William Hobert Sowers

23 August 1896–17 November 1984 (Age 88)
Hidalgo, Jasper, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Hobert

When William Hobert Sowers was born on 23 August 1896, in Hidalgo, Jasper, Illinois, United States, his father, Owen Lee Sowers, was 29 and his mother, Senea Ann Cummins, was 24. He married Bertha Esco Hutson on 28 August 1921, in Hidalgo, Jasper, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Crooked Creek Township, Jasper, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Greenup, Cumberland, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 November 1984, in Cumberland, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Aten Cemetery, Hidalgo, Jasper, Illinois, United States.

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William Hobert Sowers
Bertha Esco Hutson
Marriage: 28 August 1921
Carroll Hobert Sowers
Betty Marcia Sowers
Lucille V Sowers
Kenneth J Sowers

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28 August 1921
Hidalgo, Jasper, Illinois, United States



    Betty Marcia Sowers


    Lucille V Sowers


    Kenneth J Sowers


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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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

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

Americanized form of German Sauers .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hobert Somers in household of Owen L Somers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hobert Sowers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William H Sowers, "United States Census, 1930"

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