Thelma Josephine Bowman

30 September 1910–21 June 1995 (Age 84)
Montgomery, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thelma Josephine

When Thelma Josephine Bowman was born on 30 September 1910, in Montgomery, Ohio, United States, her father, John Daniel Bowman, was 41 and her mother, Nettie Gilbert, was 37. She had at least 1 daughter with Era Fortney. She lived in Perry Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 21 June 1995, in Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Miamisburg, Miami Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Era Fortney
Thelma Josephine Bowman
Bonilee Ruth Fortney

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    Bonilee Ruth Fortney


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    Esther Elizabeth Bowman (Infant)



    Jessie A Bowman (infant)


    Charles Dewey Bowman (Infant)


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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 2

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Sources (3)

  • Thelma Fortney in household of Ora Fortney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Bowman in household of John D Bowman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma J Fortney in household of John D Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"

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