Elsie Bower Bower

2 June 1902–July 1985 (Age 83)
Ludlowville, Lansing, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life of Elsie Bower

When Elsie Bower Bower was born on 2 June 1902, in Ludlowville, Lansing, Tompkins, New York, United States, her father, Charles Le Roy Bower, was 28 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Swayze, was 25. She lived in Lansing, Lansing, Tompkins, New York, United States for about 15 years. She died in July 1985, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Trumansburg, Ulysses, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Charles Le Roy Bower
Mary Elizabeth Swayze
Elsie Bower Bower
Dorothy Bower
Charles Abram Bower

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 15

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer .2 English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English būr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters ( see Bowerman ), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elsie M Bower in household of Leroy C Bower, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Elsie M Bower in household of Leroy C Bower, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elsie M Bower in household of Larry C Bower, "United States Census, 1920"

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