Walter Bowden (1916 - 1983)

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Walter Bowden
1916 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Walter Bowden was born on December 9, 1916. He died in February 1983 at 66 years of age. We know that Walter Bowden had been residing in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28403.


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Walter Bowden died in February 1983 at 66 years old. He was born on December 9, 1916. We are unaware of information about Walter's surviving family. We know that Walter Bowden had been residing in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina 28403.
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In 1916, in the year that Walter Bowden was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1928, at the age of only 12 years old, Walter was alive when Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1933, when he was 17 years old, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1961, at the age of 45 years old, Walter was alive when on April 17th, about 1,000 CIA trained Cuban exiles invaded Cuba with the intention of igniting a rebellion and overthrowing Castro. They were defeated within three days. Although the operation began under Eisenhower, Kennedy approved it and the operation, named the Bay of Pigs for the beach where they landed, was a humiliation for the United States.

In 1983, in the year of Walter Bowden's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Walter Samuel Bowden
around 1922 - Jun 13, 1942
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around 1884 - Jul 29, 1916
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around 1898 - Jul 27, 1916
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around 1894 - Apr 12, 1918
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Died: Feb 13, 1918
Walter Adrian Carnegie Bowden
around 1881 - Aug 28, 1914
Walter S Bowden
Born: around 1922
Utah, United States
Walter Bowden
Born: around 1900
Idaho, United States
Walter Bowden
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
Walter Bowden
Born: around 1912
Georgia, United States
Walter M Bowden
Born: around 1910
District Of Columbia, United States
Walter J Bowden
Born: around 1915
Florida, United States
Walter L Jr Bowden
Born: around 1921
United States
Walter J Bowden
Born: around 1921
Massachusetts, United States
Walter W Bowden
Born: around 1918
North Carolina, United States
Walter J Bowden
Born: around 1925
Pennsylvania, United States
Walter Henry Bowden
1894 - 1968
Rose, Australia
Walter James Bowden
1893 - 1949
South Yarra, Australia
Walter Ralph Bowden
1857 - 1900
Melb E H, Australia

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Ernest Bowden
Died: December 1952
Thomas Bowden
Aug 27, 1956 - October 1972
Willie Bowden
Nov 23, 1901 - July 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
Robert Bowden
Apr 25, 1907 - July 1971
Long Beach, California
James T Bowden Sr
Oct 2, 1913 - Oct 16, 1977
Erskine Bowden
Dec 20, 1907 - March 1987
Portland, Oregon
Carl Bowden
Nov 29, 1900 - December 1972
Hector, Arkansas
Earnest Bowden
Apr 10, 1910 - Sep 25, 1992
Hector, AR
James Bowden
Jun 28, 1909 - Mar 27, 1998
Texarkana, AR
Louise H Bowden
Feb 3, 1918 - Jan 30, 2003
Mc Gehee, AR
Michael E Bowden
Apr 19, 1957 - Dec 8, 2009
Sherwood, AR
Charley Bowden
Oct 25, 1884 - August 1974
Keo, Arkansas
Ethel Bowden
Aug 16, 1888 - December 1980
Pottsville, Arkansas
Mae Bowden
Nov 9, 1903 - Jan 12, 1993
Russellville, AR
Emma Bowden
Jan 17, 1885 - September 1972
Dermott, Arkansas
Lucy Bowden
Oct 22, 1897 - May 1976
Russellville, Arkansas
Fotra Lee Bowden
Sep 4, 1918 - January 1992
Compton, CA
Milton Bowden
Sep 1, 1919 - Nov 6, 1999
Detroit, MI
Mary F Bowden
Mar 23, 1909 - Aug 2, 2000
Hamburg, AR
Henry O Bowden
Apr 29, 1920 - May 30, 2010
Hindsville, AR

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Horace Garrison
Aug 7, 1898 - September 1974
Monticello, Arkansas
Maxine E Trigg
Jul 1, 1914 - Jan 27, 1997
Lake Village, AR
Louis H Boyett Jr
Aug 7, 1918 - Nov 13, 1996
Poplar Bluff, MO
Emma Paris
Sep 21, 1897 - January 1980
Dermott, Arkansas
John W Lowry
Oct 27, 1913 - Jan 3, 1994
Warren, AR
Kirby Kyle
Sep 5, 1908 - June 1982
Jacksonville, Florida
Ohlas Ramsey
Sep 16, 1905 - March 1978
Benton, Arkansas
Harry Howlett
Mar 26, 1900 - October 1966
De Queen, Arkansas
Catherine Dooley
Jan 5, 1893 - March 1973
San Francisco, California
Lawrence Tatum
Apr 16, 1895 - May 1980
Benton, Arkansas
Avus Vaughn
Oct 8, 1915 - May 21, 2008
Eden, NC
George Voss
Sep 2, 1886 - August 1973
Forrest City, Arkansas
Emest Allen
Oct 29, 1901 - September 1958
Richard Gann
May 24, 1904 - August 1976
Wynne, Arkansas
James Jeffers
Sep 17, 1903 - April 1967
Corning, Arkansas
Noel Mcgaughey
Nov 22, 1909 - August 1983
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Troy Pate
Jan 26, 1913 - July 1978
Gardena, California
Walter Sawin
Nov 17, 1889 - January 1969
Andrews, Texas
Samuel Huffmaster
Oct 22, 1903 - March 1968
Little Rock, Arkansas
Hubert Feldkamp
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