Hiram Ruggles Howard

about 1821–30 August 1898 (Age 77)
Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Hiram Ruggles

When Hiram Ruggles Howard was born about 1821, in Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, Matthew Munson Howard Esquire, was 27 and his mother, Harriett Nichols, was 19. He married Nancy Harrison on 22 September 1873, in Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Elizabethtown, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 30 August 1898, in Lyn, Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Ruggles Howard
Nancy Harrison
Marriage: 22 September 1873
Louella Howard
William Anson Howard
Wallace Lafayette Howard
Clarrance Howard

Spouse and Children

22 September 1873
Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada


    Louella Howard


    William Anson Howard


    Wallace Lafayette Howard


    Clarrance Howard


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 46

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 48

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 62

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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)

  • Hirum Howard, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Hiram R Howard, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Hiram R Howard, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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