William Rodney Rowell

24 March 1880–27 October 1953 (Age 73)
Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of William Rodney

When William Rodney Rowell was born on 24 March 1880, in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States, his father, Asa Hawley Rowell, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Puten, was 28. He married Josephine B O Clogston on 3 September 1902, in Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 27 October 1953, in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont, United States, at the age of 73.

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William Rodney Rowell
Josephine B O Clogston
Marriage: 3 September 1902
William Clogston Rowell
John Rowell

Spouse and Children

3 September 1902
Poultney, Rutland, Vermont, United States


    William Clogston Rowell


    John Rowell


Parents and Siblings

    Asa Hawley Rowell


    Mary Elizabeth Puten




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 2

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, a variant of Rothwell (representing the local pronunciation of the place in Northamptonshire). 2. habitational name from a place in Devon, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + hyll ‘hill’. 3. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Rowe 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Rowell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William R Rowland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie Rowell in household of Hawley Rowell, "United States Census, 1880"

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