William Wilmer Brinton Bowman

29 May 1893–28 April 1994 (Age 100)
Maryland, United States

The Life of William Wilmer Brinton

When William Wilmer Brinton Bowman was born on 29 May 1893, in Maryland, United States, his father, William Bowman, was 31 and his mother, Margaret V "Maggie" Streett, was 28. He lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1910 and Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1940. He died on 28 April 1994, in Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Ellenton, Manatee, Florida, United States.

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William Bowman
Margaret V "Maggie" Streett
Luke Streett Bowman
Margarita Marguerite Bowman
William Wilmer Brinton Bowman

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1907 · Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Built

Age 14

Construction on the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Clock Tower started in 1907 and was completed in 1911. It was the tallest building in Baltimore until 1923. Joseph Evans Sperry was the architect. The tower took 5 years to build, has 15 floors, and is 289 feet tall.

Age 27

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Wilmer Bowman in household of William Bowman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilmer B Bowman in household of William Bowman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Wilmer Brinton Bowman, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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