Galena B. Low

Franklin Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Galena B.

When Galena B. Low was born in 1862, in Franklin Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Lowe, was 56 and her mother, Anna Phillips, was 37. She married John Gordner on 8 February 1887, in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Lewis Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910.

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John Gordner
Galena B. Low
Marriage: 8 February 1887
Annie B Gordner
Beryl Anna Gordner
Raymond F Gordner
Myrtle Clara Gordner
Lafayette L Gordner
Charles Gordner
Pauline Gordner
George Benjamin Gordner

Spouse and Children

    John Gordner



8 February 1887
Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 1

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 34

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw ( see Law 2).2 Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).3 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dalena Gordner in household of John Gordner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dalena Gordner in household of John Gordner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Glena V Gordner, "United States Census, 1910"

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