Nancy M Bower

Brief Life History of Nancy M

When Nancy M Bower was born in 1838, in New York, United States, her father, Jacob Bower, was 39 and her mother, Letty Wood, was 34. She had at least 4 sons and 2 daughters with Marcus Williamson Searles. She lived in Yates, Orleans, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 4 January 1905, in Lansing, Lansing, Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 67.

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Marcus Williamson Searles
Nancy M Bower
William F Searles
Sherman Searles
Susan Searles
Adelbert Searles
Adella Searles
Charles Searles

Sources (10)

  • Nancy Searles in household of Marcus Searles, "New York, State Census, 1875"
  • Nancy Bower in entry for Delbert Searls and Florence A Apgar, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Nancy M Searles in household of Marcus W Searles, "New York, State Census, 1865"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .

English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.

Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

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

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