Mildred Bowman

14 December 1886–2 March 1961 (Age 74)
Mason Township, Cass, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mildred

When Mildred Bowman was born on 14 December 1886, in Mason Township, Cass, Michigan, United States, her father, Archibald S. Bowman, was 27 and her mother, Alice Celeste Kelley, was 27. She married Arthur M. Grogg in 1906, in Michigan, United States. She died on 2 March 1961, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Waterloo, DeKalb, Indiana, United States.

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Arthur M. Grogg
Mildred Bowman
Marriage: 1906

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Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 1

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Mildred Bowman in household of Archie Bowman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mildred Bowman, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Unknown, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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