Vauph Bowman

December 1849–
Upper Allen Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Vauph

When Vauph Bowman was born in December 1849, in Upper Allen Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Bowman, was 33 and his mother, Mary E Weber, was 39.

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Family Time Line

John Bowman
1816–1891
Mary E Weber
1810–1878
Martha Bowman
1842–1904
John Bowen
Vauph Bowman
1849–
Joseph Weaver Bowman
1849–1940

Parents and Siblings

    John Bowman

    Male1816–1891Male

    Mary E Weber

    Female1810–1878Female

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World Events (3)

1863

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 14

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 14

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.

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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