Hiram Ruggles Howard

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

The Life Summary 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 for about 10 years. 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

  • Marriage
    22 September 1873Wolfe Island, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
  • Children


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    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

    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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    Sources (5)

    • Hirum Howard, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Hiram R Howard, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
    • Hiram K Howard in household of Albert Howard, "Canada Census, 1871"

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