Benjamin F Howell

7 July 1844–22 April 1926 (Age 81)
Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin F

When Benjamin F Howell was born on 7 July 1844, in Wilmington, Clinton, Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Howell, was 51 and his mother, Elizabeth Kimbrough, was 42. He married Elizabeth Osborn on 18 May 1871, in Boone, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Danville, Center Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Center Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 April 1926, at the age of 81.

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Benjamin F Howell
Elizabeth Osborn
Marriage: 18 May 1871
Etta May Howell
Daisy Dean Howell
Clark Woodard Howell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 May 1871Boone, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1851 · Constitution of 1851
    Age 7
    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 22
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Benjamin F Howell, "United States Census, 1910"
    • B F Howell in entry for Clark W Howell and <Unknown>, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • B Franklin Howell, "United States Census, 1920"

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