Merle Howell

10 September 1926–27 July 2001 (Age 74)
Travis, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Merle

When Merle Howell was born on 10 September 1926, in Travis, Texas, United States, his father, Melvin Ray Howell, was 30 and his mother, Amelia Ellen Vasquez, was 16. He married Dorothy La Verne Schwab on 20 May 1946, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 27 July 2001, at the age of 74, and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Merle Howell
Dorothy La Verne Schwab
Marriage: 20 May 1946
Madeline Howell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 May 1946Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
    Age 3
    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
    1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
    Age 21
    The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Merle Ray Howell, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Merl Howell in household of M R Howell, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Merle Ray Howell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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