Henry Fitzgerald Howison

24 June 1877–1940
Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Henry Fitzgerald

When Henry Fitzgerald Howison was born on 24 June 1877, in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Benjamin Howison, was 36 and his mother, Alice Maria Fitzgerald, was 27. He married Carissa Walker on 6 November 1892. He died in California, United States, and was buried in Woodlake, Tulare, California, United States.

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Henry Fitzgerald Howison
Carissa Walker
Marriage: 6 November 1892

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6 November 1892

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World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 1

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Howie .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Fitzgerald Howison, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Henry F. Howison, "California Marriages, 1850-1945"
  • Henry Fitzgerald Howison, "Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939"

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