William Patrick Howard

Male5 September 1894–1966

Brief Life History of William Patrick

When William Patrick Howard was born on 5 September 1894, in Texas, United States, his father, James Porter Howard, was 32 and his mother, Anna Belle Brown, was 22. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1910 and Woodsboro, Refugio, Texas, United States in 1930. He died in 1966, in Beeville, Bee, Texas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Three Rivers, Live Oak, Texas, United States.

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William Patrick Howard
Clara Mc Kenzie
William Patrick Howard, Jr
Jesse Weldin Howard

Sources (14)

  • William Howard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Patrick Howard - Government record: Death record or certificate: birth-name: William Patrick Howard
  • William P Howard, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.


Age 12

Historical Boundaries: 1906: Refugio, Texas, United States

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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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