Samuel Parkinson Cowley

23 July 1899–28 November 1934 (Age 35)
Maple Grove-Franklin, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Parkinson

When Samuel Parkinson Cowley was born on 23 July 1899, in Maple Grove-Franklin, Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, his father, Matthias Foss Cowley, was 40 and his mother, Luella Smart Parkinson, was 28. He married Margaret Lavon Chipman on 31 August 1929, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1934. He died on 28 November 1934, in Elgin, Kane, Illinois, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Parkinson Cowley
Margaret Lavon Chipman
Marriage: 31 August 1929

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 August 1929St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion
    Age 3
    Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 10
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    1 English: habitational name from any of the 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 has it 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 named with this element, it is possible that it conceals a topographical term as well as a personal name.2 Irish: reduced form of Macaulay ( see McCauley ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Lavon Chipman Cowley, Mothers' Day Tribute by Sam, May 2016

    Sam’s Mothers’ Day Talk May 8, 2016 20th Ward Thank you, Bro. Jensen, for the opportunity to pay a brief tribute to my Mother. Life taught Mother many lessons that she passed on to my brother and m …

    Sources (26)

    • Samuel Parkinson Cowley, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Samuel Cowley in household of Robert Mcculloch, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Samuel P Cowley, "United States Census, 1930"

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