Ester Anna " Annie" Bowman

Brief Life History of Ester Anna " Annie"

When Ester Anna " Annie" Bowman was born on 9 January 1888, in Nebraska, United States, her father, Samuel T. Bowman, was 47 and her mother, Mary Levan Biever, was 41. She married Wilbur Roland Smith on 27 December 1916, in Woodbury, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 2 July 1943, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur Roland Smith
1882–1962
Ester Anna " Annie" Bowman
1888–1943
Marriage: 27 December 1916
Ralph James Smith
1911–1918
William Earl Smith
1920–2016

Sources (6)

  • Estar Annie Bowman, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Esther Anna Smith, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Esther Anna Smith, "California Cemetery Transcriptions, 1850-1960"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from 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 bows.

Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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