Paul Earnest Howard

15 June 1896–27 September 1985 (Age 89)
Madison, Indiana, United States

The Life of Paul Earnest

When Paul Earnest Howard was born on 15 June 1896, in Madison, Indiana, United States, his father, Homer Earnest Howard, was 23 and his mother, Mary Marie Paulin, was 24. He married Leafa Delight Bryson on 29 August 1918, in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Van Buren Township, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 27 September 1985, in Summitville, Madison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Summitville, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Paul Earnest Howard
Leafa Delight Bryson
Marriage: 29 August 1918
Mary Jane Howard
Margorie A Howard

Spouse and Children


    Leafa Delight Bryson


29 August 1918
Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States


    Mary Jane Howard


    Margorie A Howard


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 10

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Paul E Howard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul Howard in household of Homer Howard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Paul E Howard in household of Homer E Howard, "United States Census, 1900"

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