George Bowers

about 1840–
Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of George

When George Bowers was born about 1840, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Andrew Bowers, was 24 and his mother, Mary Shafer, was 29. He lived in Monroe Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Bowers
1816–1882
Mary Shafer
1811–1864
George Bowers
1840–
Michael Bowers
1841–1923
David S Bowers
1849–1870
Sarah Bowers
1854–
Barbara Ann Bowers
1842–1921
William P Bowers
1844–1911
Susan Catherine Bowers
1846–1918
Benjamin L Bowers
1850–
Mary Virginia Bowers
1852–1890

Parents and Siblings

    Male1816–1882Male

    Mary Shafer

    Female1811–1864Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1840–Male

    Male1841–1923Male

    Barbara Ann Bowers

    Female1842–1921Female

    Male1844–1911Male

    Susan Catherine Bowers

    Female1846–1918Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 1

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 32

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George Bowers in household of Andrew Bowers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Bowers in household of Andrew Bowers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Bowers - Government record: birth-name: George Bowers

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