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
1909–1975
Marjorie Lenore Bow
1922–1996
Marriage: 27 April 1946
Vicky Noreen Donn
1947–
Earl Gordon Donn
1950–1950
Donna Jean Donn
1951–
Donald Gary Donn
1953–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
27 April 1946
Michigan, United States
children

(4)

    Vicky Noreen Donn

    Female1947–Female

    Earl Gordon Donn

    Male1950–1950Male

    Donna Jean Donn

    Female1951–Female

    Donald Gary Donn

    Male1953–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Jack S Bow

    Male1919–2002Male

    Verna J Bow

    Female1920–2001Female

    Female1922–1996Female

    Betty Bernice Bow

    Female1923–1993Female

    CORP. William R Bow

    Male1924–1975Male

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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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