Melchert H. Howard

October 1828–15 February 1910 (Age 81)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Melchert H.

When Melchert H. Howard was born in October 1828, in Indiana, United States, his father, Jonas Howard, was 30 and his mother, Margaret Helmer, was 26. He married Mary E. Springer on 25 November 1863, in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 15 February 1910, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Melchert H. Howard
Mary E. Springer
Marriage: 25 November 1863
Park Springer Howard
Grace Howard
Fay Howard
Edgar A Howard
Charlotte Howard
Frank B Howard

Spouse and Children

25 November 1863
Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana, United States


    Park Springer Howard


    Edgar A Howard


    Grace Howard


    Charlotte Howard


    Fay Howard


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 2

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.

Age 26

Male Atkins, 10 Jan 1854

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melchert Howard in household of Margaret Hinard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • M H Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melchert Howard, "United States Census, 1870"

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