Anna Belle Bowman

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

Sources (10)

  • Annie B East in household of Ulyses S G East, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna B. Bowman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Anna B. East, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

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.


Historical Boundaries: 1872: Adams, Nebraska, United States

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

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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