Mary Ann Bowman

4 June 1840–28 June 1928 (Age 88)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Bowman was born on 4 June 1840, in Ohio, United States, her father, Michael Harding, was 29 and her mother, Bridget McCormick, was 28. She married Edward Stephen Sweeney on 30 September 1861, in Vinton, Ohio, United States. She lived in Jefferson Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Rockwood, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 28 June 1928, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Edward Stephen Sweeney
Mary Ann Bowman
Marriage: 30 September 1861

Spouse and Children

    Edward Stephen Sweeney



30 September 1861
Vinton, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Harding


    Bridget McCormick





    Patrick Harding


    Mary Ann Harding


    Bridget Harding


World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 6

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 23

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary A Bowman in household of Henry Bowman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marry A West, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary A West in household of Urias F Maule, "United States Census, 1920"

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