Catherine Bow

9 October 1825–19 July 1894 (Age 68)
Clachan of Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Bow was born on 9 October 1825, in Clachan of Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Bow, was 34 and her mother, Janet Forsyth, was 32. She married William Stuart Brighton on 31 December 1850, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 19 July 1894, in Brighton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Stuart Brighton
Catherine Bow
Marriage: 31 December 1850
Janet Hare Brighton
Mary Bow Brighton
Robert Alexander Brighton
William Henry Brighton
Thomas Bow Brighton
Daniel Hamner Wells Brighton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1850Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 7
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    Age 21
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various minor places called with Old English boga ‘bow, arch, vault’, i.e. an arched bridge. There are places so called in Midlothian, Middlesex, and Devon.Irish and English: variant of Bowes .Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of the Chinese names 寶 (meaning ‘treasure’) or 保 (meaning ‘protect’), which were monosyllabic personal names or part of disyllabic personal names of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Catherine was born 9 October 1825 at Torence Campsie in Stirling County, and raised in Edinborough and Anderson. It was in Anderson that William Stuart Brighton first kissed his Catherine (Catie). Cat …

    Sources (36)

    • Catherine Brighton in household of William S Brighton, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Katherine Bow in entry for Jane Hair Andersen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Catherine Brighton in household of William S Brighton, "United States Census, 1860"

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