Arthur Dowler

5 August 1819–26 April 1912 (Age 92)
Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Arthur

When Arthur Dowler was born on 5 August 1819, in Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John A Dowler, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Frances Foster, was 32. He married Francis Fierce on 2 February 1843, in Athens, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States for about 42 years. He registered for military service in 1898. He died on 26 April 1912, in Waterloo Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Pedigo Cemetery, York Township, Athens, Ohio, United States.

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Arthur Dowler
Francis Fierce
Marriage: 2 February 1843
John Henry Dowler
Sarah L Dowler
Ann Elizabeth Dowler
Charles W. Dowler
George Wesley Dowler
Marion Francis Dowler
James Harvey Dowler
Frances Dowler
Ida J. Dowler

Spouse and Children

2 February 1843
Athens, Ohio, United States


    John Henry Dowler


    Ann Elizabeth Dowler



    George Wesley Dowler


    Marion Francis Dowler


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 1

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of dowels and similar objects, from an agent derivative of Middle English dowle ‘dowel’, ‘headless peg’, ‘bolt’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Arthur Dowler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Arthur Dowler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Arthur Dowler, "United States Census, 1850"

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