Willis Washington Bowers

22 February 1874–18 August 1954 (Age 80)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Willis Washington

When Willis Washington Bowers was born on 22 February 1874, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George D. Byers, was 25 and his mother, Margaret C. DeVore, was 22. He married Bridget Hazel Hogan on 8 July 1896, in Hardin, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Kenton, Pleasant Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 August 1954, in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States.

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Willis Washington Bowers
Bridget Hazel Hogan
Marriage: 8 July 1896
John Furman Bowers
Oliver Clark Bowers
George Joseph Bowers
Dr Willis W Bowers Jr.

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 1
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad
Age 3
Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 22
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bower .

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

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Sources (21)

  • Willia W Byers in household of Geo Byers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willis Bowers in household of George D Bowers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willis W Bowers, "United States Census, 1940"

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