William Henry Harrison Howell

Brief Life History of William Henry Harrison

When William Henry Harrison Howell was born on 7 December 1840, in Washington Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States, his father, John Howell, was 26 and his mother, Phebe Ann Seward, was 27. He married Martha Jane Smith in 1868, in Licking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Garfield Township, Montgomery, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Lincoln Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1861. He died on 3 February 1932, in Clarinda, Page, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Elmo, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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William Henry Harrison Howell
Martha Jane Smith
Marriage: 1868
Edward Lawrence Leslie Howell
Lulu Gertrude Howell
Lydia Ottabine Howell
William Claude Howell
Garcie Guy Howell
George Orie Howell
Floyd Faye Howell

Sources (25)

  • Heny Howell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Henry Harrison Howell, "Iowa, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1861-1949"
  • Wm W Howell, "Iowa, Adjutant General's Office, Grave Registration Service, Cemetery Records, 1800-2000"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1845: Nodaway, Missouri, United States


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


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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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