These stats were gathered after I read the book, “The Bowling Name in History” by Ancestry. I have listed some of the most interesting numbers:
The Bowling Name in History
Timeline in History
1840- 110 Bowling Families with most living in Kentucky. (21).
1861-1865- 163 Bowling Union Soldiers and 358 Confederate Soldiers.
1880- Top Bowling US Occupations- Keeping house, farmer, laborer, at home.
1881 England- Most Bowling residents lived in Lancashire and Yorkshire Counties
1900-1170 Bowling Families with most living in KY, average household size 5.34
1914-1918 World War I- 1,565 Bowling draft registrants, with most registering in KY.
1920- 1844 Bowling households of which 44 percent owned home, 70 % of these individuals were literate.
1939-1945 World War II- 895 Bowling soldiers joined the US Army.
1832-1904- Bowling land patents were issued from the federal government.
1821-1948- Most Bowling immigrants to US came from England, Ireland, and Canada.
1945- Most Bowling Immigrants to the US arrived in 1945. The Queen Mary was the most common ship that Bowling immigrants sailed on.
Ships the Bowling’s Sailed On:
Queen Mary-20 ppl Adriatic- 8ppl
Leviathan- 16 ppl Baltic- 8 ppl.
Queen Elizabeth- 15 ppl
Britannic- 14 ppl
Cedric- 11 ppl
City of Limerick- 9 ppl
General Maurice Rose- 9 ppl
Majestic- 9 ppl
1840 Fun Facts
US population was 17,069,000
Inventions: Sewing machine, vulcanized rubber
Most popular spectator event: Horse racing
10- hour work day was established.
States with the most Bowling Households in 1840-
Bowling Households in Kentucky
Early Kentucky inhabitants included members of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Shawnee Indian Tribes. Daniel Boone established the first English-speaking settlement in the area in 1775. Kentucky became a state in 1792. The 1820 Missouri Compromise confirmed its status as a slave state. Kentucky’s 1840 population was 780,000 including 190,000 people of African descent.
1880- Did you know?
US Population- 50,155,783.
Residents born outside the US: 5,248,568
Teacher’s salary monthly: male- 71.50 and female: 54.50 per month
Life expectancy was 39.6 years
Bike Ownership- 50,000
Miles of Railroad track- 87,000
States with most Bowling’s in 1880