Susan Jane Bowker

FemaleOctober 1833–1886

Brief Life History of Susan Jane

When Susan Jane Bowker was born in October 1833, in New York, United States, her father, Reverend Silas Bowker, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Ardrey, was 18. She had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Peter Moseman Russell. She lived in Big Prairie, Big Prairie Township, Newaygo, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died in 1886, in Barry Township, Barry, Michigan, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Christian Plains Cemetery, Newaygo, Newaygo, Michigan, United States.

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Peter Moseman Russell
Susan Jane Bowker
Mary C Russell
Allian James Russell
Alise Jane Russell
Peter M Russell Jr.
Silas Bowker Russell
Peter M Russell
Hugh Russell

Sources (16)

  • Susan J Rusell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Susan J. Bowker Russell, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Susan Jane Bowker Russell, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Age 4

Michigan is the 26th state.

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 21

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from Middle English bouker(e), boker(e), buker(e) ‘bleacher of cloth’. The name was also sometimes confused with Booker , and sometimes perhaps a variant of Butcher , with Norman French -k- for -ch-.

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

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