Henrietta Ella Bowman

1893–1989 (Age 96)
Floyd, Virginia, United States

The Life of Henrietta Ella

When Henrietta Ella Bowman was born on 13 May 1893, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, her father, Peter Granville Bowman, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Alley, was 25. She married Halsie Owen Pugh on 1 May 1918, in Floyd, Virginia, United States. She lived in Alum Ridge, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 19 December 1989, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States.

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Henrietta Ella Bowman
Halsie Owen Pugh
Marriage: 1 May 1918

Spouse & Children

1 May 1918
Floyd, Virginia, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Peter Granville Bowman


  • Sarah Elizabeth Alley




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World Events (8)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henrietta E Pugh in household of Halsie O Pugh, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henritta E Bowman in household of Peter G Bowman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henrietta E Bowman in household of Peter G Bowman, "United States Census, 1900"

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