Francis Marion BOWELL

MaleAugust 1853–

Brief Life History of Francis Marion

When Francis Marion BOWELL was born in August 1853, in Indiana, United States, his father, Absalom Carr Bowell, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Ann Ireland, was 27. He married Frances Melson in 1882. He lived in La Porte, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Kankakee, Johnson Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1920.

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Francis Marion BOWELL
Frances Melson
Marriage: 1882

Sources (7)

  • Fransis M Bowell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Francis M Bowell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Marion Bowel in household of A C Bowel, "United States Census, 1870"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 13

    Historical Boundaries 1866: La Porte, Indiana, United States


    Age 33

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bouelles in Seine-Maritime, France, so named with Old Norman French boelle ‘enclosure, dwelling’.

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

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