Paul Franklin Bowley

20 January 1895–22 February 1977 (Age 82)
Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Paul Franklin

When Paul Franklin Bowley was born on 20 January 1895, in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Smith Eldridge Bowley, was 39 and his mother, Anna Marietta Cutting, was 44. He died on 22 February 1977, at the age of 82.

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Smith Eldridge Bowley
Anna Marietta Cutting
George Augustus Bowley
Clarence Woodard Bowley
Ada Louise Bowley
Roger Eldridge Bowley
Paul Franklin Bowley
Harold Colden Bowley
Frederick Guild Bowley
Florence Evelyn Bowley
Fanny Guild Bowley

Parents and Siblings

    Smith Eldridge Bowley


    Anna Marietta Cutting




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 22

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Bowley, near Leominster in Herefordshire and in Devon. The first is named with Old English bula ‘bull’, perhaps a byname ( see Bull ) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The second is from Old English boga ‘bow’, ‘river bend’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Paul F Bowley in household of Smith A Bowley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul F Bowley in household of Smith E Bowley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul F Bowley in household of Smith E Bowley, "United States Census, 1900"

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