Cordelia B. Howe

10 September 1838–15 February 1913 (Age 74)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Cordelia B.

When Cordelia B. Howe was born on 10 September 1838, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Eber Howe, was 42 and her mother, Louisa Bigelow, was 32. She married Alanson Smith Howe on 6 June 1855. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Berlin, Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. She died on 15 February 1913, in Berlin, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74.

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Alanson Smith Howe
Cordelia B. Howe
Marriage: 6 June 1855
Walter H. Howe
Olivia Augusta Howe
Ella Louisa Howe
Adelia Francis Howe
Chester Alanson Howe

Spouse and Children

6 June 1855


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World Events (7)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 25

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

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cordelia B Howe in household of Walter A Wheeler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cordelia B Howe in household of Alanson L Howe, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Cordelia B Howe in household of Alan* S Howe, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"

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