John Richards Howard

18 September 1841–26 April 1927 (Age 85)
Fareham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John Richards

When John Richards Howard was born on 18 September 1841, in Fareham, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Howard, was 28 and his mother, Martha Richards, was 26. He married Harriet Spinks Brooks in September 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 26 April 1927, in Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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John Richards Howard
Harriet Spinks Brooks
Marriage: September 1866
Richard Fitz Alan Howard
John Fitz Alan Howard
Mary Fitz Alan Howard
Martha Fitz Alan Howard
Alice Fitz Alan Howard
Josephine Mowbray Howard
Marguerite Mowbray Howard

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  • Marriage
    September 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 9
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    Harriet Spinks Brooks, wife of John Richards Howard

    (Mother of John Fitz Alan Howard) Harriet Spinks Brooks - daughter of Robert Brooks and Marie Stanley was born in Morley, Norfolk, England, Dec. 4th 1843. We have not been able to ascertain much of …

    Sources (80)

    • John R Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
    • John R. Howard in entry for Isaac O. Edwards and Ann Clayton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • John Howard in entry for Franklin Howard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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