Matilda Howe

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

The Life of Matilda

When Matilda Howe was born in 1808, in Allenport Borough, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Howe, was 68 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

Spouse and Children

Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Howe


    Elizabeth Jackman





    Nathan Howe


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 13

Missouri is the 24th state
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

Scots: Howe, hollow, a hollow, or dell

Sources (3)

  • Matilda Ashmead in household of John Bonhart, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matilda Ashmead in household of Joseph Ashmead, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Matilda Ashmead in household of Jas Ashmead, "United States Census, 1870"

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