William Edward Nowell

8 March 1864–12 August 1948 (Age 84)
Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Edward

When William Edward Nowell was born on 8 March 1864, in Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States, his father, William Nowell, was 36 and his mother, Rebecca Crites, was 27. He married Sarah Eliza Smith on 4 September 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. His occupation is listed as plasterer in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He died on 12 August 1948, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Nowell
Sarah Eliza Smith
Marriage: 4 September 1883
Eva Nowell
William Edward Nowell
Ethel Nowell
Douglas Nowell
Lawrence Edward Nowell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 3
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    Age 22
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Noel , Knowles , or Newell .

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Edward Nowell in entry for Douglas Nowell, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • William Knowel in household of William Knowel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Edward Nowell in entry for William E Nowell and Edna M Lank, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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