Ernest William Bowman

6 July 1917–3 September 1999 (Age 82)
Gressenhall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ernest William

Ernest William Bowman was born on 6 July 1917, in Gressenhall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom as the son of Mabel Annie Bowman. He married Marjorie Cross in 1937, in Mitford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 3 September 1999, in Shipdham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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Ernest William Bowman
Marjorie Cross
Marriage: 1937
June Bowman

Spouse and Children

Mitford, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


    June Bowman


Parents and Siblings

    Mabel Annie Bowman




    Kathleen Maud bowman



    Grace Evelyn Bowman


World Events (8)


Age 1

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 4

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 22

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for an archer, 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 the articles. It is possible that in some cases the surname referred originally to someone who untangled wool with a bow. This process, which originated in Italy, became quite common in England in the 13th century. The vibrating string of a bow was worked into a pile of tangled wool, where its rapid vibrations separated the fibers, while still leaving them sufficiently entwined to produce a fine, soft yarn when spun.2 Americanized form of German Baumann ( see Bauer ) or the Dutch cognate Bouman .

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

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