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William Augustus Mowry

William Augustus Mowry

Male 1829 - Aft 1878  (> 49 years)

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  • Name William Augustus Mowry 
    Born 13 Aug 1829  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 23 Jul 1878 
    Person ID I94332  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2010 

    Father Jonathan Mowry,   b. 2 Feb 1801, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1832, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Hannah Brayton,   b. 27 Aug 1800, poss, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1872, prob, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1821 
    Family ID F38852  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rufina M. E. Weaver,   b. 11 Nov 1831, of, Slatersville, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1850  (Age 18 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1849 
    Last Modified 19 May 2019 
    Family ID F38854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Caroline E. Aldrich,   b. 15 Mar 1835, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Apr 1858 
    Children 
     1. Walter Herbert Mowry,   b. 29 May 1859, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Arthur May Mowry,   b. 19 Jan 1862, Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1900, Hyde Park, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     3. Ruth Emeline Mowry,   b. 16 Jun 1867
    Last Modified 19 May 2019 
    Family ID F38855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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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. 199, 215-217.

      !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).


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