Catherine Bow

1853–Female
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Bow was born in May 1853, in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Bow, was 37 and her mother, Isabella Carmichael, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Bow
1816–1858
Isabella Carmichael
1828–1881
Margaret Bow
1844–
James Bow
1845–
John Bow
1847–
Jane Bow
1849–
Flora Carmichael Bow
1851–
Catherine Bow
1853–
Isabella Bow
1858–1933

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Margaret Bow

    Female1844–Female

    James Bow

    Male1845–Male

    John Bow

    Male1847–Male

    Jane Bow

    Female1849–Female

    Flora Carmichael Bow

    Female1851–Female

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 15

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1884

Age 31

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

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 (2)

  • Catherine Bow, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Catherine Bow, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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