Elizabeth Bowen

(1892 - 1942)

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Elizabeth Bowen
1892 - 1942
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c. 1892
Death
August 11, 1942
Kings County, New York United States
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Elizabeth Bowen was born c. 1892. She died on August 11, 1942 in New York at age 50.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Elizabeth Bowen died on August 11, 1942 in New York at age 50. She was born c. 1892. There is no information about Elizabeth's immediate family.

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In 1892, in the year that Elizabeth Bowen was born, on January 1st, Ellis Island opened to process immigrants. 700 passed through on the first day - in the first year, 450,000 were processed. The processing center was originally a 3 story wooden building - with outbuildings - that burned down a few years later.

In 1900, at the age of only 8 years old, Elizabeth was alive when when Floradora opened on Broadway. A huge success in London - opening in 1899 and running for 455 performances - the musical was even more successful in New York - running for 552 performances. The "Floradora girls" were the hit of the show - a "sextette of tall, gorgeous damsels, clad in pink walking costumes, black picture hats and carrying frilly parasols who swished onto the stage and captivated New York for no other reason than they were utterly stunning" ("tall and gorgeous" translated to 5'4"). A sensation, each Floradora girl was said to have married a millionaire.

In 1910, by the time she was 18 years old, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1920, Elizabeth was 28 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1942, in the year of Elizabeth Bowen's passing, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

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c. 1899 - Apr 22, 1938 1899 - 1938
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c. 1860 - May 5, 1898 1860 - 1898
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c. 1838 - Mar 20, 1897 1838 - 1897
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