Chester Levi Bowen

24 January 1915–29 January 1996 (Age 81)
or Adair, Greenfield, Warren, Iowa, USA

The Life of Chester Levi

When Chester Levi Bowen was born on 24 January 1915, his father, Oren Chesley Bowen, was 30 and his mother, Lula Maude Shanklin, was 29. He lived in Lee Township, Adair, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 January 1996, at the age of 81.

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Oren Chesley Bowen
Lula Maude Shanklin
Robert George Bowen
Carrie A Bowen
Chester Levi Bowen

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 2

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chester L Bowen in household of Oren C Bowen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Chester L Bowen in household of Oren C Bowen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Chester Levi Bowen, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"

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