William Howell

13 September 1816–21 November 1851 (Age 35)
St Donats, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Howell was born on 13 September 1816, in St Donats, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Rev Lewis Howell, was 24 and his mother, Ann Preece, was 23. He married Martha Williams on 26 September 1839, in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Saint Issells, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom in 1871. He died on 21 November 1851, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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William Howell
Martha Williams
Marriage: 26 September 1839
Ann Howell
William Howell
Martha Ann Howell
Reese Howell
Louis William Howell

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  • Marriage
    26 September 1839Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 4
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 14
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Story Highlight

    Life of Louis Williams Howell by his son, William Louis Howell Louis Howell was born in Kanesville, now Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa on 20 June 185l. He was the s …

    Sources (11)

    • William Howell, "Wales Births and Baptisms, 1541-1907"
    • William Howells, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William Howell in entry for Ann Howell Burt, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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