Esther Ellen Howard

Female9 September 1908–16 December 1978

Brief Life History of Esther Ellen

When Esther Ellen Howard was born on 9 September 1908, in Jonesboro, Coryell, Texas, United States, her father, William Franklin Howard, was 40 and her mother, Samantha Ellen McGehee, was 32. She married Lloyd Rush Summers on 5 September 1929, in Tulia, Swisher, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Swisher, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Nolan, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 16 December 1978, in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Roscoe, Nolan, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lloyd Rush Summers
Esther Ellen Howard
Marriage: 5 September 1929
Mabel Estalene Summers

Sources (21)

  • Esther Summers in household of Lloyd Summers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther Ellen Howard, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1929Tulia, Swisher, Texas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 1

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

    Age 6

    Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.


    Age 19

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .

    English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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