Darwin Hamilton Bowen

24 March 1840–3 November 1928 (Age 88)
Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Darwin Hamilton

Darwin Hamilton Bowen was born on 24 March 1840, in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States as the son of John J Boen and Eliza Starr. He married Martha Jane Green about 1867, in Crawford, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Viola, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 3 November 1928, in Raymond, Pacific, Washington, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Darwin Hamilton Bowen
Martha Jane Green
Marriage: about 1867
Permelia A Bowen
Mary Cordelia Bowen
John LaFayette Bowen
Henry Elza Boen
Lenora Maude Laura Bowen
Ivy Myrtle Boen

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  • Marriage
    about 1867Crawford, Arkansas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 8
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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    Husband of Martha Jane (Green) and father of Amelia, John, Permelia, Henry, Lenora and Ivy. "Darwin's death certificate lists his birth as March 24, 1840. However, his census records do not support t …

    Sources (28)

    • Darwin H Boen in household of John Boen, "United States Census, 1860"
    • D H Boen in entry for Henry Boen and Cora Bigham, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Darwin H Boen, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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