William Davis Howard

11 March 1880–17 September 1951 (Age 71)
Prineville, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Life Summary of William Davis

When William Davis Howard was born on 11 March 1880, in Prineville, Wasco, Oregon, United States, his father, Marcus Ford Whitman Howard, was 30 and his mother, Mary Josephine Baxter, was 20. He married Nina Alberta DeCoudress on 3 February 1901, in Beagle, Jackson, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Millers, Esmeralda, Nevada, United States for about 10 years and Judicial District 1 Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada, United States in 1940. He died on 17 September 1951, in Tonopah, Nye, Nevada, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Goldfield, Esmeralda, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Davis Howard
Nina Alberta DeCoudress
Marriage: 3 February 1901
Laura Josephine Howard
Jesse A Howard
Erma Clair Howard
Ollie Hazel Howard
Mark Luis Howard
Nina Josephine Howard

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+1 More Child

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 1
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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society
Age 18
The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1900 · Gold for Cash!
Age 20
This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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 (9)

  • W D Howard in household of M F Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William D Howard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Howard in household of M S Howard, "United States Census, 1900"

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