Mary Catherine Bowser

20 October 1866–3 December 1917 (Age 51)
Pavia Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Catherine

When Mary Catherine Bowser was born on 20 October 1866, in Pavia Township, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John J. Bowser, was 29 and her mother, Sophia Bloom, was 29. She married William Shanon Moorhead on 16 February 1894, in Blair, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Logan Township, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Bellwood, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. She died on 3 December 1917, at the age of 51.

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Harry M. Daugherty
Mary Catherine Bowser
Marriage: 2 December 1908

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 1
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
Age 11
Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 15
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

1 English: nickname from the Norman term of address beu sire ‘fine sir’, given either to a fine gentleman (perhaps ironically), or to someone who made frequent use of this term of address. Compare Bonser .2 Americanized spelling of German Bauser .

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

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  • Mary C Daugherty in household of Harry M Daugherty, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Morehead in household of William Morehead, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Catharine Bowser in household of Sophia Bowser, "United States Census, 1880"

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