Jennie L. Howard

14 December 1899–18 October 1986 (Age 86)
Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jennie L.

When Jennie L. Howard was born on 14 December 1899, in Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States, her father, Lucius Horatio Howard, was 33 and her mother, Henrietta Tracy Frimel, was 23. She married Homer Eldon Rider on 14 December 1922, in Tama, Iowa, United States. She lived in Carroll Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Howard Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1986, in Toledo, Tama, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Homer Eldon Rider
Jennie L. Howard
Marriage: 14 December 1922

Spouse and Children

14 December 1922
Tama, Iowa, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Lucius Horatio Howard


    Henrietta Tracy Frimel




    Franklin Lucius Howard


    Mary Howard


    Warren Abner Howard




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 23

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Jennie Rider in household of Homer E Rider, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennie Howard in household of Lucins H Howard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie Howard in household of Lucius H Howard, "United States Census, 1910"

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