Elizabeth Bowen

(1846 - 1909)

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Elizabeth Bowen
1846 - 1909
Born
1846
Death
1909
Geelong, Australia
Last Known Residence
Geelong, Australia
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Elizabeth Bowen was born in 1846. She was born to Bowen John Bowen and Sarah Bally Bowen. She died in 1909 in Geelong, Australia at 63 years of age.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Elizabeth Bowen died in 1909 in Geelong, Australia at 63 years old. She was born in 1846. She was born to Bowen John Bowen and Sarah Bally Bowen.

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In 1846, in the year that Elizabeth Bowen was born, on June 15th, the Oregon Treaty - between Great Britain and the US - was signed. The Treaty agreed that the 49th parallel would be the border between the United States and Canada. Since the actual border wasn't clear in the Treaty, dispute about what was Canada and what was the US continued for a decade.

In 1851, at the age of only 5 years old, Elizabeth was alive when from May through August, the Midwest was hit with record rain, causing the Great Flood of 1851. Iowa was hardest hit - the town of Des Moines was flooded and mostly destroyed. Many rainfall records held for over 160 years.

In 1874, Elizabeth was 28 years old when on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1880, when she was 34 years old, on February 2nd the city of Wabash, Indiana became the third city in the world to be lit by electricity.

In 1909, in the year of Elizabeth Bowen's passing, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

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