Joseph Bowden

25 February 1839–25 June 1900 (Age 61)
Siston, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Bowden was born on 25 February 1839, in Siston, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bowden, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Churchill, was 37. He married Emily Emmeline Norris on 8 January 1872, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cadoxton, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and United States in 1900. He died on 25 June 1900, in Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bowden
Emily Emmeline Norris
Marriage: 8 January 1872
Joseph Hyrum Bowden
Heber Willard Bowden
Annie Elizabeth Bowden
Marinth Authora Bowden
William Henry Bowden
Alfred James Bowden
John Franklin Bowden
Charles Edwin Bowden
George Albert Bowden
Walter Warren Bowden

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1872Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England, the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, from Middle English buve dun ‘above the hill’ (Old English būfan dūne, as in the placename Bowden, Wiltshire).Scottish: habitational name from Bowden in Roxburghshire, named from Old English bōthl ‘dwelling-house’ + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Journey to Zion

    William Bowden and Elizabeth Churchill Bowden along with their children Elizabeth (19), Joseph (15), James (11) and daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth (23) and her husband Edward Penhale Cassidy, his two chi …

    Sources (20)

    • Joseph Bowden in household of William Bowden, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Joseph Bowden in entry for Charles E. Bowden, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • Joseph Bowden in entry for George Albert Bowden, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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