Gordon Sims Bowman

Brief Life History 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

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  • Gordon S Bowman, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Gordon S Bowman, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Gordon Sims Bowman, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"

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1937 · The Neutrality Act

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

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

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

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from 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 bows.

Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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