John Richards Howard

7 February 1903–31 May 1942 (Age 39)
Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Richards

When John Richards Howard was born on 7 February 1903, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, John Fitz Alan Howard, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Drucilla Sears, was 28. He married Mary Marler on 4 March 1929, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Maywood, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 5 years and Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1940. He died on 31 May 1942, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richards Howard
Mary Marler
Marriage: 4 March 1929
John Fitzallen Howard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 March 1929Jackson, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    Age 2
    Last Zulu uprising against British.
    Age 11
    South Africa supports Allies in World War I.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Fitz-Alan Howard (1869-1953) by his daughter, Lucie Howard James

    My father John F. A. Howard was born on November 27, 1869 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Harriet Spinks Brooks and John Richards Howard. His mother died on September 10, 1883, leaving five young children …

    Sources (27)

    • John Richards Howard, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John R Howard, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • John Richards Howard, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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