When Peter Nero Howard was born on 15 October 1899, in Howell Township, Howell, Missouri, United States, his father, John Armstrong Howard, was 34 and his mother, Martha Ann Taylor, was 30. He married Myrtle Mae Wicker on 18 August 1920, in West Plains, Howell, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Benton Township, Howell, Missouri, United States for about 30 years and Bennett Bayou Township, Fulton, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 14 December 1962, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bakersfield Cemetery, Bakersfield, Ozark, Missouri, United States.
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 há ‘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.