Milton Bowden

1899–1949 (Age 49)
New Hanover, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Milton

When Milton Bowden was born on 1 August 1899, in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Bowden, was 34 and his mother, Jane, was 24. He died on 16 February 1949, in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Bowden
1865–
Jane
1875–
William Thomas Bowden
1895–1958
James Harvey Bowden
1896–
Milton Bowden
1899–1949
Josephine Bowden
1903–1978
Millie Bowden
1903–1978
Robert Benjamin Bowden
1906–1955
Herbert Bowden
1909–1958

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Bowden

    Male1865–Male

    Jane

    Female1875–Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 19

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

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.

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

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