Emma Viola Bowman

29 July 1914–26 October 1995 (Age 81)
Loganville, York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Emma Viola

When Emma Viola Bowman was born on 29 July 1914, in Loganville, York, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Daniel Bowman, was 31 and her mother, Lydia Irene Myers, was 28. She married Frank William Stohler on 28 March 1936, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Hopewell Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 October 1995, in Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Joseph Giesey Memorial Cemetery, Shrewsbury, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Frank William Stohler
Emma Viola Bowman
Marriage: 28 March 1936

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28 March 1936
York, York, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

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  • Emma Stohler in household of Daniel Bowman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma Bowman in household of Daniel Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emma V Bowman in household of John H Bowman, "United States Census, 1920"

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