John Barr Howd

Brief Life History of John Barr

When John Barr Howd was born on 6 January 1878, in Burnside, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Smith Howd, was 50 and his mother, Catharine L Yetter, was 33. He married Iva Leila Gibson on 14 February 1900, in Carthage, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Orange, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 23 February 1927, in Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

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John Barr Howd
1878–1927
Iva Leila Gibson
1882–1956
Marriage: 14 February 1900
Arlo Smith Howd
1900–1963

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  • John B Howd, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Barr Howd, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • J B Wood, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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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