Fornia Mae Wooley

14 August 1895–20 March 1951 (Age 55)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

The Life of Fornia Mae

When Fornia Mae Wooley was born on 14 August 1895, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, her father, Thomas Howard Wooley, was 50 and her mother, Mary Ann Brickey, was 35. She married William Floyd Bowden about 1915, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Parker, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Austin, Travis, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 20 March 1951, in Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Floyd Bowden
Fornia Mae Wooley
Marriage: about 1915
Wilson DeVere Bowden

Spouse and Children

about 1915
United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 6

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 15

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Woolley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Fornia Bowden, "United States Census, 1940"
  • California Bowden in household of W Floyd Bowden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fornia Bowden in household of Howard Woolley, "United States Census, 1920"

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