Martha Bowden

1899–1993 (Age 24)
England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

Martha Bowden was born on 6 May 1899, in England, United Kingdom. She married Robert James Kilfoyle on 12 December 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died from 1924 to 1993, at the age of 94.

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Family Time Line

Robert James Kilfoyle
1890–1965
Martha Bowden
1899–1993
Marriage: 12 December 1917
Francis Melvin Kilfoyle
1919–1953
Charles Kilfoyle
1920–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1917
Glasgow, Scotland
children

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 5

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 9

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1924

Age 25

First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .2 English: habitational name from Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, so named with the Old English phrase būfan dūne ‘on, upon the hill’. The surname may also have arisen as a topographic name from the same phrase used independently, for someone who lived at the top of a hill.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadáin ‘descendant of Buadán’, an Old Irish personal name.

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