Robert Williams Bowman

Brief Life History of Robert Williams

When Robert Williams Bowman was born on 20 December 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Watson Bowman, was 34 and his mother, Mary Williams, was 32. He married Delores Hansen on 5 September 1981, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Ivins, Washington, Utah, United States in 2007. He died on 2 April 2016, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 86.

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Robert Williams Bowman
1929–2016
Delores Hansen
1939–2021
Marriage: 5 September 1981

Sources (12)

  • Robert W Bowman, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Robert Williams Bowman, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Robert Bowman in entry for Anna Lee Hansen Webster George, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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World Events (8)

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

1952 · Salt Lake City Floods

During the first week of May, more than 45 families were displaced from their homes as the flood waters began to engulf the surrounding area. Many were saved by rafts and the water caused millions of dollars in damages with thousands of acres of farmland deemed unusable.

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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