John Morris Bowen

26 December 1844–11 November 1918 (Age 73)
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

The Life Summary of John Morris

When John Morris Bowen was born on 26 December 1844, in Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales, his father, David Bowen, was 35 and his mother, Mary Catherine Morris, was 33. He married Mariah Adaline Stocking on 22 February 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 11 November 1918, in Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Herriman Cemetery, Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Morris Bowen
Ann Densley
Marriage: 26 February 1872
Sarah Ann Bowen
Mariah Bowen
Catherine Bowen
Abram Bowen
Mary Elizabeth Bowen
Joseph William Bowen
John Henry Bowen
George Edward Bowen
Margaret Esther Bowen
Baby Bowen
Benjamin Benson Bowen
Laura Bowen

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 February 1872Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States* 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States *renamed Salt Lake in 1868
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ (see Owen ), with fused patronymic marker (a)p, which is normally voiced before a vowel.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ (see Bohan ).Irish: used to ‘translate’ Ó Cnáimhín ‘descendant of Cnáimhín’, a personal name meaning ‘little bone’ or ‘little body’, see Nevin 1.

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

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    John Morris Bowen

    Excerpts from Conquerors of the West: Stalwart Mormon Pioneers John Morris Bowen was converted and baptized into the Church on 18 June 1863 . His two brothers, David and Edward , also joined. David s …

    Sources (54)

    • Johnm Bowen in entry for Moses Bowen, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Bowen in household of David Bowen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Jno. M. Bowen in entry for David Bowen and Cenith Cunningham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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