George Edwin Bow

4 September 1876–1913 (Age 36)
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States

The Life of George Edwin

When George Edwin Bow was born on 4 September 1876, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, his father, George D Bow, was 20 and his mother, Ella J Jewett, was 17. He married Mabel A. Bacone on 27 August 1898, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died in 1913, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States.

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George Edwin Bow
Mabel A. Bacone
Marriage: 27 August 1898

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27 August 1898
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 11

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, from Middle English bow (Old English boga, from būgan ‘to bend’). Before the invention of gunpowder, the bow was an important long-range weapon for shooting game as well as in warfare. Boga is also found as a personal name in Old English, and it is possible that this survived into Middle English and so may lie behind the surname in some instances. In other cases (for example, Richard atte Bowe, 1306 ), the name is topographic, from the same word in the transferred sense ‘arched bridge’, ‘river bend’, an allusion to their similarity in shape to a drawn bow.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Bow in household of Orester H Jewett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George E Bow, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Bowe, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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