Bowness Wynd

Place Name: Bowness Wynd

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2002)

Name Origins: Commemorative


English: locative name from Bowness (Cumbria, England).
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Bulnes (used since 1282) meaning ‘Bull Headland’ from Cumbria, England.

A Dictionary of British Place Names.


A narrow lane between houses.

From Wikipedia

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish, English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Ernest W. Bowness (b. 1879) was an engineer who became manager of the Edmonton Electric Light and Power Company in the late 1910s, and was active in Edmonton's business community. Born in PEI, Bowness served in the South African War from 1899 to 1901. He then attended McGill University, receiving a BSc in 1905. After a period teaching in the United States, Bowness came west to make surveys and reports on the Bow River. He was involved in many other projects in western Canada and the US, including a period as an efficiency engineer for the City of Edmonton in 1913. Bowness continued to participate in a variety of engineering projects, including being president of the Edmonton-based Empire Engineering Company, and was identified with the civil and electrical branches of the Professional Engineers of Alberta. He was active in the community as a member of the Edmonton Board of Trade, the Edmonton Club, and the Edmonton Golf and Country Club.

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