William R Bowman

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

The Life 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 Rosenbaum, was 33. 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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William R Bowman
1819–1907
Mary Ann Coin
1831–1900
Marriage: 25 March 1850
John Stewart Bowman
1852–1935
Margaret Bowman
1852–
Sarah Bowman
1854–
Nancy Jane Bowman
1857–1931
Julia Bowman
1859–1919
Amos Hamilton Bowman
1860–1928
German D Bowman
1866–1946
William Franklin Bowman
1867–1914

Spouse and Children

    Male1819–1907Male

    Mary Ann Coin

    Female1831–1900Female

MARRIAGE
25 March 1850
Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States
children

(8)

    John Stewart Bowman

    Male1852–1935Male

    Margaret Bowman

    Female1852–Female

    Sarah Bowman

    Female1854–Female

    Nancy Jane Bowman

    Female1857–1931Female

    Julia Bowman

    Female1859–1919Female

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

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.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 5

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1846

Age 27

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, 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 the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Bowman, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • William Bowman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Bowman, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.