Mary Ann Elizabeth Bowden

9 September 1831–13 April 1873 (Age 41)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of Mary Ann Elizabeth

When Mary Ann Elizabeth Bowden was born on 9 September 1831, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, her father, William Bowden, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Churchill, was 30. She married Dan James about 1849, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Denton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Platte, Nebraska, United States in 1860. She died on 13 April 1873, in Genoa, Douglas, Nevada, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Penale Cassity
Mary Ann Elizabeth Bowden
Marriage: 4 December 1850
Marintha Althara Cassity
James Cassity
William Henry Cassity
George Alburn Cassity
John Heath Cassity
Edwin Bowden Cassity
Joseph Hyrum Cassity
Alexcia Cassity
Laura Scellena Cassity

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1850
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 11
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 12
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Bowden or Bowdon. Bowden in Devon and Derbyshire and Bowdon in Cheshire are named with Old English boga ‘bow’ + dūn ‘hill’, i.e. ‘hill shaped like a bow’; one in Leicestershire (Bugedone in Domesday Book) comes, according to Ekwall, from the Old English personal name Būga (masculine) or Bucge (feminine) + dūn. There are also Scottish places of this name, but there are comparatively few bearers of the surname Bowden north of the border. In England, the surname is found most frequently in Lancashire and in the West Country. In Devon and Cornwall there has been some confusion with the Norman personal name Baldwin .English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill, from Middle English buve dun ‘above the hill’ (Old English būfan dūne, as in the placename Bowden, Wiltshire).Scottish: habitational name from Bowden in Roxburghshire, named from Old English bōthl ‘dwelling-house’ + Old English denu ‘valley’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Journey to Zion

    William Bowden and Elizabeth Churchill Bowden along with their children Elizabeth (19), Joseph (15), James (11) and daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth (23) and her husband Edward Penhale Cassidy, his two chi …

    Sources (13)

    • Mary Ann Bowden in household of William Bowden, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Mary Ann Bowden in entry for Laura Hayden, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Mary Ann Bowden in household of William Bowden, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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