John Fremont Dow

17 October 1856–8 December 1922 (Age 66)
Annawan, Henry, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Fremont

When John Fremont Dow was born on 17 October 1856, in Annawan, Henry, Illinois, United States, his father, Josiah Dow, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Stevens, was 27. He married Nancy Sears on 24 October 1878, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Scott, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Davenport Township, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1900. He died on 8 December 1922, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know John Fremont? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Fremont Dow
Nancy Sears
Marriage: 24 October 1878
George Sears Dow
Gilbert Tristram Dow
John Stevens Dow
Worrall Cook Dow
Elizabeth Stevens Dow
Nancy Sears Dow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 October 1878Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 1
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Gaelic dubh ‘black’ (see Duff ).English: from the Middle English personal name Dow, a rhyming pet form of Row(e), representing a common pronunciation of Rolf, a side form of Ralph. See Rolfe and compare Daw , Dawson , and Dowson . Alternatively, in East Anglia the name may be a variant of Dove .Americanized form of Dutch Douw: from the personal name Douwe, from Frisian dou ‘pigeon’.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (52)

    • John Fremont Dow in entry for Nancy Dow, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • Jno F Dow in household of J Dow, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John F Don in entry for Gilbert T Dow and Mary Shaw, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.