Esther Ida Bowles

Brief Life History of Esther Ida

When Esther Ida Bowles was born on 16 January 1865, in Grahamstown, Cacadu, Eastern Cape, South Africa, her father, William Bowles, was 42 and her mother, Emily Frances Clogg, was 38. She married Robert Farrel on 18 November 1885, in Albany, Transvaal, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 30 March 1964, in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa, at the age of 99.

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Robert Farrel
Esther Ida Bowles
Marriage: 18 November 1885
Herbert Hamilton Alexander Miller Farrell
Beatrice Farrell
Clarice Farrell
Guy Leslie Farrell
Mable Farrell

Sources (3)

  • Ester Ida Farrell, "South Africa, Civil Death Registration, 1955-1966"
  • Esther Ida Bowles in entry for Robert Farrell, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"
  • Death notice of William Bowles, South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989;

World Events (8)


Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.


Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.


Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bowell , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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