Hazle Bonita Bowman

3 September 1896–26 August 1977 (Age 81)
Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Hazle Bonita

When Hazle Bonita Bowman was born on 3 September 1896, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, her father, Edward A Bowman, was 24 and her mother, Emma Mae Turner, was 18. She married James Lorin Williams on 7 June 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States for about 10 years and Clifton Election Precinct, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 26 August 1977, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Clifton Cemetery, Clifton, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lorin Williams
Hazle Bonita Bowman
Marriage: 7 June 1916
Garth Bowman Williams
Montrue B Williams
Cecil B Williams
Russell R Williams
Max B Williams
Melvin B Williams
Harold B Williams
Dale B Williams
Lorna B Williams
Richard B. Williams
Robert B Williams

Spouse and Children

7 June 1916
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Edward A Bowman





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 22

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, 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 the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hazel Williams in household of James L Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hazel Williams in household of James Williams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hazel Williams in household of James L Williams, "United States Census, 1920"

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