Retta Fowler

1890–1977 (Age 86)
Morley, Scott, Missouri, United States

The Life of Retta

When Retta Fowler was born on 8 September 1890, in Morley, Scott, Missouri, United States, her father, James Fowler, was 50 and her mother, Caroline Elizabeth Forester, was 36. She lived in Morley Township, Scott, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Pike Township, Stoddard, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 21 January 1977, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

James Fowler
Caroline Elizabeth Forester
Ella Fowler
Charles S. Fowler
James Roy Fowler
Ida Fowler
Adeliade L. Fowler
Grover C. Fowler
Retta Fowler
Ruth Ann Fowler
Boyd Edward Fowler

Parents & Siblings

  • James Fowler


  • Caroline Elizabeth Forester




  • Ella Fowler


  • Charles S. Fowler


  • Male1882–1969Male

  • Ida Fowler


  • Female1885–1980Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Betty M Fowler in household of James Fowler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Retta Fowler in household of James Fowler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • United States Census - 1900 - Scott County, Missouri

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