Mary Jane Dow

Female18 September 1850–2 July 1866

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Dow was born on 18 September 1850, in New York, United States, her father, Warren L. Dow, was 22 and her mother, Martha Jane Collier, was 18. She died on 2 July 1866, at the age of 15, and was buried in Plattsburgh, Clinton, New York, United States.

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Warren L. Dow
Martha Jane Collier
Mary Jane Dow
Charles E Dow
Nellie Maria Dow
Nettie Dow

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    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 13

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic dubh ‘black’ (see Duff ).

    English: from the Middle English personal name Dow, a rhyming pet form of Row(e), representing a common pronunciation of Rolf, a side form of Ralph. See Rolfe and compare Daw , Dawson , and Dowson . Alternatively, in East Anglia the name may be a variant of Dove .

    Americanized form of Dutch Douw: from the personal name Douwe, from Frisian dou ‘pigeon’.

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

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