James Bower

22 February 1853–14 May 1900 (Age 47)
Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Bower was born on 22 February 1853, in Rockland Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Antony Bower, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Day, was 21. He married Amelia Moyer on 3 October 1872. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in District Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 14 May 1900, in Seiberlingville, Weisenberg Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

James Bower
1853–1900
Amelia Moyer
1853–1901
Marriage: 3 October 1872
Archer M Bower
1870–1943
Harry S Bower
1871–
John F Bower
1876–
Maggie Bower
1877–
Maggie Bower
1880–1940
Jennie M. Bower
1886–
Martha Bower
1888–1950
Katherine M Bower
1890–1966
Cora A. Bower
1893–

Spouse and Children

    Male1853–1900Male

    Amelia Moyer

    Female1853–1901Female

MARRIAGE
3 October 1872
children

(9)

    Male1870–1943Male

    Harry S Bower

    Male1871–Male

    John F Bower

    Male1876–Male

    Maggie Bower

    Female1877–Female

    Maggie Bower

    Female1880–1940Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Antony Bower

    Male1830–1853Male

    Elizabeth Day

    Female1831–1918Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1853–1900Male

    Elizabeth Bower

    Female1855–1926Female

    Augustus Bower

    Male1858–1938Male

    Samuel Bower

    Male1865–1920Male

World Events (8)

1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 10

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 13

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer .2 English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English būr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters ( see Bowerman ), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Bower in household of Daniel Miller, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Bower in entry for Alfred J. Ruder and Cora A. Bower, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • 1870 United States Federal Census

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