Mary A. Bowman

20 November 1858–16 June 1809
Adams Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary A.

When Mary A. Bowman was born on 20 November 1858, in Adams Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, Solomon Bowman, was 38 and her mother, Eliza Ann Shroyer, was 29. She lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 16 June 1809, in Salem Township, Muskingum, Ohio, United States, and was buried in Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Mary A. Bowman

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    Solomon Bowman


    Eliza Ann Shroyer




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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  • Mary A Bowman in household of Solomon Bowman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary A Bowman in household of Soloman Bowman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary A Bowman in household of Solomon Bowman, "United States Census, 1880"

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