Mary Lou Bowman was born on 1 August 1908, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She married Charles Conley Houser on 8 September 1935, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 17 June 1969, at the age of 60.
English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from 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 bows.
Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .