Captain Thomas Leroy Howden

1 June 1827–12 October 1891 (Age 64)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Leroy

Captain Thomas Leroy Howden was born on 1 June 1827, in Pennsylvania, United States. He married Lydia Louisa Stewart on 11 February 1847. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Honey Creek Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 12 October 1891, in Skidmore, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Masonic Cemetery, Monroe Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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Captain Thomas Leroy Howden
Lydia Louisa Stewart
Marriage: 11 February 1847
Lizzie Wilson
Andrew F Howden
Lucy M Howden
William Martin Howden
Clara E Howden
Annie M Howden
Thomas Leroy Howden

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World Events (8)

1829 · Missouri State Library
Age 2
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.
1832 · Black Hawk War
Age 5
"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
Age 19
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from a place so called near Kelso on the border with England. Early forms include Hadden, Hauden, and Halden; the place name is probably from Old English halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’ + denu ‘valley’.2 English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse hǫfuð ‘head’ (replacing Old English hēafod) + Old English denu ‘valley’; the first element may have been used in the sense ‘principal’, ‘top’, or ‘end’.3 Americanized form of Norwegian Hovden .

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

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Sources (5)

  • Thomas L Howden, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas L Howden, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thos S Howden, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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