Raymond Lindsay Bowden

9 January 1898–September 1982 (Age 84)
Bradley, Monterey, California, United States

The Life of Raymond Lindsay

When Raymond Lindsay Bowden was born on 9 January 1898, in Bradley, Monterey, California, United States, his father, Thomas Andrew Bowden, was 43 and his mother, Cora Agnes Lee, was 33. He married Edythe Elizabeth Edrington on 1 December 1919. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Fresno, California, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 1, Fresno, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died in September 1982, in Union City, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Raymond Lindsay Bowden
Edythe Elizabeth Edrington
Marriage: 1 December 1919
Raymond Lindsay Bowden
Thomas Albert Bowden
Beverly Elizabeth Bowden

Spouse and Children

1 December 1919


Parents and Siblings



    James L Bowden


    Beth Bowden



    Grace Bowden


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 8

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .2 English: habitational name from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, so named with the Old English phrase būfan dūne ‘on, upon the hill’. The surname may also have arisen as a topographic name from the same phrase used independently, for someone who lived at the top of a hill.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin ‘descendant of Buadán’, an Old Irish personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Raymond Bowden in household of James Bowden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Raymond L Bowden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Raymond Bowden in household of Thomas A Bowden, "United States Census, 1910"

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