Gladys Edna Bowen

1890–1984 (Age 94)
Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa, United States

The Life of Gladys Edna

When Gladys Edna Bowen was born on 9 February 1890, in Eagle Grove, Wright, Iowa, United States, her father, Ulysses Fredrick Bowen, was 24 and her mother, Arnetta Earp, was 19. She married Clarence Foss Allen on 9 August 1913, in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Story City, Story, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 December 1984, in Hutchinson, McLeod, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Hutchinson Township, McLeod, Minnesota, United States.

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Gladys Edna Bowen
Clarence Foss Allen
Marriage: 9 August 1913
William Clare Allen
Max Bowen Allen
Eleanor Jean Allen
Jane Mary Allen
Janice Leora Allen

Spouse & Children

9 August 1913
Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Ulysses Fredrick Bowen


  • Arnetta Earp




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Gladys Allen in household of Foss Allen, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Gladys Bowen in household of Fred Bowen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gladis E Bowen in household of Fred U Bowen, "United States Census, 1900"

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