Florence Bowman (1901 - 1976)

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Florence Bowman
1901 - 1976
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July 12, 1901
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June 1976
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Kent, King County, Washington 98031
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Florence Bowman was born on July 12, 1901. She died in June 1976 at age 74. We know that Florence Bowman had been residing in Kent, King County, Washington 98031.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Florence Bowman passed away in June 1976 at 74 years old. She was born on July 12, 1901. We are unaware of information about Florence's family or relationships. We know that Florence Bowman had been residing in Kent, King County, Washington 98031.

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In 1901, in the year that Florence Bowman was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1943, Florence was 42 years old when on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

In 1951, Florence was 50 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1969, at the age of 68 years old, Florence was alive when on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

In 1976, in the year of Florence Bowman's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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