Samuel J Howard

Brief Life History of Samuel J

When Samuel J Howard was born in 1853, in Hampshire, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Howard, was 42 and his mother, Caroline McCullough, was 34. He married Lucila E Clifford on 22 September 1886, in Williamsport, Grant, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grant District, Grant, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died from 6 May 1915 to 20 April 1916.

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Samuel J Howard
1853–1915
Lucila E Clifford
1863–1956
Marriage: 22 September 1886
Howard
1888–
Arthur Harrison Howard
1889–1981
Margaret Elizabeth Howard
1892–1982
Oliver Otis Howard
1894–1964
Mary Frances Howard
1902–1997

Sources (17)

  • Samuel Howard in household of Caroline Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Saml Howard, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Samuel Howard in entry for Mary Bruce, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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