Thomas Tyre Howe

Male4 April 1850–22 March 1910

Brief Life History of Thomas Tyre

When Thomas Tyre Howe was born on 4 April 1850, in New York, United States, his father, John G. Howe, was 44 and his mother, Harriet Morehouse, was 25. He married Elizabeth Purvis on 14 September 1873, in Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Lindley, Steuben, New York, United States in 1850 and Mount Pleasant Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 22 March 1910, in Clay Township, Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Willmathsville, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Tyre Howe
Elizabeth Purvis
Marriage: 14 September 1873
Sarah A. Howe
William Harrison Howe
Luella "Ella" Howe
Thomas Franklin "Frank" Howe
Walter Fremon Howe
Henry Erastis Howe
Hosea R Howe
Clarice Howe

Sources (16)

  • Thomas Howe in household of John Howe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas Howe, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Thomas Howe, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 September 1873Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 13

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 16

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .

    English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.

    Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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