Marvin Benjamin Bowers

1 August 1889–24 December 1918 (Age 29)
Howard Lake, Wright, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary 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 Brose, 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 November 1911
  • Children


    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    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
    Age 4
    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
    Age 9
    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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    Sources (6)

    • Marvin Bowers in entry for Helen Bowers, "South Dakota, Department of Health, Index to Births 1843-1914 and Marriages 1950-2016"
    • Marvin Bowers in household of Alex Bowers, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
    • Marvin B Bowers in household of Lucy M Bowers, "United States Census, 1900"

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