Roy Cleveland Howell

Male5 July 1885–

Brief Life History of Roy Cleveland

When Roy Cleveland Howell was born on 5 July 1885, in Ancaster, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, his father, Obediah Howell, was 50 and his mother, Esther Louise Towne, was 37.

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Obediah Howell
Esther Louise Towne
Harry E Howell
Clara Louisa Howell
Callia Evelyn Howell
Agnes Pearl Howell
Roy Cleveland Howell

Sources (4)

  • Roy Cleveland Howell, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Ray Cleveland Howell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Roy Cleveland Howell, "New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 1

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.


Age 31

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."

Name Meaning

Welsh and English: in the Welsh border counties, from the Welsh male personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages particularly in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king. The name may also arise from the Breton personal name Houuel, Huwel, Huwal, Howael, cognate with the Welsh name. Bretons were especially numerous in the eastern counties of England. See Powell .

English: perhaps from a Middle English personal name Huwel (spelled Howel), a shortening of Huwelot or Huelin (see Hewlett and Huling ), both pet forms of Middle English Huw (see Hugh ).

English: habitational name from Howell (Lincolnshire), from an uncertain initial element + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

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

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