Vernelda Clarice Bowen

30 January 1903–29 May 1971 (Age 68)
Dutch Creek Township, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life of Vernelda Clarice

When Vernelda Clarice Bowen was born on 30 January 1903, in Dutch Creek Township, Washington, Iowa, United States, her father, Arthur Noble Bowen, was 33 and her mother, Myrtle Elva Long, was 27. She married Alfred Albert Dahms on 7 June 1930, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She lived in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 29 May 1971, at the age of 68.

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Alfred Albert Dahms
Vernelda Clarice Bowen
Marriage: 7 June 1930

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7 June 1930
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 19

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vunelda Bowen in household of A N Bowen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Vernelda C Bowen in household of Arthur N Bowen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vanalda Bowen in household of Arthur Bowen, "United States Census, 1910"

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