Ellen R. McGowan

Female16 June 1894–December 1986

Brief Life History of Ellen R.

When Ellen R. McGowan was born on 16 June 1894, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Hugh McGowan, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Manyoun, was 28. She married Franklin Miles Auchenbach on 30 November 1912, in Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died in December 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Norris Square United Presbyterian Church Vault, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Franklin Miles Auchenbach
Ellen R. McGowan
Marriage: 30 November 1912
William M. Auchenbach

Sources (7)

  • Nellie R Auchenbach in household of Frank M Auchenbach, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen Mcgowan, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"
  • Elinore Auchenbauch in household of Frank Auchenbauch, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 November 1912Delaware, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    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.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 11

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 24

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Siobhan, Cormac, Seamus, Aileen, Colm, Eithne, Kieran, Niall, Paddy.

    Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac (a') Ghobhainn or Mac Gobhann (Scottish) or Mac (an) Ghabhann (Irish), ‘son of (the) smith’. This name has also been Anglicized as Smith and Smithson .

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

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