Alice A Gower

November 1878–1964 (Age 85)
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alice A

When Alice A Gower was born in November 1878, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Bruce Gower, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Jane McNair, was 17. She married Milton Phillipi on 15 August 1897, in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Ursina, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1964, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ursina Cemetery, Ursina, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milton Phillipi
Alice A Gower
Marriage: 15 August 1897
Jennie A Phillippi
Walter Samuel Phillippi
Lillie Marie Phillippi
Elizabeth "Betty" M Phillippi

Spouse and Children

15 August 1897
Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Bruce Gower


    Margaret Jane McNair





    Ida Blanche Gower



    Milton Gower


    Jesse James Gower


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): regional name for someone from the district north of Paris known in Old French as Gohiere.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France called Gouy (from the Gallo-Roman personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum), with the addition of the Anglo-Norman French suffix -er.3 English: from a Norman personal name, Go(h)ier, cognate with the Old English name mentioned at Gooder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice Gower in household of Bruce Gower, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alice Phillippi in household of Milton Phillippi, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alice A Phillippi in household of Milton Phillippi, "United States Census, 1920"

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