Francis Marion BOWELL

August 1853–
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary 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 LaPorte, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Kankakee, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1920.

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Francis Marion BOWELL
Frances Melson
Marriage: 1882

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 3
    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 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 33
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    1 Welsh: variant of Powell ( see Howell ).2 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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    Sources (7)

    • Fransis M Bowell, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Marion Bowel in household of A C Bowel, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Francis M Bowl, "United States Census, 1920"

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