Lydia Bowker

2 February 1887–
Manhattan, New York, New York, USA

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Bowker was born on 2 February 1887, her father, Samuel Bowker, was 39 and her mother, Emma Lawton, was 24. She married George E Murrell on 12 November 1911, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

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George E Murrell
Lydia Bowker
Marriage: 12 November 1911

Spouse and Children

    George E Murrell



12 November 1911
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Emma Lawton




Name Meaning

English (chiefly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from an agent derivative of Middle English bouken ‘to wash’ (from Middle Dutch būken).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lydia Bowker, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Lydia Bowker, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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