Harold William Bowman

28 February 1906–3 April 1977 (Age 71)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harold William

When Harold William Bowman was born on 28 February 1906, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, William J Bowman, was 28 and his mother, Mary Ellen Quirk, was 28. He lived in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 3 April 1977, in Everett, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 71.

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William J Bowman
Mary Ellen Quirk
Jane Bowman
Joseph Thomas Bowman
Regina L. Bowman
Harold William Bowman

Parents and Siblings

    William J Bowman


    Mary Ellen Quirk




    Jane Bowman


    Joseph Thomas Bowman


    Regina L. Bowman



World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 2

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Harold W Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harold Boeman in household of William Boeman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harold W Bowman, "Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003"

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