Phebe Bowne (1851 - 1930)

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Manhattan County, New York

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Ida Sutton Bowne, New York

Ida Sutton Bowne, New York

Simon Rapalje Bowne

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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

Ida Sutton Bowne

Ida Sutton Bowne

Mary Leggett Bowne

Mary Leggett Bowne

Joseph Bowne, New York

Joseph Bowne, New York

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1851 - In the year that Phebe Bowne was born, 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.

1853 - She was only 2 years old when on March 4th, Franklin Pierce became the 14th President of the United States. His son had been killed in a train accident that also involved Pierce and his wife on January 6 - the only of 3 sons to survive until then. Due to the resultant depression and his unpopular policies, he was not re-nominated for President and served only one term.

1858 - By the time she was just 7 years old, on May 11th, Minnesota became the 32nd U.S. state. It was previously the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.

1866 - She was only 15 years old when on February 13th, the first robbery committed by Jesse James and his gang - a daylight bank robbery - occurred in Liberty, Missouri. Jesse's presence has been disputed but most historians agree that he was there.

1930 - In the year of Phebe Bowne's passing, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

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Phebe Bowne passed away on January 13, 1930 in New York at 79 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born around 1851. We have no information about Phebe's immediate family.

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