Martin Curtis Howd

Brief Life History of Martin Curtis

When Martin Curtis Howd was born on 19 August 1869, in Burnside, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Smith Howd, was 41 and his mother, Catharine L Yetter, was 25. He married Virginia Edith Thornburg on 2 August 1893, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 January 1945, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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Martin Curtis Howd
Virginia Edith Thornburg
Marriage: 2 August 1893
Ferida O Howd
Edith Mae Howd
Bernice Beryl Howd
Vera Flo Howd
Eddys Emma Howd
Helen Lois Howd
Stanley Thornburg Howd

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  • Martin C Howed en la familia de Smith Howed, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martin Curtis Howd, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Martin C Hawd, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.


In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Hovd, a habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named (see Hovda ).

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

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