Mary Edith Bowman

19 September 1917–22 November 2010 (Age 93)
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Mary Edith

When Mary Edith Bowman was born on 19 September 1917, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, her father, Kelly Bowman, was 37 and her mother, Sallie Mae Welch, was 34. She married Lawrence Edward Guffey on 29 September 1934, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Dunlap, Sequatchie, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 22 November 2010, in Red Bank, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Lakeview, Catoosa, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Edward Guffey
1909–1992
Mary Edith Bowman
1917–2010
Marriage: 29 September 1934
Mary Ruth Guffey
1935–2017
John Dewayne Guffey
1944–2012

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 September 1934
Jackson, Alabama, United States
children

(2)

    Mary Ruth Guffey

    Female1935–2017Female

    John Dewayne Guffey

    Male1944–2012Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1925

Age 8

Historical Boundaries: 1925: Catoosa, Georgia, United States
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Ada Bowman in household of Kelley Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Boman in household of William Welch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith Guffey in household of Lawrence Guffey, "United States Census, 1940"

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