Mary Ann Sowers

9 July 1929–19 October 2007 (Age 78)
Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Sowers was born on 9 July 1929, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, her father, Donald Jacob Sowers, was 41 and her mother, Velma E. Evans, was 37. She married Dee Duane Gourley on 14 June 1947, in Mesa, Colorado, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 30 Fairmount, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1940 and Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 2007. She died on 19 October 2007, in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lincoln, Lincoln, Kansas, United States.

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Dee Duane Gourley
Mary Ann Sowers
Marriage: 14 June 1947

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14 June 1947
Mesa, Colorado, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 10

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Sauers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ann Sowers in household of Donald J Sowers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Ann Sowers in household of Donald J Sowers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mrs Mary Ann Gourley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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