Martha Jane Bowman

10 May 1927–26 August 1987 (Age 60)
Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Bowman was born on 10 May 1927, her father, George Clarence Bowman, was 36 and her mother, Mamie Rebecca Meyer, was 38. She lived in Cornwall, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 26 August 1987, at the age of 60, and was buried in Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin H Ebersole
1928–1986
Martha Jane Bowman
1927–1987

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Clarence Bowman

    Male1891–Male

    Mamie Rebecca Meyer

    Female1889–Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1929

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Martha J Bowman in household of George C Bowman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Bowman in household of George Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Jane Bowman Ebersole, "Find A Grave Index"

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