Gordon Sims Bowman

17 May 1936–20 March 2004 (Age 67)
Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of Gordon Sims

When Gordon Sims Bowman was born on 17 May 1936, in Honeyville, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Richard C Bowman, was 36 and his mother, Izetta Cluff, was 36. He married Sandra Lee Sousley on 6 July 1963, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Honeyville Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 20 March 2004, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 67.

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Gordon Sims Bowman
Sandra Lee Sousley
Marriage: 6 July 1963
Garth Aaron Bowman

Spouse and Children

6 July 1963
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1938 · The DI is Opened To The Public

Age 2

Deseret Industries is a non-profit organization and a division of Welfare Services of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes a chain of retail thrift stores and work projects. Many of the items sold are second hand or never used. Such items include furniture, appliances, computers, and clothing. The DI also sells new furniture, much of it received directly from its own manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City. The DI provides job skill training for the physically, emotionally and socially challenged and seeks to place them into private sector employment.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Deacons Quorum President

Gunner was set apart by Bishop Bart Thompson 01/12/2020 in Salem 9th ward Salem West Stake

Sources (3)

  • Gordon S Bowman in household of Richard Bowman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gordon in entry for Mr Garth Aaron Bowman, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Gordon Bowman in entry for Beverly Bowman Spencer, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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