Rilla Catherine Bowen

1895–1949 (Age 54)
Benton, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Rilla Catherine

When Rilla Catherine Bowen was born in 1895, in Benton, Mississippi, United States, her father, John Bowen, was 36 and her mother, Frances Lucinda "Dolly" Cox, was 23. She lived in Beat 4, Benton, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died in 1949, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

John Bowen
1859–1931
Frances Lucinda "Dolly" Cox
1872–1948
Rilla Catherine Bowen
1895–1949
Rosie A Bowen
1898–1901
Mary Ann Bowen
1902–1982
John T Bowen
1907–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 12

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 15

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

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

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  • Rilla C Bowen in household of John Bowen, "United States Census, 1900"

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