Hugh Howden

Male31 March 1860–29 May 1926

Brief Life History of Hugh

Hugh Howden was born on 31 March 1860, in Gladsmuir, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Unknown and Euphemia Howden. He married Lillian "Lillie" Louise Dean on 26 July 1888, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 29 May 1926, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66.

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Hugh Howden
Lillian "Lillie" Louise Dean
Marriage: 26 July 1888
Nellie Howden
Robert James Howden
Nellie Mary Howden

Sources (11)

  • Hugh Howden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hugh Howden, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Hugh Howden, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1888Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

    Age 7

    The Chicago water tower was built out of Lemont limestone by William W. Boyington and was used for firefighting and also drawing clean water from Lake Michigan. The tower gained prominence after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Some believe that the tower was the only building to survive the Great Chicago Fire, but a few other buildings survived alongside the tower. The tower has become a symbol of old Chicago and how the city recovered from the fire. The tower has undergone only two renovations since 1913. 

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 21

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Howden (Midlothian, Dumfriesshire).

    Scottish: variant of Haldane .

    English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from any of several places called Howden, such as those in East Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland, and Yorkshire. The East Yorkshire placename derives from Old English hēafod ‘head, top, headland’, later replaced by Old Norse hǫfuth ‘head, headland’, + Old English denu ‘valley’. Many of the other placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + denu.

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

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