Alfred Bowker

Brief Life History of Alfred

When Alfred Bowker was born on 8 October 1829, in New York, United States, his father, Jefferson Bowker, was 23 and his mother, Sophronia Henderson, was 20. He married Philenda Lowe about 1853, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Springport, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1860 and Locke, Cayuga, New York, United States in 1865. He died on 15 April 1866, in Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Groton, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Alfred Bowker
Philenda Lowe
Marriage: about 1853
Eva Bowker

Sources (4)

  • Alford Bowker, "New York, State Census, 1865"
  • Alfred Bowker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alfred Bowker, "United States Census, 1860"

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World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from Middle English bouker(e), boker(e), buker(e) ‘bleacher of cloth’. The name was also sometimes confused with Booker , and sometimes perhaps a variant of Butcher , with Norman French -k- for -ch-.

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

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