Mary J Lower

22 January 1874–
Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Lower was born on 22 January 1874, in Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Leander Lish Lower, was 64 and her mother, Lucinda Maria Fillmore, was 39. She married Steward J Brooks on 29 June 1897, in Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Prairie Township, Union, South Dakota, United States in 1920 and Caledonia, Racine, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years.

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Steward J Brooks
Mary J Lower
Marriage: 29 June 1897
Myron J. Brooks

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29 June 1897
Racine, Wisconsin, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 9

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 32

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): occupational name denoting a servant who carried the ewer to guests at table so that they could wash their hands, Anglo-Norman French and Middle English ewerer (related to ewere ‘jug’), with the French definite article l’.2 Cornish: variant of Flower 4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mamie F Brooks in household of Steward Brooks Jr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Brooks in household of Steward Brooks, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Mamie Brooks in household of Stewart Brooks, "United States Census, 1900"

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