Roger Fowler

Wood, Ohio, United States

The Life of Roger

When Roger Fowler was born in 1863, in Wood, Ohio, United States, his father, Simillis Fowler, was 30 and his mother, Zilpha Hunter, was 34. He married Sarah Elizabeth Collins on 5 February 1889. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Monona, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Little Sioux Township, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1900.

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Roger Fowler
Sarah Elizabeth Collins
Marriage: 5 February 1889
Flossie A Fowler
William Maurice Fowler
George Everett Fowler

Spouse & Children

5 February 1889


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 4

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere(Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Roger Fowler, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Rodger Fowler in household of S Fowler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roger S Fowler, "United States Census, 1900"

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