Harley Mowry Sr.

9 August 1822–20 October 1920 (Age 98)
Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Harley

When Harley Mowry Sr. was born on 9 August 1822, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Barton Mowry, was 24 and his mother, Ruth Walkup, was 24. He married Martha Jane Sargent on 4 July 1847, in Independence Rock, Natrona, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 20 October 1920, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harley Mowry Sr.
Martha Jane Sargent
Marriage: 4 July 1847
Angeline Mowrey
Harley Mowrey Jr
Martha Jane Mowrey
Ruth Caroline Mowry
Harriet Anne Mowrey
Ella Drucilla Mowrey
Charles Barton Mowrey
Uriah Mowrey
David Sargent Mowrey
Emaline Harley Mowrey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 July 1847Independence Rock, Natrona, Wyoming, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1841 · Dorr Rebellion
    Age 19
    The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.
    Age 28
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business

    Name Meaning

    English: probably from a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Mory, a short form of Amaury (see Amery , Morey ).History: Roger Mowry (c. 1612–66) emigrated from England to MA before 1634, when he married Mary Johnson in Roxbury, Suffolk County, MA.

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

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    Story Highlight

    1887 Building Tithing House

    Spring of 1887 "Father Harley Mowrey" hauled rock and built "a neat little rock tithing office on the southeast corner of lot 3 block 6, " new Ward buildings erected on Lot 3 of same block were compl …

    Sources (47)

    • Harley Mowrey in entry for Harriet Ann Dingman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Harley Mowrey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Harly Mourey in entry for Sarah Ellen Thomas, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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