Beatrice Laura Bowser

2 March 1912–14 October 2001 (Age 89)
Buffalo Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Beatrice Laura

When Beatrice Laura Bowser was born on 2 March 1912, in Buffalo Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Allison Clark Bowser, was 27 and her mother, Anna Elizabeth Snyder, was 25. She married Herbert Ellsworth Smith on 18 June 1930. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in North Buffalo, North Buffalo Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and West Franklin Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 2001, in East Franklin Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in East Franklin Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Ellsworth Smith
Beatrice Laura Bowser
Marriage: 18 June 1930
Herbert Charles Smith
Robert Gerald Smith

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 June 1930
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 25
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from either from Old French beu cher ‘good company’, or from Old French beu sire ‘fair sir’ (see Belcher ), given either to a fine gentleman (perhaps ironically), or to someone who made frequent use of this term of address. Compare Bonser and Boozer .English: variant of Bolsover .Americanized form of German Bauser .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Beatrice Smith in household of Herbert Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Beatrice Bowser in household of Allison Bowser, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Beatrice L Smith, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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