Anne Rowan


Brief Life History of Anne

When Anne Rowan was born in 1926, in Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Rowan, was 28 and her mother, Cecilia Isabel Burt, was 25. She lived in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States in 1940.

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Alexander Rowan
Cecilia Isabel Burt
Anne Rowan

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  • Anne Rowan in household of Alexander Rowan, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (7)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1927 · Kilmarnock War Memorial

Age 1

The Kilmarnock War Memorial was built to pay tribute to all residents of Kilmarnock who fought in World War I. Most of the building is accessible to the public and names of the people who died line the walkways inside and out. After World War II, additions were made adding the names of those who gave their lives in World War II.

1957 · Scottish Television starts broadcasting.

Age 31

Scottish Television was founded by Roy Thomson, the owner of a Canadian newspaper, when he bought the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Thomson invited Rai Purdy, a Canadian television producer, to become the station's first head of programming. In the months leading up to opening night, Purdy pledged that the new channel would provide first class entertainment. Today it still broadcasts first class entertainment and is the second oldest franchise in Scotland but the Largest of the three ITV franchises in Scotland.

Name Meaning

Irish: from Ó Ruadháin or Ó Ruaidhín, both meaning ‘descendant of Ruadhán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’. See also Rooney .

Irish: from Ó Ruadhacháin, ‘son of Ruadhachán’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’ (also used as a placename and Anglicized as Roughan). Compare also Rogan (Ó Ruadhagáin), of which may be a variant, both it and Ó Ruadhacháin being found in Ulster and Connacht.

Irish: from Ó Robhacháin, the name of a scattered ecclesiastical family, found in Clare in the 16th and 17th centuries. The personal name was earlier Reabhachán ‘skillful, artful’.

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

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