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Gideon Mowry

Gideon Mowry

Male 1778 - 1866  (87 years)

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  • Name Gideon Mowry 
    Birth 7 Jul 1778  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 4 Feb 1866  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I94328  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2010 

    Father Richard Mowry, the Preacher,   b. 11 Feb 1748/1749, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 28 Jan 1835, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Huldah Harris,   b. 23 May 1745, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Sep 1795 (Age 50 years) 
    Marriage 5 Jan 1774  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ruth Wheeler,   b. 4 Oct 1780, poss, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Mar 1816, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years) 
    Marriage 3 Oct 1799  Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Jonathan Mowry,   b. 2 Feb 1801, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Nov 1832, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)
    +2. Lucetta Mowry,   b. 2 Jan 1803, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1878 (Age > 76 years)
    +3. Isabella Mowry,   b. 12 Feb 1805, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1878, of, Millville, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 74 years)
    +4. Phebe Mowry,   b. 19 Sep 1808, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Melissa Mowry,   b. 28 Aug 1811, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Aug 1853 (Age 41 years)
     6. Caroline Mowry,   b. 12 Apr 1814, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F39764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anne Dennis,   b. 24 Oct 1787, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Jul 1858 (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage Aft 1 Mar 1816 
    Children 
    +1. Richard Dennis Mowry,   b. 17 Sep 1819, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1878, of, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 60 years)
    +2. Susan Lydia Mowry,   b. 21 Jan 1822, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Huldah Harris Mowry,   b. 15 Sep 1824, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F39765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 7 Jul 1778 - Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 3 Oct 1799 - Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 4 Feb 1866 - Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: William Augustus Mowry, A Family History: Richard Mowry, of Uxbridge, Mass.: His Ancestors and His Descendants. (Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1878; reprint ed., Charleston, S.C.: BiblioLife, 2010), pp. 113, 182-193.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2004. Cites entry in The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume II (1904)
      MOWRY, William Augustus, author, was born in Uxbridge, Mass., Aug. 13, 1829; son of Jonathan and Hannah (Brayton) Mowry; grandson of Gideon and Ruth (Wheeler) Mowry; great-grandson of Richard (the preacher) and Huldah (Harris) Mowry; great2-grandson of Joseph {19587} and Anne (Whipple) {56285} Mowry, and great3-grandson of Captain Daniel {11741} and Mary (Steere) {42546} Mowry. He attended Phillips academy and Brown university, and was principal of the English high school at Providence, R.I., 1859-64. He served as captain in the 11th R.I. volunteer infantry, 1862-63; was senior principal of the English and Classical school at Providence, 1864-84; superintendent of schools, Cranston, R.I., 1864-66, and editor of the Journal of Education, Boston, Mass., 1884-86, and Education, 1886-91. He was a member of the school board of Providence, R.I., 1869-75, and of Boston, 1889-91; superintendent of schools at Salem, Mass., 1891-94; president of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, 1864-66; of the American Institute of Instruction, 1880-82; of the Massachusetts council of the American Institute of Civics, 1885-87 ;of the Martha's Vineyard summer institute from 1878; of the department of higher education, National Educational association, in 1889; became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New England Historic Genealogical society, and the National Council of Education in 1880; a corresponding member of the Rhode Island Historical society; of the Oregon Historical society, and was one of the founders and a member of the American Historical society. In 1902 he had given more than two thousand lectures, mostly on historical and educational subjects, in various states, thus addressing over one hundred thousand teachers. He is the author of: Who Invented the American Steamboat? (1874); The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry (1878); A Family History (1878); Political Education in the Schools (1878); The School Curriculum and Business Life (1881); Talks with My Boys (1884); Studies in Civil Government (1888); A National University (1889); Elements of Civil Government (1890); Talks with Boys (revised, 1892); Annual Report of the Superintendent of Schools, Salem, Mass. (4 vols., 1891-94); War Stories (1892); Sunshine upon the Psalms (1892); Lov'st Thou Me More than These? (1892); Art Decorations for School Rooms (1892); Difficulties attending the Organization of our National Government in 1789; A History of the United States (1896); First Steps in the History of Our Country (1898); American Inventions and Inventors (1900); Marcus Whitman and the Early Days of Oregon (1901), and Territorial Growth of the United States (1902).


      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Gideon Mowry," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 17 Jan 2008. Cites Vital Records of Uxbridge, MA to the Year 1850 (birth); Vital Records Of Berlin Massachusetts To The End Of The Year 1899 (marriage).


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