Eliza Bowman

29 April 1897–29 May 1980 (Age 83)
Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Bowman was born on 29 April 1897, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States, her father, Elias B. Bowman, was 27 and her mother, Mary Nola Stone, was 23. She married John Ward Child on 3 April 1926, in Bristol, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Northfork, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and North Fork Magisterial District, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 29 May 1980, in Butler, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83.

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John Ward Child
Eliza Bowman
Marriage: 3 April 1926
Mary Lee Child
John Ward Childs
Emma Jane Child Maillet

Spouse and Children

    John Ward Child



3 April 1926
Bristol, Virginia, United States


    Mary Lee Child


    John Ward Childs


    Emma Jane Child Maillet


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Childs in household of John Ward Childs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza Child in household of John W Child, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eliza Bowman in household of Elias M Bowman, "United States Census, 1920"

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