William Jasper Howell

8 April 1842–24 July 1880 (Age 38)
Yorkville, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William Jasper

When William Jasper Howell was born on 8 April 1842, in Yorkville, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Charles Davis Howell, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Stewart, was 27. He married Lydia Ann Beebe on 9 January 1860, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 July 1880, in Clifton, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Iona Cemetery, Iona, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Jasper Howell
Lydia Ann Beebe
Marriage: 9 January 1860
William Jasper Howell Jr.
Sarah Louisa Howell
Lydia Jane Howell
Harriet Emily Howell
Mary Elvira Howell
Charles Albert Howell
Joseph Archibald Howell
Martha Cecilia Celia Howell
Anne May Howell
Kitty Maria Howell
Cynthia Arminta Howell
Thomas Leroy Howell

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  • Marriage
    9 January 1860Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
    Age 5
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 15
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    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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    Mary Elvira Howell

    Mary Elvira (Josey) [born] in 1867. Josey's father, William Jasper Howell, died on July 24, 1880, when she was 12 years old . . . Lydia Ann's future seemed bleak and uncertain . . . Josey stayed in Cl …

    Sources (39)

    • William Hewell in household of Thomas C D Hewell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • William Howell in entry for Lydia Daniels, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William J Howell, "United States Census, 1870"

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