John Calvin Barrow

1 December 1885–26 January 1964 (Age 78)
Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Calvin

When John Calvin Barrow was born on 1 December 1885, in Madison, Iowa, United States, his father, John Decker Barrow, was 23 and his mother, Lucy Adelia Baker, was 24. He married Rose Carman Wolfe in 1905. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 26 January 1964, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Little Lake Cemetery, Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Calvin Barrow
Rose Carman Wolfe
Marriage: 1905
Donald Max Barrow

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    Donald Max Barrow


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    Aneta Almira Barrows


    Nellie F Barrow


World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 6

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 21

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English bearo, bearu ‘grove’ (dative bear(o)we, bearuwe), for example in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Suffolk, and Somerset, or a topographic name with the same meaning. 2. topographic name for someone who lived by an ancient burial mound, Middle English berwe, barwe, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (Old English beorg, dative beorge), of which there is one near Leicester and another in Somerset. 3. habitational name from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, which is named with an unattested Celtic word, barr, here meaning ‘promontory’, + Old Norse ey ‘island’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J C Barrow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Barrow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin D Barrows in household of John D Barrows, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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