Princess Ann Howard

3 July 1870–28 March 1953 (Age 82)
Ocala, Marion, Florida, United States

The Life of Princess Ann

When Princess Ann Howard was born on 3 July 1870, in Ocala, Marion, Florida, United States, her father, Thomas Richard Howard, was 15 and her mother, Mary Jane Jeralds, was 20. She married Benjamin Franklin Smith on 23 November 1884, in Marion, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Titusville, Brevard, Florida, United States in 1910 and Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, United States in 1930. She died on 28 March 1953, in Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Smith
Princess Ann Howard
Marriage: 23 November 1884
Henry I Smith
Henry James Smith
Georgie Smith
Joseph Smith
Agnes Frankie Smith
Harry Utley Smith
Walter Rumbley Smith Sr

Spouse and Children

23 November 1884
Marion, Florida, United States


    Henry I Smith


    Henry James Smith



    Joseph Smith


    Agnes Frankie Smith


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Richard Howard


    Mary Jane Jeralds




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 8

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Princess A Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Princess Ann Smith in household of A D Fort, "Florida State Census, 1935"
  • Princess A Smith in household of Henry J Smith, "United States Census, 1910"

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