Esther Ellen Howard

9 September 1908–16 December 1978 (Age 70)
Jonesboro, Coryell, Texas, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

5 September 1929
Tulia, Swisher, Texas, United States


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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

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Summers in household of Lloyd Summers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Esther E Howard in household of Wm F Howard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esther Howard, "Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012"

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