James Robert Sowers

6 June 1917–28 November 2007 (Age 90)
Richmond, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Robert

When James Robert Sowers was born on 6 June 1917, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Pinkney Sowers, was 33 and his mother, Christine Agnes McDonald, was 33. He married Helen Elizabeth Hulcher on 2 August 1941, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Manchester, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Manchester District, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 28 November 2007, in Powhatan, Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Westhampton Memorial Park, Tuckahoe, Henrico, Virginia, United States.

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James Robert Sowers
Helen Elizabeth Hulcher
Marriage: 2 August 1941
Helen Suzanne Sowers

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2 August 1941
Richmond, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 24

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Sauers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J R Sowers in household of R P Sowers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James R Sawers in household of Richard P Sawers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Sowers in household of Richard Sowers, "United States Census, 1920"

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