Alvin Taylor Howard

8 August 1931–29 July 2010 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alvin Taylor

When Alvin Taylor Howard was born on 8 August 1931, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Taylor Garfield Howard, was 44 and his mother, Mary Ada Lawson, was 27. He had at least 2 daughters with Mary Lea Taylor. He lived in Civil District 1, Polk, Tennessee, United States in 1940 and Dalton, Madison, Georgia, United States in 2010. He died on 29 July 2010, in Whitfield, Georgia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Smith Family Cemetery, Gough, Burke, Georgia, United States.

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Alvin Taylor Howard
Mary Lea Taylor
Deborah A Howard
Susan Howard

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 11

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 24

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alvin Howard in household of T G Howard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alvin T Howard in entry for Deborah A Howard, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Alvin T Howard in entry for Deborah A Howard, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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