Frances Mary McGowan

7 March 1881–18 October 1951 (Age 70)
Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frances Mary

When Frances Mary McGowan was born on 7 March 1881, in Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, United States, her father, John C. McGowan, was 28 and her mother, Anna Marie Coyne, was 25. She married Arthur Spooner Hill on 11 September 1917, in East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, United States for about 10 years and Michigan Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1951, in East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Spooner Hill
Frances Mary McGowan
Marriage: 11 September 1917
James Joseph Hill

Spouse and Children

11 September 1917
East Chicago, Lake, Indiana, United States


    James Joseph Hill


Parents and Siblings

    John C. McGowan


    Anna Marie Coyne




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gobhann (Scottish) and Mac Gabhann (Irish) ‘son of the smith’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Hill in household of Arthur Hill, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frances Hill in household of Arthur Hill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Hill in household of Arthur S Hill, "United States Census, 1940"

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