Alfred Franklin Rothwell

Brief Life History of Alfred Franklin

When Alfred Franklin Rothwell was born on 1 April 1876, in Osceola, Clarke, Iowa, United States, his father, James Rothwell, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Buena Vista Getty, was 22. He married Rose Gertrude Vanhorn on 11 January 1898, in Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States in 1900 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States for about 56 years. He died on 19 April 1966, in Puyallup, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Crown Hill, King, Washington, United States.

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Alfred Franklin Rothwell
Rose Gertrude Vanhorn
Marriage: 11 January 1898
Dorothy B Rothwell

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  • Alfred F Rothwell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Alfred Frank Rothwell, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • A F Rothwell, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): variant of Rowell . This name was brought to Ireland (Meath) from England in the 17th century.

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

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