Joseph Bowen

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Bowen was born on 17 October 1852, in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Bowen, was 43 and his mother, Mary Bowen, was 40. He married Jane Bowen from April 1884 to June 1884, in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 16 April 1920, at the age of 67.

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Joseph Bowen
Jane Bowen
Marriage: from April 1884 to June 1884
William Challinder Bowen
Mary Edith Bowen
Margaret Bowen
Gertrude Bowen

Sources (8)

  • Joseph Bowen in household of John Bowen, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Bowen & Jane Edwards, 1884 marriage, Llanelli District
  • Joseph Bowen, "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957"

World Events (6)

1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).

Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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