Melvina Dickerson

12 August 1911–1 January 1981 (Age 69)
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

The Life of Melvina

When Melvina Dickerson was born on 12 August 1911, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, her father, Arthur Dickerson, was 37 and her mother, Maggie Melvina Rowley, was 34. She married Ernest Harold Bowman on 23 March 1931, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Eden, Benton, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 1 January 1981, in Bakersfield, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Harold Bowman
1911–1947
Melvina Dickerson
1911–1981
Marriage: 23 March 1931
Albert Bowman
1931–
Robert Harold Bowman
1931–1992
Barbera Arlene Bowman
1933–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
23 March 1931
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
1931

Age 20

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

Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): patronymic from a pet form of Dick 1.

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

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Story Highlight

Melva Before Bodfish

Grandma Williams preferred “Melva” over Melvina. Some called her “Mel.” In this picture, her son, Gary, estimates Grandma is in her 30s. Dad (Gary) said the picture was definitely taken before Paul an …

Sources (3)

  • Melvina Dickerson in household of Arthur Dickerson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melvina Dickerson in household of Arthur Dickerson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Melvina Dickerson in household of Arthur Dickerson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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