Samuel Milton Howe

25 June 1824–December 1880 (Age 56)
Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Milton

When Samuel Milton Howe was born on 25 June 1824, in Peterborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Asahel Howe, was 21 and his mother, Fannie Spafford, was 22. He married Sarah Smith on 13 October 1855, in Nashua, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Sheridan, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died in December 1880, in Davis City, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 56.

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Samuel Milton Howe
Jane Watson Sanford
Samuel Spafford Howe
John Milton Howe
Louisa Jane Howe

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 1
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough
Age 9
In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
Age 22
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name pronounced to rhyme with hoe, who, or how, from Middle English hoʒe ‘spur of a hill, steep ridge, or slight rise’. Hoʒe comes from a late variant, hōge, of the dative case of the Old English root word, hōh, literally ‘heel (of a person) or hock (of an animal)’, a common placename element. The regular Old English dative singular, , is the source of the placenames Hoo and Hoe and the surname may also be habitational name from a placename consisting of this word, for example Hoe (Norfolk), Hoo (Kent), Hooe (Devon, Sussex), or either of two places called The Hoo in Great Gaddesden and Saint Paul's Walden (Hertfordshire). Hose (Leicestershire) comes from the plural form of the word (see Howes ). Howe may also be from Old Norse haugr ‘mound, hill’, for without other evidence, this cannot be distinguished from howe ‘spur of a hill’ and is certainly the origin of Howe (Norfolk) and Howe Hill in Kirkburn (East Yorkshire). See also Hough .English: variant of Hugh , pronounced to rhyme with who or how.Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Life Sketches of Samuel Milton Howe and Jane Sanford Howe

Written By Their Daughter, Louisa Jane Howe Brown- Wife of William H. Brown Also Contains Her Own Life History Written in 1924 My father, Samuel Milton Howe, was born in the town of Petersboro, Hilsb …

Sources (19)

  • Milton Howe, "New Hampshire Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
  • Samuel Howe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel M. Howe in entry for Louisa Jane Howe Brown, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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