William Alvin Bowles

Brief Life History of William Alvin

When William Alvin Bowles was born on 22 April 1886, in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States, his father, William Abraham Bowles, was 22 and his mother, Mary Ann Viola Johnson, was 19. He married Catherine "Kate" Bailey on 17 November 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Nephi Election Precinct, Juab, Utah, United States in 1900 and World for about 16 years. He died on 3 October 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Alvin Bowles
1886–1926
Catherine "Kate" Bailey
1879–1971
Marriage: 17 November 1910
Virginia Bowles
1913–2011
Catherine Bowles
1915–2006
Geraldine Bowles
1919–2012

Sources (36)

  • William Alvin Bowles, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William A Bowles, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William Alvin Bowles, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Catherine Bowles - Death Notice

Catherine Bowles Catherine Bowles, age 90, of Provo, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2006. She was the second of three daughters born June 16, 1915 to William Alvin and Catherine Bailey Bowles in Nephi, …

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