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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Family Time Line

Oscar Stephen Howland
1850–1908
Maryetta Perrigo
1855–1885
Marriage: 28 February 1872
Hattie Bell Howland
1872–1949
Alford Clinton Howland
1874–1960
Eva Louise Howland
1875–1963
Frank D. Howland
1877–1889
Bertha Wilimina Howland
1880–1881
Blanche May Howland
1882–1955
Iva Mell Howland
1883–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 February 1872
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1798–1855Male

    Lucinda Pickerill

    Female1807–1889Female

siblings

(17)

    Stephen Howland

    Male1822–Male

    Sally Howland

    Female1825–Female

    Francis Marion Howland

    Male1826–1892Male

    Almira Polly Howland

    Female1827–Female

    Sarah A. Howland

    Female1828–1891Female

+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.
1863

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.

Possible Related Names

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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