Joseph Smith Rowley

17 May 1849–7 May 1922 (Age 72)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph Smith

When Joseph Smith Rowley was born on 17 May 1849, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Rowley, was 21 and his mother, Ann Brown, was 22. He married Lydia Young Morse on 13 March 1879, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Murtaugh, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 7 May 1922, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Smith Rowley
Lydia Young Morse
Marriage: 13 March 1879
Eva Elizabeth Rowley
Laura Ann Rowley
George Thomas Rowley
Joseph Francis Rowley
Lydia Lenore Rowley
Elva Rae Rowley
Leah Urilda Rowley
Marlowe Morse Rowley
Jedediah Young Rowley
Isaac Monroe Rowley
David Aaron Rowley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 March 1879St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 14
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 21
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Joseph Smith Rowley and Lydia Young Morse

    JOSEPH SMITH ROWLEY AND LYDIA YOUNG MORSE Joseph Smith Rowley was born 17 May 1849 in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, to George and Ann Brown Rowley. His parents joined the Churc …

    Sources (31)

    • Joseph Rowrey in household of George Rowrey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Joseph S. Rowley in entry for Aaron Rowley, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Joseph Rowley in household of George Rowley, "United States Census, 1870"

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