Catherine Cecilia Bowman (1879 - 1946)

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Clifton Hill, Australia

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Clifton Hill, Australia

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Family

Father: Kelly Patrick Bowman
Mother: Mary Mcnamara Bowman

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Cecilia

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1879 - In the year that Catherine Cecilia Bowman was born, on October 22nd, Thomas Edison tested the first practical electric light bulb. Lasting 13½ hours before burning out, it used a "a carbon filament or strip coiled and connected to platina contact wires". He applied for a patent on November 4th, receiving the patent in January 1880.

1891 - By the time she was merely 12 years old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

1909 - At the age of 30 years old, Catherine was alive when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

1940 - By the time she was 61 years old, in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

1946 - In the year of Catherine Cecilia Bowman's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Catherine Cecilia Bowman passed away in 1946 in Clifton Hill, Australia at 67 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Catherine. She was born in 1879. She was born to Kelly Patrick Bowman and Mary Mcnamara Bowman, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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