Thomas Jefferson Howerton

February 1875–28 October 1954 (Age 79)
Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Howerton was born in February 1875, in Durham, Durham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Richard Theophilus Howerton Sr, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lansdell, was 23. He married Margaret Theresa Linton in 1910. He lived in Washington, District of Columbia, United States in 1920 and United States in 1954. He died on 28 October 1954, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Rock Creek Cemetery, District of Columbia, United States.

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Thomas Jefferson Howerton
Margaret Theresa Linton
Marriage: 1910

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Parents and Siblings

    Richard Theophilus Howerton Sr


    Sarah Elizabeth Lansdell




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 12

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from an unidentified place.

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

Sources (3)

  • Dr Thomas J Howerton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thos J Howerton in household of Richd Howerton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas J Howerton in household of Richard Howerton, "United States Census, 1900"

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