William Henry Howe

17 August 1848–6 July 1923 (Age 74)
Grindstone Island, Jefferson, New York, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Howe was born on 17 August 1848, in Grindstone Island, Jefferson, New York, United States, his father, James Charles Howe, was 21 and his mother, Lydia Gotham, was 16. He married Nellie Freeman on 11 January 1870, in Walworth, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Larkin, Midland, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Midland, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 6 July 1923, in Coleman, Midland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Warren Township, Midland, Michigan, United States.

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William Henry Howe
Nellie Freeman
Marriage: 11 January 1870
George Howe

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11 January 1870
Walworth, Walworth, Wisconsin, United States


    George Howe


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World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 20

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • William H Howe in household of James C Howe, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Howe in entry for Gorge H. Howe, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • William Hone in household of Jessie Younge, "United States Census, 1900"

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