James Bowler

20 March 1806–26 July 1893 (Age 87)
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Bowler was born on 20 March 1806, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Bowler, was 55 and his mother, Lydia Newhall, was 43. He died on 26 July 1893, at the age of 87.

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Thomas Bowler
Lydia Newhall
Thomas Bowler
John Bowler
Nathaniel Bowler
Samuel Bowler
Lydia Bowler
Mary Bowler
James Bowler
Sally Bowler

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 6

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): from Middle English boller (from Old English bolla ‘bowl’, ‘drinking vessel’ + the agent suffix -er), an occupational name for a maker or seller of bowls. Medieval bowls were made of wood as well as of earthenware.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Bowler in household of Joseph Homan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James Bowler, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • James Bowler, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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