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Ella Bowen (1878 - 1968)

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Ella Bowen
1878 - 1968
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May 21, 1878
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November 1968
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Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana 46304
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Ella Bowen was born on May 21, 1878. She died in November 1968 at 90 years old. We know that Ella Bowen had been residing in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana 46304.
Updated: October 8, 2011
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Ella Bowen passed away in November 1968 at 90 years of age. She was born on May 21, 1878. We are unaware of information about Ella's family or relationships. We know that Ella Bowen had been residing in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana 46304.
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In 1878, in the year that Ella Bowen was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1881, she was merely 3 years old when on May 21st, Clara Barton, a nurse, founded the American Red Cross. She was inspired by the Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland and the International Red Cross.

In 1909, at the age of 31 years old, Ella was alive when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1912, she was 34 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1968, in the year of Ella Bowen's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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