Nellie Louise Howard

March 1891–1955 (Age 63)
California, United States

The Life of Nellie Louise

When Nellie Louise Howard was born in March 1891, in California, United States, her father, John Norman Howard, was 35 and her mother, Annette Strong, was 25. She married James Barnett Dickinson on 19 August 1908, in Pacific, Washington, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Satsop, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1930 and Satsop Election Precinct, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1940. She died in 1955, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

James Barnett Dickinson
Nellie Louise Howard
Marriage: 19 August 1908
Rozella B Dickinson
Louise Dickinson
Janell Josephine Dickinson

Spouse and Children

19 August 1908
Pacific, Washington, United States


    Rozella B Dickinson


    Louise Dickinson



Parents and Siblings

    John Norman Howard





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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Nellie Howard in household of John A Howard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie L Dickinson in household of James B Dickinson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Dickinson in household of James Dickinson, "United States Census, 1930"

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