Eva Merretta Howard

Female23 April 1910–31 May 1981

Brief Life History of Eva Merretta

When Eva Merretta Howard was born on 23 April 1910, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Lockhart Anderson Howard Jr., was 30 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Brady, was 24. She married Leonard Milton Petersen Senior on 11 April 1932, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Penrose Election Precinct, Box Elder, Utah, United States for about 5 years and Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1950. She died on 31 May 1981, in Tremonton, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Penrose Cemetery, Penrose, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Milton Petersen Senior
Eva Merretta Howard
Marriage: 11 April 1932
Fred West Petersen
Myrna Love Petersen
Kent David Petersen
Rod Day Petersen
Wade Olin Petersen

Sources (39)

  • Eva Maretta Howard, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • Ena Merretta Howard Petersen in household of Leonord Malton Petersen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Eva Howard, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1932Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1911 · The Salt Lake International Airport

    Age 1

    The Salt Lake International Airport starts its history as a small airfield. It slowly grew until Charles Lindbergh visited that area. After his visit, the airfield changed into a Municipal Airport and started being a hub for most flights from New York to California. After World War II, the airport turned into an international hub for most flights in the Mountain West. In recent history, It sees around 30 million travelers each year and continues to grow in popularity by the local residents.

    1911 · Primary Children's Hospital

    Age 1

    Primary Children's Hospital had its beginnings in the efforts to provide adequate medical care to citizens of the Western United States. First named Deseret Hospital, was first founded in 1882 in Salt Lake City, but it closed for financial reasons in 1900. In 1911, some leaders from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pushed for a separate facility geared to needs of infants and young patients. By 1913, a children's wing had been established at the LDS Hospital located on the lot of the old Deseret Hospital. It was run by the Primary Association, thus the name.


    Age 19

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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