Ora Maude Bow

1889–1987 (Age 98)
Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ora Maude

When Ora Maude Bow was born in March 1889, in Burkesville, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lorenzo Dow Bow, was 51 and her mother, Eliza Jane Clementine Felkins, was 51. She married Rev Vesta Vanburen Capps about 1909, in Cumberland, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 4 Neathery, Clinton, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 11 September 1987, in Adair, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in Columbia Cemetery, Columbia, Adair, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev Vesta Vanburen Capps
Ora Maude Bow
Marriage: about 1909
Paul Capps
Raymond H. Capps
Dimple Capps
Bernice Capps
Edward Elliott Capps

Spouse and Children

about 1909
Cumberland, Kentucky, United States



    Raymond H. Capps


    Dimple Capps


    Bernice Capps


    Edward Elliott Capps


Parents and Siblings


    Eliza Jane Clementine Felkins




    Isaac Leslie Bow



    Elizabeth A Bow



    Arnettia Lois Bow


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 3

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, from Middle English bow (Old English boga, from būgan ‘to bend’). Before the invention of gunpowder, the bow was an important long-range weapon for shooting game as well as in warfare. Boga is also found as a personal name in Old English, and it is possible that this survived into Middle English and so may lie behind the surname in some instances. In other cases (for example, Richard atte Bowe, 1306 ), the name is topographic, from the same word in the transferred sense ‘arched bridge’, ‘river bend’, an allusion to their similarity in shape to a drawn bow.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Ora M Bow in household of Lorrenay D Bow, "United States Census, 1900"

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