When Sarah Ellen Bower was born on 17 March 1854, in Dallas, Missouri, United States, her father, Emanuel Bower, was 37 and her mother, Paulina Jane Yeager, was 25. She married Christopher Columbus Lightner on 23 October 1879, in Dallas, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dallas Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 29 January 1881, in Dallas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Urbana, Dallas, Missouri, United States.
English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .
English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.
Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .
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