Theodore Bowen

New York, United States

The Life of Theodore

When Theodore Bowen was born in 1853, in New York, United States, his father, Joseph E Bowen, was 19 and his mother, Maria Carpenter, was 19. He lived in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1857 and Vernon Center, Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1860.

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Joseph E Bowen
Maria Carpenter
Theodore Bowen
Celia S Bowen
Daniel Lorenzo Bowen
Bert Enos Bowen

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Minnesota is the 32nd state.
1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 9

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 31

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theodore Bowen, "Minnesota Territorial Census, 1857"
  • Theodore Bowen in household of Joseph Bowen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Theodore Bowen - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Theodore Bowen

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