George Bowers

Brief Life History of George

When George Bowers was born about 1840, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Andrew Bowers, was 25 and his mother, Mary Shafer, was 30. He lived in Monroe Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States for about 10 years.

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Andrew Bowers
Mary Shafer
George Bowers
Michael Bowers
Sarah Bowers
Barbara Ann Bowers
William P Bowers
Susan Catherine Bowers
David S Bowers
Benjamin L Bowers
Mary Virginia Bowers

Sources (3)

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

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

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.


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

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower , with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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