George Bowen

29 July 1845–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George

When George Bowen was born on 29 July 1845, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Elias Smith Bowen, was 29 and his mother, Minerva Craw, was 23. He lived in Prairie du Chien, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Elias Smith Bowen
1816–
Minerva Craw
1822–
Josephine Mary Bowen
1844–1915
George Bowen
1845–
Harvey Wells Bowen
1848–1872

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Josephine Mary Bowen

    Female1844–1915Female

    Male1845–Male

    Harvey Wells Bowen

    Male1848–1872Male

World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 9

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 18

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 32

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

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 (1)

  • George Bowen in household of Elias Bowen, "United States Census, 1850"

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