William Brown Rowley

1847–November 1890 (Age 43)
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Brown

When William Brown Rowley was born in 1847, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Rowley, was 20 and his mother, Ann Brown, was 20. He married Emily Melissa Green on 1 January 1873, in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Diamond, Juab, Utah, United States in 1880. He died in November 1890, in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Brown Rowley
Emily Melissa Green
Marriage: 1 January 1873
Emily Elizabeth Stinger
Eliza Rowley
Anne Rowley
George William Rowley
James Rowley
Joseph Rowley
John Rowley
Arthur William Rowley
Samuel Rowley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1873Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 7
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 16
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or more of various places called Rowley or Rowly, such as Rowley Regis (Staffordshire), Rowley (Devon, Durham), Rowleygreen Farm (Hertfordshire), Rowly (Surrey), Rowley (East Yorkshire), Rowley, near Bardsey (Yorkshire), Rowley in Lepton (Yorkshire), and Rowley Hill (Essex). The placenames probably all derive from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’, though the East Yorkshire place may have been named with hlāw ‘mound, hill’ as the second element.Irish: from Ó Roghallaigh, a variant of Ó Raghailligh. See Riley and O'Reilly .

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

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    Sources (12)

    • William Rowrey in household of George Rowrey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Rowley in entry for George Rowley, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • W B Roley, "United States Census, 1880"

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