Harry Joseph Henry James Bowman

Brief Life History of Harry Joseph Henry James

When Harry Joseph Henry James Bowman was born in 1862, in Eastry, Kent, England, his father, Arthur Bowman, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Escott Goddard, was 28. He married Mary Hayward Blackman on 24 May 1890, in Farnham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Egham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Staines, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in 1941, in Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Harry Joseph Henry James Bowman
Mary Hayward Blackman
Marriage: 24 May 1890
Nellie Bowman
Mr Henry Bowman
Mr Dick Bowman
Mr George Bowman
Alice May Bowman
William Roberts Bowman
Mr Albert James Bowman
Mr Ralph Bowman

Sources (10)

  • Harry Bowman, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Harry Joseph Bowman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Henry James Bowman, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (6)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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