Emily Howe

24 May 1827–6 September 1903 (Age 76)
Hartford, Ohio, Indiana, United States

The Life of Emily

When Emily Howe was born on 24 May 1827, in Hartford, Ohio, Indiana, United States, her father, Dr William Howe, was 20 and her mother, Jane Ruddell, was 27. She married William Mead on 13 November 1845, in Switzerland, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Madison, Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana Territory, United States in 1900. She died on 6 September 1903, in Wirt, Jefferson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Switzerland, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Mead
Emily Howe
Marriage: 13 November 1845
Ann Mead
Edwin Howe Mead
Charles W. Mead
Jennie Mead
Pauline Mead

Spouse and Children

13 November 1845
Switzerland, Indiana, United States


    Ann Mead



    Charles W. Mead


    Jennie Mead


    Pauline Mead


Parents and Siblings




    Dr Edwin Howe



    Pauline Howe


    Jane Howe


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 9

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 24

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emily H Mead, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily Mead in household of William Mead, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Emily Mead in household of William Mead, "United States Census, 1870"

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