Olan J Bowden (1941 - 2002)

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Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas

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Remo Mion, Bill Blowden, Barbara Jones

Remo Mion, Bill Blowden, Barbara Jones

Judy A. (Bowden) Brown

Judy A. (Bowden) Brown

Judy A. (Bowden) Brown

Judy A. (Bowden) Brown

Cynthia D. (Franz) Bowden

Cynthia D. (Franz) Bowden

Michael D. Bowden

Michael D. Bowden

Katherine Bowden, Indiana, 1933

Katherine Bowden, Indiana, 1933

Oscar Bowden, Coushatta, La.

Oscar Bowden, Coushatta, La.

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Relatives of Joseph Bowden

Relatives of Joseph Bowden

Mary (Bowden) Sharp

Mary (Bowden) Sharp

Burvel E. Bowden Obituary

Burvel E. Bowden Obituary

A B Bowden AR

A B Bowden AR

Mrs Allen Blanton Bowden

Mrs Allen Blanton Bowden

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Lemuel Jackson Bowden Gravestone Remo Mion, Bill Blowden, Barbara Jones Judy A. (Bowden) Brown Judy A. (Bowden) Brown

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1941 - In the year that Olan J Bowden was born, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1962 - By the time this person was 21 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

1964 - Olan was 23 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1975 - At the age of 34 years old, Olan was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

1987 - By the time this person was 46 years old, on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

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Olan J Bowden died on September 18, 2002 at 61 years old. There is no listed cause of death for Olan. Olan was born on March 26, 1941. We have no information about Olan's family or relationships. We know that Olan J Bowden had been residing in Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas.

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