Melissa Voluminia Bowen

14 August 1853–9 August 1863 (Age 9)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Melissa Voluminia

When Melissa Voluminia Bowen was born on 14 August 1853, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Bowen, was 21 and her mother, Marilla Bussey, was 21. She lived in Shell Rock Township, Butler, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 9 August 1863, in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States, at the age of 9, and was buried in Shell Rock, Butler, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bowen
Marilla Bussey
Melissa Voluminia Bowen
James Harrison Bowen
Elmer Scott Bowen
Sarah Alice Bowen

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World Events (4)

Age 2
Historical Boundaries: 1855: Butler, Iowa, United States
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 4
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
Age 10
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Melissa V Bowen in household of Joseph Bowen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Melissa Bowen, "Find A Grave Index"

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