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.

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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

Spouse and Children


    Mary Ann Coin


25 March 1850
Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, United States


    John Stewart Bowman


    Margaret Bowman


    Sarah Bowman


    Nancy Jane Bowman


    Julia Bowman


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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.
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. 

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.

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Sources (3)

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

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