Florence L Shimer

2 November 1855–8 October 1943 (Age 87)
Warren Township, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Florence L

When Florence L Shimer was born on 2 November 1855, in Warren Township, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Asa N Shimer, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Smart, was 21. She married William Henry Bowser on 13 October 1880, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 8 October 1943, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Bowser
Florence L Shimer
Marriage: 13 October 1880
Harry Oscar Bowser
Margaret Agnes Bowser
Asa Edward Bowser
Marietta Bowser

Spouse and Children

    William Henry Bowser



13 October 1880
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States


    Harry Oscar Bowser


    Margaret Agnes Bowser


    Asa Edward Bowser


    Marietta Bowser


Parents and Siblings

    Asa N Shimer


    Margaret Smart




World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schimmer .2 Respelling of German Schimmer .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Bowser in household of Margaret Shimer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence Bowser in household of Harry O Bowser, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence L Shimer in household of Asa H Shimer, "United States Census, 1870"

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