Lawrence William Bowden

Brief Life History of Lawrence William

When Lawrence William Bowden was born on 16 March 1894, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Bowden, was 25 and his mother, Anna Maria Stokes, was 20. He married Viola Myrtle Harris on 3 October 1917, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Mackay, Custer, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Moore, Butte, Idaho, United States for about 15 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 20 April 1990, in Arco, Blaine, Idaho, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Butte, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence William Bowden
1894–1990
Anna Boyack
1908–1981
Marriage: 6 June 1928
Naomi Jean Bowden
1929–2009
Beverly Bowden
1930–2009
Larry Jay Bowden
1932–2000
Gayle Bowden
1934–2015
Bonita Bowden
1938–2005
Clare L Bowden
1940–2007

Sources (73)

  • Lawrence W Bawden, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Mr. Lawrence William Bowden, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Lawrence William Bowden, "Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1896 · Tabernacle Caught on Fire

On February 9, 1896, the Tabernacle caught on fire and burned. It was rebuilt in and dedicated in 1897 by George Q. Cannon.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England, the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .

English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, from Middle English buve dun ‘above the hill’ (Old English būfan dūne, as in the placename Bowden, Wiltshire).

Scottish: habitational name from Bowden in Roxburghshire, named from Old English bōthl ‘dwelling-house’ + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

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Lawrence William Bowden - Early Mormon Missionary to Australia and California

Australian April 1914–May 1916 Age Called: 20 Australia Set Apart: 24 April 1914 Arrived At Home: 9 May 1916 Departed From Home: 21 April 1914 Mission type: Proselytizing Marital Status: Single Priest …

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