Joseph Andrew Mower

29 December 1889–4 August 1971 (Age 81)
Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Joseph Andrew

When Joseph Andrew Mower was born on 29 December 1889, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Joseph Smith Mower, was 26 and his mother, Cynthia Mahala Mower, was 22. He married Edith Eleanor Ames on 14 September 1912, in Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 4 August 1971, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Andrew Mower
Leona Christina Bosen
Marriage: 9 June 1920
Joseph A Mower

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9 June 1920
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 7

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1911 · The Salt Lake Airport

Age 22

The site for the Salt Lake International Airport started as a desolate area of the Valley that was originally used to herd sheep. A cinder-covered landing strip was subsequently created for the Great International Aviation Carnival that was held later in that same year. It brought many pioneers of the aviation industry. Aviator Glenn H. Curtiss brought his newly invented Seaplane to the carnival and demonstrated it to the public by taking off from the Great Salt Lake. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, it sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by travelers to and from Utah. It became a hub for Delta Air Lines after its merger with Western Airlines.

Name Meaning

1 English (East Anglia, chiefly Norfolk): occupational name for someone who mowed pasture lands to provide hay, from an agent derivative of Middle English mow(en) ‘mow’ (Old English māwen).2 Welsh: nickname from mawr ‘big’ ( see Moore 6).3 German (Möwer): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German mōven ‘to torment, trouble, or burden’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Andrew Mower, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Andrew Mower, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Andy J Mower, "United States Census, 1930"

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