Virginia Ferne Bowen

1907–1983 (Age 76)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Virginia Ferne

When Virginia Ferne Bowen was born in 1907, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, Robert Grant Bowen, was 27 and her mother, Addie Hudson, was 22. She married William Jennings Terman on 23 July 1926, in Crawford, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Madison Township, Richland, Ohio, United States in 1930. She died about 1983, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William Jennings Terman
Virginia Ferne Bowen
Marriage: 23 July 1926
William Terman
Richard Terman
Arlene Ann Terman

Spouse and Children

23 July 1926
Crawford, Ohio, United States


    William Terman


    Richard Terman


    Arlene Ann Terman


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 0

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 20

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ferne Terman in household of William Terman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia F Terman in household of William Terman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Ferne Bowen in entry for John Neste Dragseth and Arlene Ann Terman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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