Ralph Bowman

Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ralph

Ralph Bowman was born in 1809, in Durham, England, United Kingdom. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Anne W. He lived in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States for about 20 years.

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Ralph Bowman
Anne W
Anna Kansas Bowman
Ralph Haswell Bowman

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World Events (8)

Age 3
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 24
The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
Age 37
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from 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 bows.Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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Sources (8)

  • Ralph Bowman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ralph Bowan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ralph Bowman in entry for Ralph Haswell Bowman, "United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931"

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