Earl Dow

10 November 1892–14 March 1975 (Age 82)
Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Earl

When Earl Dow was born on 10 November 1892, in Park Rapids, Hubbard, Minnesota, United States, his father, William Dayton Dow, was 36 and his mother, Carrie Evelyn Clapp, was 34. He married Edna May Jackson on 27 March 1912, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States for about 10 years and Anaheim Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. He died on 14 March 1975, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 82.

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Earl Dow
Edna May Jackson
Marriage: 27 March 1912
Donlin Gerald Dow
Glenn L Dow

Spouse and Children

27 March 1912
Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Walter D Dow


    Elnora Dow



    Eliza Dow


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 1

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 22

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow . This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.2 English: variant of Daw .3 Americanized spelling of Dutch Douw, an Old Frisian personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Dow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Earl Dow, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Earl Dow in household of William D Dow, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"

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