John Grant Bowlby

7 June 1865–20 February 1923 (Age 57)
Colorado, United States

The Life of John Grant

When John Grant Bowlby was born on 7 June 1865, in Colorado, United States, his father, Samuel Bowlby, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth B Suits, was 25. He married Mary Milson Armilda Mae Drury on 12 May 1897. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Martin Township, Kiowa, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Kiowa Township, Kiowa, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 February 1923, in Kiowa, Kansas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Bucklin Cemetery, Bucklin, Ford, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Grant Bowlby
Mary Milson Armilda Mae Drury
Marriage: 12 May 1897
Samuel Bowlby
Murdock Bowlby
Etta May Bowlby
Aaron Murdock Bowlby
Hazel C. Bowlby
Matilda " Tillie" Emma Bowlby
Finnis Aaron Bowlby
Thomas Irvin Bowlby
John Harrison Bowlby
Lee Bowlby
Betty Bowlby

Spouse and Children

12 May 1897


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Bowlby


    Elizabeth B Suits




    Robert Bowlby


    Samuel E Bowlby


    Adaline Bowlby



    Emma Jane Bowlby


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Denver Becomes a temporary capital

Age 2

In 1867, Denver City becomes the Capital of the Territory of Colorado.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Boulby in North Yorkshire or Bulby in Lincolnshire, both of which are named with the Old Norse byname Boli (from boli ‘bull’) + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J G Boulby, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Grant Bowlby in household of Samuel Bowlby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Bowlby, "United States Census, 1900"

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