William Perkins Howard

Male30 June 1916–5 June 1919

Brief Life History of William Perkins

When William Perkins Howard was born on 30 June 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Wilson Allen Howard, was 34 and his mother, Eva Richardson, was 32. He died on 5 June 1919, in his hometown, at the age of 2, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilson Allen Howard
Eva Richardson
Allen Quentin Howard
Darwin Richardson Howard
William Perkins Howard
John Richardson Howard
Elizabeth Jane Howard

Sources (8)

  • William Perkins Howard, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • Wm Perkins Howard, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
  • William Perkins Howard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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Siblings (5)

World Events (5)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 2

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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