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Mary Jane Tarzwell Rowley
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Birth: Aug. 3, 1881
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1976

Mary Jane always celebrated her birthday on August 3rd; some records note her birth was on July 10, 1881 near Deckerville. The difference was explained by her son Norman who suggested that her birthday was in July but was not recorded at the county seat until August 3rd. Her parents were William and Matilda (Swoffer) Tarzwell. She and her mother survived the forest fire of 1881 which devastated the county by taking shelter down the well on their farm. William was off helping to fight the fire. She married Fred Corwin Rowley on April 18, 1900. They had six children. The oldest child was a daughter who passed away as an infant. She was buried on the family farm under the apple tree. Their other five children lived to be adults and had families and were William Gordon Rowley, Courtis Gwendolyn (Rowley) Carpo, Lenard Merle Rowley, Myrtle Olive (Rowley) Fretenborough, and Norman Oscar Rowley.
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  Fred Corwin Rowley (1878 - 1967)
  William Gordon Rowley (1903 - 1963)*
  Norman Oscar Rowley (1918 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Beloved Grandmother, mother and friend
East Marion Cemetery
Sanilac County
Michigan, USA
Created by: renee rowley
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64276824
Mary Jane <i>Tarzwell</i> Rowley
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Mary Jane <i>Tarzwell</i> Rowley
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Mary Jane <i>Tarzwell</i> Rowley
Added by: renee rowley
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