Mary Elizabeth "Tilly" Howard

Female14 November 1839–10 November 1917

Brief Life History of Mary Elizabeth "Tilly"

When Mary Elizabeth "Tilly" Howard was born on 14 November 1839, in Bulloch, Georgia, United States, her father, David Howard, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth A Peacock, was 25. She married James Henry Gable in 1855, in Jackson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 8 Shady Grove, Jackson, Florida, United States in 1900 and Rock Creek, Jackson, Florida, United States in 1910. She died on 10 November 1917, in Alliance, Jackson, Florida, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Olive Cemetery, Altha, Calhoun, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Gable
Mary Elizabeth "Tilly" Howard
Marriage: 1855
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Delila Gable
Henry James Gable
Mary Ann Gable
Ellie Fair Gable
Andrew Jackson Gable
John Gable
Charles Cable

Sources (13)

  • Mary Gable in household of James H Gable, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Howard, "Florida Marriages, 1830-1993"
  • Mary Howard Gable, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1855Jackson, Florida, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Florida is 27th state.


    Age 7

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 22

    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

    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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