Peter D Howard

1850–Male
Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Peter D

When Peter D Howard was born in March 1850, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, his father, Roland Allen Howard, was 30 and his mother, Rachael Olinger, was 28. He married Eliza A Unknown about 1870. He lived in Moccasin Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Sheridan Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States for about 5 years.

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Peter D Howard
1850–
Josephine Betzer
1856–1885
Marriage: 19 December 1880
Robert Van Howard
1881–1950

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MARRIAGE
19 December 1880
Cherokee, Kansas, United States
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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1861

Age 11

Kansas is the 34th state
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

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

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.

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

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  • Peper D Howard in household of Roland H Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Howard in household of R H Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter D Howard in household of R A Howard, "United States Census, 1850"

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