 1843–21 June 1921 (Age 77)
Wellington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Rowley was born on 9 December 1843, in Wellington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Rowley, was 20 and his mother, Isabella Slater, was 17. He married Polly Ann O'Neal on 20 September 1867, in Denver, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1860 and Douglas, Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 21 June 1921, in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Rowley
Polly Ann O'Neal
Marriage: 20 September 1867
Joseph C. Rowley
Mary Ellen Rowley
William Frankin Rowley
Maggie J Rowley
Grace Ella Rowley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1867Denver, Colorado, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Otoe, Nebraska, United States
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Story Highlight

    This story was about William's parents, John and Isabella Rowley

    John Rowley and Sarah Wright Family Newsletter Contributed By: Connie Wade Faerber · 22 April 2015 · This is an excerpt from the John Rowley and Sarah Wright Newsletters: Vol 2 #2 published in May 195 …

    Sources (8)

    • Milliam Rawley in household of John Rawley, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Rowley, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
    • William Rowley in entry for Mary Ellen Rowley Tracy, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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