Esther Bowman Andrews

1923–1983 (Age 60)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Esther Bowman

When Esther Bowman Andrews was born on 12 May 1923, in Virginia, United States, her father, Horton Kieffer Andrews, was 25 and her mother, Cora Susan Ikenberry, was 27. She married William Ernest Poff on 11 August 1942, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Big Lick Magisterial District, Roanoke, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died in October 1983, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Esther Bowman Andrews
William Ernest Poff
Marriage: 11 August 1942
Elaine Carrol Poff
Cathy Marie Poff

Spouse & Children

11 August 1942
Roanoke, Virginia, United States


  • Elaine Carrol Poff


  • Cathy Marie Poff


Parents & Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 18

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Esther Andrews in household of H K Andrews, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ester B Andrews in household of Horton K Andrews, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ester Andrews in entry for Cecil Wayne Huffman and Elaine Carol Poff Surface, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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