Anna Belle Bowman

1 February 1871–17 November 1959 (Age 88)
Laenna Township, Logan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Anna Belle

When Anna Belle Bowman was born on 1 February 1871, in Laenna Township, Logan, Illinois, United States, her father, James Franklin Bowman, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Ann Downing, was 24. She married Ulysses S. Grant "Grant" East on 21 October 1888, in Maroa, Macon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Cleveland Township, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 17 November 1959, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Clay, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ulysses S. Grant "Grant" East
Anna Belle Bowman
Marriage: 21 October 1888
Cecil Walter East
Floyd Lenhurst East
Vern Castle East
Violet Adella East

Spouse and Children

21 October 1888
Maroa, Macon, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 6

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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Sources (3)

  • Annie B East in household of Ulyses S G East, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna B East in household of Ulissa S G East, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anna G East in household of John P Meryman, "United States Census, 1920"

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