Martha Lena Howard

Brief Life History of Martha Lena

When Martha Lena Howard was born on 25 March 1879, in Monroe, Jasper, Iowa, United States, her father, Chauncey William Howard, was 30 and her mother, Uretta Jemima Schooley, was 29. She married Harry Wilson Vannatta on 10 January 1900, in Cripple Creek, Teller, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in La Ballona Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. She died on 12 January 1966, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harry Wilson Vannatta
1873–1932
Martha Lena Howard
1879–1966
Marriage: 10 January 1900
Clarence William Vannatta
1900–1983
Clyde Ridgeway Vannatta
1902–1970
Iva Uretta Vannatta
1905–1987
George Roosevelt Vannatta
1907–1952
Adelia St. Claire Vannatta
1910–1989
Harry Lee Vannatta
1912–2000
Donald R Vannatta
1914–1986
Ruby Esther Vannatta
1916–1997

Sources (23)

  • Martha Howard in household of C Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie L Vannatta, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Martha Howard in entry for James C Adams and Ruby E Vanmatta, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1953"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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