Marjorie Lenore Bow

19 February 1922–20 December 1996 (Age 74)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Marjorie Lenore

When Marjorie Lenore Bow was born on 19 February 1922, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, John Carmichel Bow, was 34 and her mother, Mary McClanahan, was 21. She married George Leo Donn on 27 April 1946, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Detroit Ward 22, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Redford, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1996. She died on 20 December 1996, in Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oak, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Leo Donn
Marjorie Lenore Bow
Marriage: 27 April 1946
Vicky Noreen Donn
Earl Gordon Donn
Donna Jean Donn
Donald Gary Donn

Spouse and Children

27 April 1946
Michigan, United States


    Vicky Noreen Donn


    Earl Gordon Donn


    Donna Jean Donn


    Donald Gary Donn


Parents and Siblings



    Jack S Bow


    Verna J Bow



    Betty Bernice Bow


    CORP. William R Bow


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1928 · The Detroit Zoo

Age 6

The Detroit Zoological Society was founded in 1911, but the zoo didn't officially open until August 1, 1928. At the opening ceremony, Mayor John C. Nagel was to speak to the gathered crowd. Arriving late, Nagel parked his car behind the bear dens and as he came rushing around the front. A polar bear leaped from the moat in the den and stood directly in front of Nagel. Unaware how precarious his situation was, Nagel stuck out his hand and walked toward the polar bear joking, ""He's the reception committee. The Detroit Zoo was the first zoo in America with cage-less exhibits and the first zoo to no longer keep elephants because of the harsh winters causing psychological stress on them.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 20

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: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, from Middle English bow (Old English boga, from būgan ‘to bend’). Before the invention of gunpowder, the bow was an important long-range weapon for shooting game as well as in warfare. Boga is also found as a personal name in Old English, and it is possible that this survived into Middle English and so may lie behind the surname in some instances. In other cases (for example, Richard atte Bowe, 1306 ), the name is topographic, from the same word in the transferred sense ‘arched bridge’, ‘river bend’, an allusion to their similarity in shape to a drawn bow.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marjorie Bow in household of John Bow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marjorie L Bow in household of John C Bow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marjorie Lenore Donn, "Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996"

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