Nancy Melvina Howell

26 February 1862–12 August 1946 (Age 84)
Harrison, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy Melvina

When Nancy Melvina Howell was born on 26 February 1862, in Harrison, Iowa, United States, her father, James William Howell, was 33 and her mother, Rosannah Monk, was 20. She married William Heber Thornton on 28 January 1878, in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She lived in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States in 1920 and Logan Election Precinct, Cache, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 12 August 1946, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Portage, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Heber Thornton
Nancy Melvina Howell
Marriage: 28 January 1878
William Royal Thornton
Stirl Heber Thornton
Archibald Wesley Thornton
Joseph Howell Thornton
James Levi Thorton
John Albert W Thornton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 January 1878Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · The Union Roller Mill
    Age 3
    The Union Roller Mill was built to help grind the grain that was harvested in the Cache Valley and the other surrounding areas. It was later renamed the Thatcher Milling & Elevator Company and the old millstones were discarded.
    1884 · Logan Temple Dedication
    Age 22
    On May 17, 1884, the Logan temple was dedicated by John Taylor. It was the only temple dedicated by him and was the second temple in Utah. The temple went under a major reconstruction project in 1976 to increase the capacity of the rooms inside and was rededicated in 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (27)

    • Nancy Howel, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Nancy Melvina Howell, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
    • Nancy Melvina Cobbledick, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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