Irene Howard

Brief Life History of Irene

When Irene Howard was christened on 21 September 1757, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Thomas Howard, was 28 and her mother, Mary Pember, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Howard
1729–1810
Mary Pember
1735–1795
Irene Howard
1752–1838
Lydia Howard
1753–1814
Phebe Howard
1756–1756
Irene Howard
1757–
Lydia Howard
1757–
Joseph Howard
1759–1838
Lucee Howard
1762–1850
Andrew Howard
1764–1849
Pember Howard
1767–1841
Dan Howard
1768–
Thomas Howard
1770–1851
Eleazer Howard
1772–1775

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  • Irene Howard, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .

English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .

English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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