Rosella Mae Bowlby

1924–18 June 1994 (Age 70)
Cass Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rosella Mae

When Rosella Mae Bowlby was born in 1924, in Cass Magisterial District, Monongalia, West Virginia, United States, her father, Jesse Lee Bowlby, was 41 and her mother, Minnie Ethel Bowen, was 36. She died on 18 June 1994, at the age of 70.

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Joseph N Norwich
Rosella Mae Bowlby

Spouse and Children

    Joseph N Norwich



Parents and Siblings

    Jesse Lee Bowlby


    Minnie Ethel Bowen




World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 5

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Boulby in North Yorkshire or Bulby in Lincolnshire, both of which are named with the Old Norse byname Boli (from boli ‘bull’) + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Rosella Bowlby in household of Jesse Bowlby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rosella M Bowlby in household of Jesse L Bowlby, "United States Census, 1930"

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