James Franklin Bowling

31 March 1873–6 December 1939 (Age 66)
Elizabeth, Posey Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States

The Life of James Franklin

When James Franklin Bowling was born on 31 March 1873, in Elizabeth, Posey Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States, his father, Daniel James Bowling, was 38 and his mother, Minerva Ann Budd, was 29. He had at least 3 sons and 3 daughters with Altha Ora Stewart. He lived in Posey Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States in 1910 and New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 December 1939, at the age of 66, and was buried in Elizabeth, Posey Township, Harrison, Indiana, United States.

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James Franklin Bowling
Altha Ora Stewart
Chester Lawrence Bowling
Nellie Margaret Bowling
Bessie M Bowling
Selman Stewart Bowling
Olive Elizabeth Bowling
James L. Bowling

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Bolling .2 Partly Americanized form of German Bolling or Bohling .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Frank Bowling, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frank J Bowling, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Frank Bowling, "United States Census, 1930"

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