Marvin Benjamin Bowers

Brief Life History of Marvin Benjamin

When Marvin Benjamin Bowers was born on 1 August 1889, in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States, his father, Alexander Cowden Bowers, was 39 and his mother, Lucille Maria Broas, was 27. He married Mary Anna Forsyth on 18 November 1911. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 December 1918, in Spink, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States.

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Marvin Benjamin Bowers
Mary Anna Forsyth
Marriage: 18 November 1911
Helen Bowers
Craig Reuben Bowers
Wayne Forsythe Bowers

Sources (9)

  • Marvin Bowers in household of Alex Bowers, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Marvin Benjamin Bowers, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Marvin Bowers in entry for Wayne Forsyth Bowers, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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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