Oscar Stephen Howland

1 August 1850–18 November 1908 (Age 58)
Dayton, Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Oscar Stephen

When Oscar Stephen Howland was born on 1 August 1850, in Dayton, Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, his father, Stephen A. Howland, was 52 and his mother, Lucinda Pickerill, was 43. He married Maryetta Perrigo on 28 February 1872. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States in 1860. He died on 18 November 1908, in Western Springs, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58.

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Oscar Stephen Howland
Maryetta Perrigo
Marriage: 28 February 1872
Hattie Bell Howland
Alford Clinton Howland
Eva Louise Howland
Frank D. Howland
Bertha Wilimina Howland
Blanche May Howland
Iva Mell Howland

Spouse and Children

28 February 1872


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Lucinda Pickerill




    Stephen Howland


    Sally Howland


    Francis Marion Howland


    Almira Polly Howland


    Sarah A. Howland


+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 16

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

1 English: variant of Holland 1.2 Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Osker Howland in household of John Howland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oscar Howland in household of D P Howland, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Oscar Houland, "United States Census, 1880"

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