Laura Bowring

Female23 May 1858–28 October 1946

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Bowring was born on 23 May 1858, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Henry Ebenezer Bowring, was 36 and her mother, Marion Fleming, was 36. She married Benjamin Erastus Rich on 13 April 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years and World in 1935. She died on 28 October 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Erastus Rich
Laura Bowring
Marriage: 13 April 1898
Theodore Willis ATKINSON - RICH.

Sources (19)

  • Laura Bowering Rich, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Laura Bowring Rich, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Laura Bowring Rich, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1898Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 5

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English bouring (Old English būring), a derivative of Old English būr ‘bower, cottage, hall’, probably denoting a cottager or perhaps one who worked at a hall (see Bower ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight

    Aunt Laura's Apartment:

    Laura Bowring was 4th wife of Ben E. Rich. She lived during her marriage to Ben in what was known as the Miller apartments located on No. Temple between West Temple and Main Street. The apartment wa …

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