Ralph Gerald Bowen

Brief Life History of Ralph Gerald

When Ralph Gerald Bowen was born on 7 July 1902, in Lebanon, Center Township, Boone, Indiana, United States, his father, Ira G Bowen, was 50 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Brown, was 39. He married Florence Pfeifer on 31 January 1938, in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Center Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Bloomington Township, Monroe, Indiana, United States in 1930. He died on 3 January 1965, in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado, United States.

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Ralph Gerald Bowen
Florence Pfeifer
Marriage: 31 January 1938
Mary Elizabeth Sister Betty Bowen

Sources (11)

  • Ralph G Bowen in household of Ruth Freeman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ralph Bowen, "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006"
  • Ralph Gerald Bowen, "Find A Grave Index"

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1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).

Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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