Delmer Bates Howard

16 March 1876–22 December 1948 (Age 72)
Newman, Douglas, Illinois, United States

The Life of Delmer Bates

When Delmer Bates Howard was born on 16 March 1876, in Newman, Douglas, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Howard, was 37 and his mother, Mary M. Swan, was 34. He married Lenora 'Leona' Martin on 27 October 1902, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 December 1948, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Delmer Bates Howard
Lenora 'Leona' Martin
Marriage: 27 October 1902
Velma Collice Howard

Spouse and Children

27 October 1902
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


    Velma Collice Howard


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Howard


    Mary M. Swan




    Isadora Howard


    Ulysses B Howard


    David N Howard




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 6

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Delmar Howard in household of Joseph Howard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Delmer B Howard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Delmar B Howard, "United States Census, 1940"

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