Israel Howe

25 November 1796–8 July 1872 (Age 75)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Israel

When Israel Howe was born on 25 November 1796, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Howe, was 35 and his mother, Hepzibah Belknap, was 29. He married Elizabeth Howe on 13 April 1820, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 8 July 1872, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75.

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Israel Howe
Elizabeth Howe
Marriage: 13 April 1820
William Warren Howe
Elizabeth Rebecca Howe

Spouse and Children

13 April 1820
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States



    Elizabeth Rebecca Howe


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Israel Howe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Israel Howe, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Israel Howe, "United States Census, 1870"

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