Minnie Janette Howe

Female8 May 1866–10 January 1886

Brief Life History of Minnie Janette

When Minnie Janette Howe was born on 8 May 1866, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, her father, Clifton Kirtredge Howe, was 31 and her mother, Rachel Phylinda Andrews, was 30. She died on 10 January 1886, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clifton Kirtredge Howe
1834–1905
Rachel Phylinda Andrews
1836–1912
Willard Clifton Howe
1861–1935
Alice Sophia Howe
1862–1943
Mabel Linda Howe
1865–1953
Minnie Janette Howe
1866–1886
Frank Donaldson Howe
1872–1887
Harry Wells Howe
1873–1873
Archibald Andrews Howe
1874–1881
Ruth Howe
1879–1880

Sources (2)

  • Minnie Howe in household of Clifford Howe, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minnie Howe in household of Clifton K Howe, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (7)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 1

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1872 · The First National Park

Age 6

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .

English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.

Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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

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