John Fife Bowman

27 May 1880–31 August 1960 (Age 80)
West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Fife

When John Fife Bowman was born on 27 May 1880, in West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Andrew Grey Bowman, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Fife, was 34. He married Edna Melissa Smith on 27 January 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He died on 31 August 1960, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Fife Bowman
Edna Melissa Smith
Marriage: 27 January 1903
Millicent Bowman
Ruth Bowman
Ruth Bowman
Ruth Bowman
Ruth Bowman
Ruth Bowman
Richard Smith Bowman
Dorothy Bowman
Katherine Bowman
John Hyrum Bowman
Ruth Bowman
Joseph Fielding Bowman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1903Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 1
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 16
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 21
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    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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    John Fife Bowman

    My Granddad was the most loving, kind and gentle person. He loved his grandchildren and called them his "kiddies". When I was very little, Granddad let me help him mow the lawn on Garfield Avenue. …

    Sources (47)

    • Jno F Bowman in entry for Bowman, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • John Fife Bowman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John F in entry for Howell Quayle Cannon and Ruth Bowman, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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