Horace Willmer Rowberry

18 October 1897–3 August 1961 (Age 63)
Erda, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Horace Willmer

When Horace Willmer Rowberry was born on 18 October 1897, in Erda, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph A. Rowberry, was 51 and his mother, Sarah Jane Lee, was 46. He lived in Iona, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Iona, Bonneville, Idaho, United States in 1920. He died on 3 August 1961, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Iona, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph A. Rowberry
Sarah Jane Lee
Emma Rowberry
Joseph Lee Rowberry
Thomas Lee Rowberry
John Francis Rowberry
Ida Lee Rowberry
Orson Rowberry
Martha Louise Rowberry
Eliza Newell Rowberry
Stella Rowberry
Mary Leone Rowberry
Harriet Elizabeth Rowberry
Harold Edward Rowberry
Luella Rowberry
Arthur Leroy Rowberry
William Glenn Rowberry
Horace Willmer Rowberry

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish
Age 1
After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Age 4
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.
1915 · Arrowrock Dam built
Age 18
In 1915, this dam was the tallest concrete dam of its kind in the world. From 1935-1937, it was repaired, raising the structure an additional 5 feet.

Name Meaning

(1997: 108;2007: 278; 2010: 455)English (Herefordshire and Worcestershire): habitational name theoretically from any of various places called with Old English rūh ‘rough’ + beorg ‘hill, mound’, such as Roborough (Devon), Rowberrow (Somerset), Ruborough Hill (Somerset), and Rowborough (Isle of Wight), but in the West Midlands the surname is almost certainly from Rowberry Court (in Bodenham, Herefordshire) and through family migration is probably also the source of Rubery in Cornwall and Ro(w)bery in Essex.

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

Sources (13)

  • Horace Wilmore Rowberry in household of Joseph Rowberry, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Horace W Rowberry, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"
  • Horace Rowbery in household of Sarah Rowbery, "United States Census, 1920"

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