Walter X. Mowry

10 April 1891–6 December 1953 (Age 62)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Walter X.

When Walter X. Mowry was born on 10 April 1891, in Illinois, United States, his father, Irving L Mowry, was 29 and his mother, Emma Jane Hubbs, was 26. He married Minnie Alice Rogers in June 1923. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Divernon Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 6 December 1953, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Walter X. Mowry
Claretta Gardner
Emmie Mowri
Ethell Mowri
Gilbert Mowri
Walter Lee Mowry

Spouse and Children


    Claretta Gardner




    Emmie Mowri


    Ethell Mowri


    Gilbert Mowri



Parents and Siblings

    Irving L Mowry





World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Mory, a short form of Amaury ( see Emery , Morey ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter Maury in household of Irwin L Maury, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Moury Or Mowry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Mowry in household of Irwin L Mowry, "United States Census, 1900"

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