William R Bowman

5 October 1819–13 December 1907 (Age 88)
Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of William R

When William R Bowman was born on 5 October 1819, in Washington, Virginia, United States, his father, John Bowman, was 34 and his mother, Susanna "Susan" Rosenbaum, was 30. He married Mary Ann Coin on 25 March 1850, in Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Colfax Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Wœrth, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany in 1907. He died on 13 December 1907, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Luther, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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William R Bowman
Mary Ann Coin
Marriage: 25 March 1850
John Stewart Bowman
Margaret Bowman
Sarah Bowman
Nancy Jane Bowman
Julia Bowman
Amos Hamilton Bowman
German D Bowman
William Franklin Bowman

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    25 March 1850Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 10
    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)
    Age 27
    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 (33)

    • William Bowman, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
    • William R Bowman in entry for Nancy J Hull, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • William Bowman, "United States Census, 1850"

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