Ward Oliver Bowman


Brief Life History of Ward Oliver

When Ward Oliver Bowman was born in 1923, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, William Oliver Bowman, was 34 and his mother, Gladys Grace Ward, was 30. He lived in Chillicothe, Ross, Ohio, United States for about 5 years and Franklin Township, Ross, Ohio, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1941. He died in 1944, in France, at the age of 21.

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William Oliver Bowman
Gladys Grace Ward
Helen Louise Bowman
Ward Oliver Bowman
Mary Maxine Bowman
Harold Eugene Bowman
William Gordon Bowman
James Richard Bowman

Sources (3)

  • Ward O Bowman in household of William O Bowman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ward O Bowman, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Oliver W Bowman in household of William O Bowman, "United States Census, 1930"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 0

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


Age 1

Chamonix, France hosts Winter Olympic Games.


Age 8

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, hunter or soldier armed with a bow, from Middle English bow(e)man, bouman (from Old English boga ‘bow’ + mann ‘man’). This word was distinguished from Bowyer , which denoted a maker or seller of bows.

Americanized form of German Baumann or the Dutch cognate Bouwman .

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

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