Matilda Howe

1808–28 January 1884 (Age 76)
Allenport Borough, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Matilda

When Matilda Howe was born in 1808, in Allenport Borough, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Howe, was 58 and her mother, Elizabeth Jackman, was 22. She married Joseph Keen Ashmead in 1830, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cedar Township, Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 28 January 1884, in Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Palestine Township, Cooper, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Keen Ashmead
Matilda Howe
Marriage: 1830
Sarah "Sally" Ashmead
Catherine Katie Ashmead
John Wesley Ashmead
James Thorton Ashmead
Austin Ashmead
Granville Eberts Ashmead
Joseph William Ashmead

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  • Marriage
    1830Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital
    Age 4
    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 
    Age 4
    Missouri Territory was organized from part of the Louisiana Territory on June 4, 1812.
    1829 · Missouri State Library
    Age 21
    The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Matilda Ashmead in household of John Bonhart, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Matilda Howe in entry for J. T. Ashmead and Emma Bagley, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
    • Matilda Ashmead in household of Joseph Ashmead, "United States Census, 1860"

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