George Bowker

31 July 1948–17 March 2015 (Age 66)
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Bowker was born on 31 July 1948, in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Bowker, was 37 and his mother, Agnes Mary Hanley, was 37. He died on 17 March 2015, in his hometown, at the age of 66.

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George Bowker
Agnes Mary Hanley
George Bowker

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The UK becomes a member of NATO.
1963 · Moors Murders

Age 15

The Moor Murders was a crime spree from July 12, 1963 through October 6, 1965, committed by Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. They were called this because the criminals would bury their victims in Saddleworth Moor. Their victims were Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey, and Edward Evans; all between the ages of 10-17. The victims were sexually assaulted and murdered, most were buried in graves and later discovered. Brady admitted to the murder of two of them and was declared criminally insane and sent to Ashworth Hospital. Shortly after Hindley admitted to the crimes also.

Age 25

The UK joins the European Economic Community.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Manchester): occupational name for someone whose job was to steep cotton or linen in lye (a strong alkali) to cleanse it, from an agent derivative of Middle English bouken ‘to wash’ (from Middle Dutch būken).

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

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