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Arlatia Elizabeth Woodruff Rowley
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1837
Fabius
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1895
Shell Rock
Butler County
Iowa, USA

She was born on October 27, 1837 in Fabius, Onondaga New York. She was the third child of eleven born to Orrin Woodruff and Eliza Ann Porter. She had four sisters and six brothers. Two of her brothers died as children. She married David Reynolds Rowley on March 24, 1858 when she was twenty years old. They moved to Shellrock, Butler, Iowa. They must have gone to Iowa almost as soon as they were married because their first child was born in Shellrock on March 29, 1859. It was a boy named Willis Edmund, he lived only a year. In the next twenty years, she would bear eight more children, two more boys and six girls. Her last child was born on December 27, 1879. He was named Raymond Deloss.

Arlatia was well known in Shellrock for her work among the poor, the needy and the sick. After her death in 1895 an anonymous donor paid for and donated a stained glass window in her honor in the Methodist Church in Shellrock. It bears the inscription "In Memory of Mrs. A. E. (Arlatia Elizabeth) Rowley". Apparently the donor wanted to honor her in her own name and not in David Rowley's. I have no idea what significance the anchor has. I have tried to make the picture big enough to read the inscription. The Methodist church in Shellrock is very old and must be where Raymond "Doc" Rowley worshiped when he was a small boy.

She died of breast cancer on October 27, 1895 at the age of fifty-eight and is buried in the Shell Rock cemetery.





 
 
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 Parents:
  Orrin Woodruff (1805 - 1876)
  Eliza Ann Cadwell Woodruff (1813 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  David Reynolds Rowley (1836 - 1907)
 
 Children:
  Willis Edmund Rowley (1859 - 1860)*
  Orington Woodruff Rowley (1860 - 1933)*
  Minnie Estelle Rowley Miner (1861 - 1949)*
  Olive Eliza Rowley Neal (1863 - 1950)*
  Ida R. Cowles (1865 - 1920)*
  Edith Louise Rowley (1874 - 1897)*
  Raymond Deloss Rowley (1879 - 1958)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arlatia Elizabeth Woodruff Rowley (1837 - 1895)
  Orrington Woodruff (1840 - 1850)*
  Alson Keeler Woodruff (1842 - 1864)*
  Louisa Marie Woodruff (1842 - 1861)*
  James Knox Woodruff (1845 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Shell Rock
Butler County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Janet Larson Dansie
Record added: Sep 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58492594
Arlatia Elizabeth <i>Woodruff</i> Rowley
Added by: Janet Larson Dansie
 
Arlatia Elizabeth <i>Woodruff</i> Rowley
Added by: Janet Larson Dansie
 
Arlatia Elizabeth <i>Woodruff</i> Rowley
Added by: Janet Larson Dansie
 
 
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- Michael J. Lanni
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014

- Janet Larson Dansie
 Added: Sep. 10, 2010
 
 
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