Jane S Howk

Brief Life History of Jane S

When Jane S Howk was born on 20 April 1852, in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States, her father, George Vail Howk, was 27 and her mother, Eleanor Dewey, was 24. She lived in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. She died on 10 October 1887, in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States.

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George Vail Howk
Eleanor Dewey
Charles Dewey Howk
Jane S Howk

Sources (6)

  • Jerry Howk in household of George V Howk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Simonson Howk, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Jane S Howk in household of Geo V Howk, "United States Census, 1880"

World Events (7)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Hauck .

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

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