Mary W. Tower

1822–23 September 1882 (Age 60)
Waterville, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Mary W.

When Mary W. Tower was born in 1822, in Waterville, Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States, her father, Henry Tower, was 26 and her mother, Eliza Haynes, was 24. She married Stillman B. Grant on 26 August 1847, in Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fitchburg, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900. She died on 23 September 1882, at the age of 60.

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Stillman B. Grant
Mary W. Tower
Marriage: 26 August 1847
Lillie Mary Grant

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1847Oneida, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 5
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 24
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived near a tower, usually a defensive fortification or watchtower, from Middle English, Old French tūr (from Latin turris).English: occupational name for someone who dressed white leather, cured with alum rather than tanned with bark, from an agent derivative of Middle English taw(en) (Old English tawian ‘to prepare, make ready’).Americanized form of German Tauer .

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Mary Grant in household of Stillman Grant, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Mary W Tower in entry for Sillman B Grant, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
    • Mary in entry for Mary L. Grant, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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