Lillian Bowen

5 April 1883–15 July 1953 (Age 70)

The Life of Lillian

Lillian Bowen was born on 5 April 1883, in England. She married John Elish in 1909, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 July 1953, at the age of 70.

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John Elish
Lillian Bowen
Marriage: 1909
Sylvia E Elish

Spouse and Children

    John Elish



Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States


    Sylvia E Elish


World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Michelson-Morley Experiment

Age 4

In an attempt to detect a medium of space called aether, Albert A. Michelson and Edward W. Morley started to experiment to see if there was any relative motion of matter through light waves. The result was negative and is generally considered to be the first strong evidence against the aether theory. Even though it has failed multiple times, the same type of experiment has been repeated many times with higher amounts of sensitivity to the sensors.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 19

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Lilian Elish in household of John Elish, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian Elish in household of Norman K Jaeckle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian Elish, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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