Robert Leander Bower

1913–31 December 1994 (Age 81)
Upper Clyde, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Robert Leander

When Robert Leander Bower was born in 1913, his father, Harvey Wyman Bower, was 25 and his mother, Caroline Bower "Carrie" Crowell, was 35. He died on 31 December 1994, in Lakevale, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 81, and was buried in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Harvey Wyman Bower
Caroline Bower "Carrie" Crowell
Robert Leander Bower
Pearl Elizabeth Bower
Solon "Clyde" Bower

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World Events (6)

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 8

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 32

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.
1955 · Canso Causeway Completed

Age 42

The Canso Causeway was completed on April 13, 1955. It is a bridge across the Strait of Canso connecting Cape Breton Island. It is constructed in a S shape.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for a bow maker, Older Scots bowar, equivalent to English Bowyer .2 English and Scottish: from Middle English bur, bour ‘bower’, ‘cottage’, ‘inner room’ (Old English būr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, an occupational name for a house servant who attended his master in his private quarters ( see Bowerman ), or a habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex, named Bower or Bowers from this word.

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

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