John Bowman

8 October 1848–
Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bowman was christened on 8 October 1848, in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bowman, was 31 and his mother, Jane Knipe, was 26. He married Elizabeth Atkinson in 1869, in Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dalton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Millom, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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John Bowman
Hannah Wilson
Marriage: 30 August 1882
Margaret Bowman
Nora Bowman
John Armstrong Bowman
William Bowman
Fred Bowman
Roland Bowman

Spouse and Children

30 August 1882
Dalton in Furness, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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.

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Sources (3)

  • John Bowman in household of John Noble, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Bowman in household of Thomas Bowman, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • John Bowman, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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