John Milton Bowers

26 April 1822–11 February 1919 (Age 96)
Genesee, New York, United States

The Life Summary of John Milton

When John Milton Bowers was born on 26 April 1822, in Genesee, New York, United States, his father, John Bowers, was 27 and his mother, Clarissa M. Wallace, was 25. He married Jane Elizabeth Loomis on 20 September 1846, in Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Summit, Clay, Iowa, United States in 1856 and Vernon Springs, Howard, Iowa, United States for about 40 years. He died on 11 February 1919, in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Riceville, Mitchell, Iowa, United States.

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John Milton Bowers
Jane Elizabeth Loomis
Marriage: 20 September 1846
Andrew Adelbert Bowers
Oscar Alonzo Bowers
William Wallace Bowers
Emma May Bowers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1846Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 5
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 34
    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Howard, Iowa, United States

    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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    Sources (9)

    • John M Bowers, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John Milton Bowers in entry for William Wallace Bowers, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • J M Bowers, "United States Census, 1870"

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