Harietta Bowman

Brief Life History of Harietta

When Harietta Bowman was born on 21 December 1899, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Jacob J Bowman, was 39 and her mother, Alice May Gardner, was 25. She married Jesse James Kelsey on 12 June 1922, in Denver, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Eaton, Weld, Colorado, United States in 1910 and Denver, Colorado, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 December 1977, in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Jesse James Kelsey
Harietta Bowman
Marriage: 12 June 1922
Jesse James Kelsey Jr
Helen Luella Kelsey
Charles Raymond Kelsey
Howard William Kelsey
Harriett Kelsey

Sources (7)

  • Harriet Kelsey in household of Jessie J Kelsey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harriet Bowman in entry for Helen L Stacey, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Harry E Bowman in household of Jacob Bowman, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1901 · City Hall Built

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from 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 bows.

Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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