Geraldine Marie Bowers

28 December 1916–9 June 1995 (Age 78)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Geraldine Marie

When Geraldine Marie Bowers was born on 28 December 1916, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, Ralph Victor Bowers, was 23 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Thornburg, was 24. She married James Elmer Burton on 2 January 1937, in Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 9 June 1995, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Elmer Burton
Geraldine Marie Bowers
Marriage: 2 January 1937
James Burton
James E Burton
Betty Lou Burton
Raymond Burton
Tommy Burton

Spouse and Children

2 January 1937
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States


    James Burton


    James E Burton


    Betty Lou Burton


    Raymond Burton


    Tommy Burton


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Geraldine Burton in household of James E Burton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Geraldine Bowers in household of Ralph B Bowers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geraldine M Bowers in household of Ralph V Bowers, "United States Census, 1930"

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