Velma Pearl Bowser

25 May 1915–10 January 1982 (Age 66)
Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Velma Pearl

When Velma Pearl Bowser was born on 25 May 1915, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Frank Villers, was 31 and her mother, Bertha Maud Mills, was 27. She married Samuel Claude Bowser on 12 August 1948. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Union Magisterial District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1930. She died on 10 January 1982, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Dutch Hill, Perry Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Claude Bowser
Velma Pearl Bowser
Marriage: 12 August 1948
Linda Viette Bowser
Patricia Ann Bowser

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12 August 1948


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the Norman term of address beu sire ‘fine sir’, given either to a fine gentleman (perhaps ironically), or to someone who made frequent use of this term of address. Compare Bonser .2 Americanized spelling of German Bauser .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma Villers in household of W M Villers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thelma Villers in household of William Villers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • 1920 United States Federal Census

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