John L Bow

1874–1971 (Age 96)
Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John L

When John L Bow was born in December 1874, in Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, his father, Lorenzo Dow Bow, was 36 and his mother, Eliza Jane Clementine Felkins, was 36. He lived in Illwill, Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 4 Neathery, Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1900. He died on 27 August 1971, in Texas, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Oak Hill, Travis, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Dow Bow
1838–1931
Eliza Jane Clementine Felkins
1838–1901
Isaac Leslie Bow
1862–1928
Jesse Martin Bow
1864–1952
Elizabeth A Bow
1866–
Laura J. Bow
1869–1955
Arnettia Lois Bow
1871–1918
William Jon Bow
1872–1874
John L Bow
1874–1971
Delia Feriba Bow
1877–1958
Minerva A H Bow
1882–1910
Lorenzo Ben Bow
1886–1974

Parents and Siblings

    Male1838–1931Male

    Eliza Jane Clementine Felkins

    Female1838–1901Female

siblings

(10)

    Isaac Leslie Bow

    Male1862–1928Male

    Male1864–1952Male

    Elizabeth A Bow

    Female1866–Female

    Female1869–1955Female

    Arnettia Lois Bow

    Female1871–1918Female

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 2

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 26

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, from Middle English bow (Old English boga, from būgan ‘to bend’). Before the invention of gunpowder, the bow was an important long-range weapon for shooting game as well as in warfare. Boga is also found as a personal name in Old English, and it is possible that this survived into Middle English and so may lie behind the surname in some instances. In other cases (for example, Richard atte Bowe, 1306 ), the name is topographic, from the same word in the transferred sense ‘arched bridge’, ‘river bend’, an allusion to their similarity in shape to a drawn bow.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • John L Bow in household of Lorrenay D Bow, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John L Bow in household of Lorenza D Bow, "United States Census, 1880"

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